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HAL Awarded French Company Thales

Published on February 24, 2019
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has awarded French aerospace and defence company Thales a contract to supply 2.75-inch (70-mm) rocket launchers.
HAL Awarded French Company Thales
  • These certified, field-proven, competitive rocket launchers are suitable for use on both light and combat helicopters.
  • The order is aimed to boost the tactical capabilities of the Indian Armed Forces.

How the capabilities of Armed Forces will be enhanced by this?

  • The Armed Forces of India are involved in a wide range of deployments in remote theatres, conducting operations beyond the scope of traditional homeland defence.
  • This requires to round out their available resources with a view to boosting their tactical capability.
  • This 2.75-inch (70-mm) rocket launchers are produced using composite material, as a result, they are 50 per cent lighter than metal launchers, and this also eliminates corrosion issues.
  • The solution which would be supplied by Thales includes 2.75-inch (70-mm) 12-tube rocket launchers, plus fire control capability and the T100 sighting system.
  • With these rocket launchers, helicopter crews will see a significant improvement in their tactical capabilities during missions.

Question:

Q. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has awarded which French aerospace and defence company a contract to supply 2.75-inch (70-mm) rocket launchers?
a. Thales
b. Whales
c. Dassault
d. Saab
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