GE Aerospace Signs MoU With HAL To Produce Fighter Jet Engines For IAF

During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s state visit to the US, GE Aerospace has signed an MoU with HAL to produce fighter jet engines for the Indian Air Force (IAF).

The aerospace unit of General Electric announced on Thursday the company signed a memorandum of understanding (MOIJ) with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to produce fighter jet engines for the Indian Air Force (IAF).

The agreement includes the potential joint production of CE Aerospace’s F414 engines in India.

This development comes amidst Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s state visit to 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 CE Aerospace.

Culp said that CE’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 he added.

Earlier today, PM Modi met CE’s Lawrence Culp Jr and appreciated the company for its long-term commitment of manufacturing in India.

The discussion focused on CE’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.

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