Avionics Division Hyderabad
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Brief History

Avionics Division, Hyderabad was established in the year 1966 for manufacture of MiG 21 Avionics equipment. Co-located Design Division, Strategic Electronics Research and Design Centre (SLRDC) has indigenously developed more than 40 types of Avionics systems for LCA, ALH, IJT, SU-30 MKI, HTT-40, Jaguar Darin II & III, LCH, LUH and Hawk trainer Aircraft. SLRDC provides Design, Development and Engineering support to several Avionic products which are manufactured for fitment in a number of fixed and rotary wing Aircraft like MiG 21, Jaguar, MiG 27, MiG 29, Cheetah, Chetak, ALH, Su-30 MKI, Hawk, Do228, LCA. Avionics are being continuously upgraded to latest state-of-the-art technology to suit the requirement of next generation of aircrafts.

Today, the Division is involved in the manufacture and repair & overhaul of a wide range of avionics equipment, including airborne radars, communication, navigation equipment and on-board computers fitted on fixed and rotary wing platforms of Russian, Western and Indian origin. A list of products manufactured at Avionics Division, Hyderabad is furnished under products.

The Division is spread across 291.42 Acres, with 55.148 Acres of factory area and the rest as township at prime industrial belt in the city of Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana.

Strategic Electronics Factory (SEF), Kasaragod established in the year 2012, is functioning as a branch factory of Avionics Division, Hyderabad. It is involved in the production, repair and overhaul of different types of airborne mission computers fitted on Su-30 MKI, Jaguar and MiG 27 Aircraft. The facility is located at Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA) Small Industries Park set up by the Kerala State Government at Seethangoli in Kasaragod District. The production facility is set up over 5.81 acres of land, out of total 195.829 acres acquired by HAL
The Division has full-fledged infrastructure and facilities necessary for design, development, manufacture, testing and inspection of various state-of-the-art avionic equipment. While many products fall under the category of indigenous equipment, an equal number of licensed products are also being manufactured and repaired. Some of the critical technologies are furnished below.

1. Electronics Technologies
  • Hybrids-Thick and Thin film manufacturing.
  • Gold wire bonding. 
  • Hermetical hybrid sealing, Nitrogen purging, Leak tester.
  • Acceleration test (10,000g).
  • Laser trimming.
  • Fibre optics: Fibre coil winding, Fibre Splicing.
  • Solar blind testing.
  • PCB manufacturing.
  • Soldering: Manual, PCB-Carrier Hot plate Bonding, BGA IC Rework.
  • IC programmer
  • Vacuum Impregnation.
  • Layer winding (44 gauge).

2. Electronic Test Facilities
  • Anechoic Chamber (LAC) for testing of Antenna systems
  • Vibration Test System for performing vibration in sine and random in the entire three axis
  • Vacuum, Cold & Heat Climate Test Chamber for testing the systems in hot and cold temperatures at +65°C and -40°C for ensuring right functionality of the system 
  • Environment Stress Screening (ESS) comprising of Thermal Shock Chamber with 10 degrees rate change, and Vibration stands
  • Rate Table for measurement and calibration of error rates of navigation systems fitted in various aircraft, helicopters and missile systems
  • Laser Trimming System used in Hybrid Micro Electronic systems manufacture
  • 14 Cu. Meter Combined Altitude, Temperature, Humidity test chamber for performing Temperature, Humidity and Altitude tests on LRUs


3. Mechanical Manufacturing facilities
  • CNC Machining Centre (5-Axis, 3 Axis Machines), Turning Centres
  • CNC Turret punch press (LVD, U.S.A.)
  • CNC Engraving Machine
  • CNC Wire Cut Electro Discharge Machine
  • CNC Sink Electro Discharge Machine
  • General Purpose precision Machining like lathes, milling machines and drilling machines


4. Surface Coating
The facility is NADCAP certified state of art facility which has dust free and control environment, forced ventilation, fire sensors etc.

Enamel and Polyurethane based Painting. Conformal Coatings.(Epoxy and Acrylic) and Powder Coating (Epoxy). 

5. Surface Treatment
Surface treatment of CCF encompasses NADCAP certification.Silver Plating,Gold PlatingEtc..

6 Quality Control
NABL approved lab for Hardness Test, Tensile Test, Charpy&Izod impact Test,Analysis of Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Material Alloys, Chemical Analysis of Plating Solutions
  • 3D Co-ordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) for accurate inspection of mechanical parts
  • Universal Measuring Systems used for specific parameter testing in several products
  • Non-Contact Measuring System
  • Eddy Current Testing
  • Ultrasonic Testing
  • Radiographic Testing

 
Outsourcing of work is done in the following areas:
The Division has a policy of outsourcing non-core & non-critical activities to vendors who have the capability to undertake the work as per HAL standards. In addition, some of the critical works like manufacture of multilayer PCBs upto 18 layers, PCB assemblies with PGA (Pin Grid Array), BGA (Ball Grid Array) and JTAG components to companies who have these special and critical facilities. In the process, the Division is also developing the sub contracts in undertaking the manufacture of not only mechanical parts but also electronic assemblies.
The following are the major areas of outsourcing:
  • PCB Manufacture
  • Population of PCBs
  • Electrical/Electronic Modules/Electro Mechanical Wave guide assemblies
  • Electro Elements
  • Precision Sheet Metal Jobs
  • Mechanical Parts to be machined from castings, sheet & rolled stock on CNC machines.
  • Miscellaneous Mechanical Components and Jobs
  • Tooling
Vendor Development is a major thrust area for HAL, Hyderabad.Necessary technical support is being given in all areas enabling MSMEs to grow in their individual capabilities.
 
