The production facility, which is fully operational, is located at Kasaragod in Kerala and is producing Airborne Special Purpose Computers -- such as mission computers, display processors, radar computers – for upgrades for India's SU-30, LCA, and MiG-27 aircraft.
It is also slated to produce avionics for medium, multirole combat aircraft. Among the systems: automatic electronically scanned array radar, electronic warfare suites, communication and navigation systems.
"Avionics plays a major role in functioning of modern aircraft and contributes significantly to the value of an aircraft/ helicopter," said R.K. Tyagi, chairman of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. "Considering huge potential of Avionics systems in the coming years, a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for a variety of avionics has been established at Kasaragod. This will result in better operational effectiveness and improved customer satisfaction."
HAL said the facility is nearly 46,000 square feet.