Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL)
19 Production Units and 10 Research & Design Centres in 8 locations in India | Manufacture of Composites | Products: Satellite Launch Vehicles (Polar & Geo-synchronous), Satellites, Aerostructures, Helicopters, Software, Engines, Dornier - 228, Avionics, Spares & Services, Aircraft of Russian and Western origin, Helicopters, Advanced Communication/Navigation Equipment, Accessories for (Aircraft, Helicopters & Aero Engines), Aerospace Equipment, Aero Engines of Russian and Western origin, Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) (Tejas), Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT), Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), Advanced Light Helicopter (Weapon System Integration (ALH-WSI) | Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) | Products Planned: Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA), Multi-Role Transport Aircraft (MTA), HTT-40, Indian Multi Role Helicopter (IMRH) | | Hindustan Aeronautics Limited based in Bangalore, India, is one of Asia's largest aerospace companies. Under the management of the Indian Ministry of Defence, this state-owned company is mainly involved in aerospace industry, which includes manufacturing and assembling aircraft, navigation and related communication equipment, as well as operating airports. | HAL built the first military aircraft in South Asia and is currently involved in the design, fabrication and assembly of aircraft, jet engines, and helicopters, as well as their components and spares. It has several facilities throughout India including Nasik, Korwa, Kanpur, Koraput, Lucknow, Bangalore and Hyderabad. The German engineer Kurt Tank designed the HF-24 Marut fighter-bomber, the first fighter aircraft made in India.