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Antony to open HAL unit tomorrow: Sources

Posted on Nov 16, 10:07PM | UNI

Defence Minister A K Antony will inaugurate the Strategic Electronics Factory of the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) at Seethangoli in northernmost Kasargod district in Kerala tomorrow, sources said.

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will inaugurate the production facilities at the same function.

This factory will produce advanced avionics for Aircraft and Helicopters.

Mr Antony laid the foundation stone for the construction of the factory buildings on 196 acres of land allotted by the state government four years ago.

The sources said the first phase of the factory has been set up at a cost of Rs 66 crore. At present, seven buildings have come up on an area of 4250 sq metres. The factory is fully operational, it said.

The unit will be expanded to manufacture avionics for medium multi-role combat aircraft in the second phase, it added.