President Draupadi Murmu inaugurated Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s (HAL) new rocket engine manufacturing facility in the city.
Story so far: HAL has developed a ₹208-crore Integrated Cryogenic Engine Manufacturing Facility (ICMF), which will be housed there for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The facility, which has been built over a 4,500 square metre area, houses over 70 high-tech facilities for the production of cryogenic and semi-cryogenic engines for Indian rockets.
- The pre-production process, including quality plans and drawings, has already begun, as HAL stated that it would start producing the modules by March 2023.
- The ICMF will cater to the entire Rocket Engine Manufacturing needs for ISRO.
Ready to go: According to HAL, the required machinery for manufacturing and assembling needs has already been fully commissioned. An MoU was signed between HAL and ISRO in 2013 for the creation of this facility. It was later modified in 2016.