The IJT was conceived by HAL as a replacement for the ageing Kiran aircraft.
ABHYAS was first successfully flight-tested in May 2019 and subsequent evaluation trials are being conducted by ADE-DRDO.
'This partnership is a testimony to the world class capability of our industrial partners in the country', Salil Gupte, the president of Boeing India, said.
Bengaluru-headquartered HAL said it has been supplying the aero-structure to Boeing for the last ten years.
Last year, HAL had delivered the biggest ever cryogenic Liquid Hydrogen tank (C32-LH2) which is 4m in diameter and 8m in length, much ahead of contractual schedule.
The pact will support Rolls-Royce's international defence customer base; an MoU was signed during Aero India 2021 to establish MRO services at HAL.
The contract was signed at Bengaluru today at HAL Corporate Office, the company said in a release.
“The event was part of the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence Day celebrations at HAL’s Kanpur facility,” said a statement issued by HAL.
Over 450 vendors are involved in the LCA project and if the work outside is hit, it will also affect the project at the PSU.
Entire issue of HAL not being chosen happened during their (UPA) time, so all these questions that they are now directing at us should actually go to them, Sitharaman said.
Shourie said that in just two days Prime Minister Modi completely overturned a process that was in progress for years.