new Delhi: With a view to promote the ‘Make in India’ campaign, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has launched Civil (Passenger) aircraft into Multi-Mission Tanker Transport (MMTT) aircraft in India.

Under the signed agreement, HAL will convert pre-owned civil (passenger) aircraft into aerial refueling aircraft with cargo and transport capabilities. The move will provide India’s defense ecosystem with new capabilities and cost-effective solutions in the market. The MoU will facilitate HAL and IAI’s decades-long expertise in development, manufacturing and production of key defense platforms, HAL said in a statement on Wednesday.

The scope of the MoU includes MMTT conversion as well as “passenger to cargo aircraft” conversion. A formal MoU was signed in Delhi by D Maity, CEO (MIG Complex), HAL and Yaakov Berkowitz, Vice President and General Manager (Aviation Group), IAI in the presence of Chandrakar Bharti, Joint Secretary (Aerospace), Ministry of Defence.

R Madhavan, Chairman and Managing Director (CMD), HAL said, “We are delighted to join hands with our longtime partner IAI in this venture of MMTT conversion business, which is one of the strategic diversification avenues identified by HAL. Is.” Boaz Levy, President and CEO of IAI, said in his message, “We are proud to join hands with our peers to bring our best value MMTT solution to India, using local resources to build and market the platform. By collaborating with HAL and bringing transformation directly into India, we are supporting the ‘Make in India’ campaign.”