HAL Showcasing ‘AatmaNirbhar Formation Flight’

SP's ShowNews - Aero India 2021 - Day 2

A unique flying display of HAL’s indigenous platforms (both fixed and rotary wing) aptly titled ‘Aatmanirbhar Formation Flight’ is a part of the flying display during the 13th edition of Aero India-2021. HAL is displaying its prowess in defence and aerospace centered on the theme ‘Conceive. Indigenise. Collaborate’ at the world’s first hybrid exhibition.

The ‘Aatmanirbhar Formation Flight’ consisting HAL products such as LCA trainer (LIFT Trainer), HTT-40, IJT, Advanced Hawk Mk 132 and Civil Do-228 are flying in a special formation showcasing the spectrum of trainers and signifying self-sufficiency in the trainer segment. HTT-40, Advanced Hawk Mk 132 and Civil Do-228 are available for customer demonstration flights. Sukhoi 30 MKI, Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv, Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) are also taking part in the flying display. Static display include Do 228, Hindustan Turbo Trainer (HTT)-40 and LUH and ALH Mk III.

HAL’s major attraction at HALL-E is the Combat Air Teaming System (CATS) simulator. The simulator has TEJAS-MAX cockpit as the mother-ship platform with the embedded air teaming intelligence concepts to demonstrate the fully integrated as well as autonomous wingman platforms and swarming of drones to engage in the mission. Immersive mission visualisation is projected over a wider screen apart from the command and display at TEJAS-MAX cockpit.

The outdoor display adjacent to HAL stall features Rotary wing products namely LCH, ALH Mk IV Rudra and ALH Civil variant.


HAL’s indoor pavilion is spread over an area of around 1,126 sqm in Hall-E and showcases indigenously designed and developed fixed and rotary wing platforms, technologies covering power plants and future generation combat capable airborne solutions.

With the central theme of the India Pavilion being Rotary wing capabilities in India, HAL’s Rotary platform Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) is the center piece of the display with scaled models of IMRH, ALH, LUH, LCH and the Indian helicopter manufacturing ecosystem / supply chain partners around it.

HAL is promoting indigenously-built platforms to visiting defence delegations and hold business meetings with OEMs, and customers besides signing agreements and contracts with its business partners for various projects.

Product launches, handing over ceremonies and major announcements on key activities etc. are a part of the HAL schedule during the Show.