GE Aerospace signs MoU with HAL to produce fighter jet engines for IAF | India News

NEW DELHI: The aerospace unit of General Electric announced on Thursday the company signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to produce fighter jet engines for the Indian Air Force (IAF).
The agreement includes the potential joint productionof GE Aerospace‘s F414 engines in India.
This development comes amidst Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s State Visit to the US.
“This is a historic agreement made possible by our longstanding partnership with India and HAL. We are proud to place a role in advancing President Joe Biden and PM Modi‘s vision of closer coordination between the two nations,” H Lawrence Culp Jr, CEO of GE Aerospace.
Culp said that GE’s F414 engines are unmatched. “The F414s will offer important economic and national security benefits for both countries as we help our customers produce the highest quality engines to meet the needs of their military fleet,” he added.
Earlier today, PM Modi met GE’s Lawrence Culp Jr and appreciated the company for its long-term commitment of manufacturing in India.

The discussion focused on GE’s greater technology collaboration to promote manufacturing in India, while PM Modi also invited the company to play a greater role in the aviation and renewable energy sectors in India.
In 1986, GE began working with the Aeronautical Development Agency and HAL to support the development of India’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) with F404 engines.
GE Aerospace said more than 1,600 F414 engines have been delivered globally.

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