Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) has secured an Indian air force contract for 14 Do-228 transport aircraft.

The INR10.9 billion ($200 million) covers the aircraft, six additional engines, a flight simulator, and other equipment, says HAL in a statement.

HAL produces the Do-228 under licence at its Kanpur factory. To date, it has produced 125 examples of the type. Customers include India’s armed forces as well as overseas customers such as Mauritius and the Seychelles.

“This contract reflects the trust of the defence customers in HAL, and we remain committed to supporting Indian defence services for all their needs,” says company chairman T. Suvarna Raju.

Source: FlightGlobal.com