Saturday, July 11, 2009

HAL Cancels 10-12 ton Chopper Co-development Bid, to Re-tender in August

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has scrapped an active tender for the co-development of a 10-12 ton class medium lift helicopter for which Eurocopter and Mil were shortlisted as potential technology and investment partners. HAL has communicated to the two short-listed companies that the tender had to be scrapped because qualitiative requirements of the armed forces have substantially changed. A fresh tender is scheduled to be out in September.


Anonymous said...

It is difficult to have sympathy for amed forces when you read news like this. The procurement process is bad enough, but these people can't even seem to make up their mind about what capabilities they need.

God, make the stupidity stop. Otherwise this country has no future.

Anonymous said...

Why cant we get anything done in one tender? I hope we dont end up re-tendering MMRCA as well.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if it is the effect of Sikorsky & Tata teaming up to build helos of the same category.

Shaktiraj said...

Is it always being a joke that Arms procurement in India. Any single deals of weapon is not clear there is always any scandal or delay in weapons procurement like Bofors, U-204 German submarine, Aircraft Carrier, Indigenous ATV project etc.
And to i am reading on shiv's blog that Scorpene Submarine project to facing technological errors in India. Pakistan Navy signed the Agosta-90B Submarine deal in mid 90's and in 9 to 10 year's they to acquires all the three subs and planning to acquires 6 U-214 from Germany.
I do not know when government of India will understand the importance of new weapons procurement policy.