Use of HTT-40 Trainer by IAF
Rhe Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has sanctioned an amount of ` 176.93 crore for preliminary design phase and detailed design phase activities of Hindustan Turbo Trainer-40 (HTT-40) aircraft. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has expressed reservations over acquiring the HTT-40 developed by HAL and has recast its proposal from ‘Make’ category to ‘Buy and Make’ category to procure the balance 106 basic trainer aircraft (BTA).
The Base Repair Depots (BRDs) are primarily repair and overhaul agencies. Presently, IAF BRDs have the requisite capability, expertise and infrastructure to integrate, repair and overhaul various types of aircraft, according to the Minister of State for Defence, Jitendra Singh.