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Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL)


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Model Military Number Name
1955 FO.141   Ajeet
1955 MiG-21   Vikram
c.1972 MiG-27   Bahadur


Model Military Number Name
1955 BE.26   Orpheus
Mostly known for the aircraft it has built under license, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd has also designed its own aircraft as well as formed partnerships with other aircraft manufacturers.

Hindustan Aircraft Ltd was formed in 1940 with control going to the government in 1942.  In 1964, the company merged with Aeronautics India to form Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.


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