HAL, Saarloha & Bharat Forge to Develop Aerospace Grade Steel Alloys

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  • 07:55 AM, February 17, 2023
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HAL, Saarloha & Bharat Forge to Develop Aerospace Grade Steel Alloys
Signing of MoU between HAL, Saarloha and Bharat Forge at Aero India 2023

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Foundry & Forge Division, Saarloha Advanced Materials Pvt Ltd (Saarloha) & Bharat Forge Limited (BFL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for development and production of aerospace grade steel alloys, at Aero India today.

The usage of such specialty alloys in aerospace is going to increase multifold, especially in fighter aircrafts/helicopters.

This MoU also accentuates development, certification & prove out and application of new material for use in production of aircrafts, engines, and accessories. The MoU was signed by Mr. M S Venkatesh (Executive Director, F&F, HAL) Mr. Guru Biswal (CEO – BFL Aerospace division), & Mr. R K Goyal (Director - Saarloha), and in the presence of Senior officials from HAL, Saarloha & BFL.

Mr. M S Venkatesh (Executive Director, F&F, HAL) said that the development of Aerospace grade raw materials in the Country will help HAL in maintaining its commitment to Armed forces and will also reduce nation’s dependency on foreign OEM’s with respect to raw materials.

Mr. R K Goyal (Director, Saarloha) said this collaboration would be a unique opportunity to speed up the qualification processes.

There are very few equivalent approved/qualified domestic suppliers for various types of Aerospace grade steel alloys used in Aircraft applications. Due to this such alloys are getting imported which creates dependency on foreign steel, manufactures. Hence, accelerated efforts are needed to develop and manufacture such steel alloys in India through collaboration.

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