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India’s NAL gears up for the big leagues

31 January 2011

India’s National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) are not easy to find. Located on the same road as Hindustan Aeronautics just outside Bangalore, the complex has a nondescript steel gate that sits well back from the road and is marked with a small sign.

Beyond lies a large campus of buildings interspersed with overgrown parkland and large, gloomy trees that overshadow the road. Half a dozen rifle-armed guards man a ramshackle security office, where visitors must surrender their mobile phones in return for a pass.

Despite its bucolic location, NAL is at the forefront of India’s aviation sector, second only to HAL. It is also the cradle of the country’s regional commercial aircraft ambitions. NAL’s focus is primarily commercial – although technologies developed there have been used in military aircraft, such as the indigenously developed Tejas light combat aircraft……

Read more: http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2011/01/31/352409/indias-nal-gears-up-for-the-big-leagues.html

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Written by csirindia

February 1, 2011 at 9:29 am

Posted in NAL

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