The 150th Dornier aircraft manufactured by M/S Hindustan Aeronautics Limited HAL was received by Indian Navy in a ceremony held at HAL(TAD), Kanpur.
150th Do-228 aircraft produced by HAL was handed over to Rear Admiral VM Doss, VSM, ACNS (AM) by Shri R Madhavan, CMD, HAL on November 11, 2020 at Kanpur. Rear Admiral VM Doss, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Air Materiel) received the symbolic keys of the aircraft from Mr R Madhavan, CMD, HAL.
The aircraft manufactured wholly at the Kanpur division in glass cockpit configuration with state of the art avionics and sensors suite, tailor made for maritime and information warfare bears testimony to the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat. During the occasion, ACNS(AM) urged HAL to focus on indigenisation, additive manufacturing of components, design & development and integration of indigenous avionics and weapons. This aircraft, will further boost and enhance coastal security.
Source: Indian Navy