Awards won by the Division:
  • Avionics Division, Hyderabad bagged the prestigious RakshaMantri Award for Best Performing  Division  among  DPSUs  for the  year 2011-12,  2013-14 and 2014-15 in the category of Division/ Factory/ Ship Awards. 
  • Federation of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FTAPCCI) Excellence Award for “ Excellence in Industrial Productivity” for the year 2011-12 and “Excellence in All Round Performance” for the year 2014-15.
  • Federation of Telangana Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FTCCI) Excellence Award for “Excellence in All Round Performance” for the year 2019 and  “ Excellence in Industrial Productivity” for the year 2021.
  • The Avionics Division, Hyderabad has been conferred with 'Best Importer- Hyderabad Customs Award' by the Department of Customs and Indirect Taxes. The award was presented during the International Customs Day celebrations.
  • TOLIC Rajbhasha Trophy, second prize in the implementation of OL Policy, awarded for the year 2021-22 by Town Official Language Implementation Committee, Hyderabad.
  • Division  Won  the  Best  Organisation  Award  for  Supporting  QC  movement during CCQC-2022 held in Hyderabad.
Accreditations and Certifications
  • AS9100D certification for Quality Management Systems from M/s NVT Quality Certification Pvt. Ltd.
  • AFQMS certification for Quality Management Systems from Directorate General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance (DGAQA).
  • Production   Organisation   Approval   as   per   CAR21   Subpart   G,   for production of ADC & OAT probe, from Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)
  • NABL  accreditation  under  ISO  17025  for  Standards  Lab & MIS Test department, Metrology and Mechanical Lab (Tensile testing & Die Penetrant testing).
  • NADCAP  certification  from  M/s  PRI,  USA  for  Chemical  Processing(Painting & Chromate conversion coating)
  • ISO 14001: 2015  certification for  Environmental Management  Systems from  M/s TUV SUD South Asia Pvt. Ltd.
  • ISO 45000:2018 certification for Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems from Bureau of Indian Standards
 
Radars Navigation
  1. Radar Control System (RLSU - 30MK) which has Passive Electronic Scanned Array sensor for Su-30 MKI aircraft
  2. Fire Alarm System (SPS)
  3. Weapon Control System (ART. 30PI)
  4. Radio Altimeter (RAM) & Variants
  5. Identification of Friend or Foe (IFF) & variants with advanced technology
  6. Brake Hydraulic Engine Electrical Monitoring system (BHEEM)
  7. Starter Electronic Control Unit (SECU)
  8. Fire Control Radar ( 5 versions for Dornier, Jaguar, LCA, Sea Harrier and Darin III)
  9. 623-3DR-1
  10. ADU 2650A
  11. AESA RADAR
  12. AESA RADAR for LCA Mk 1A
  13. AIR DATA COMPUTER
  14. DMG (Digital Map Generator)
  15. ELTA RADAR
  16. EW Suite for LCA Mk 1A
  17. MFCR (for DARIN III)
  1. Automatic Flight Control System (SAU )
  2. Remote Control System (SDU - 10MK)
  3. Airborne Digital Computer (BTsVM)
  4. Omni Range/Instrument Landing System (VOR/ILS)
  5. Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN)
  6. Solid State Digital Video Recording System (SSDVRS )
  7. Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS)
  8. AUTS-30
  9. INS
  10. LCA MC
  11. MC-2 for MIRAGE
  12. RPF for AKASH
  13. RPF for ASTRA
  14. Video Converter Unit
Communication Airborne Computers
  1. Communication Means Complex (KDLI – 01)
  2. Voice Warning System (ARO - 28 S)
  3. EMC System (SO – EMS)
  4. Very High Frequency (VHF) Radio set & Data Link
  5. Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Stand by Radio set
  6. Audio Management Unit (AMU) & Variants
  7. Audio Interface Unit
  8. INCOM (V/UHF Jam Resistant Radio and Variant)
  9. Advanced Communication System (ACS 235)
  10. 1KW HF Transmitter
  11. 5 KW HFTX
  12. AMBER 800A CTK1
  13. Central Warn Panel
  14. COM 1150A
  15. DACS
  16. DACS
  1. Mission Computer (MC)
  2. Display processors (DP)
  3. Open Architecture Computer (OAC)
  4. Open System Architecture Mission Computer (OSAMC)
  5. Radar Computers (RC)
1.Upgradation & Retro-modification
HAL, Avionics Division, Hyderabad along with design centre (SLRDC) has developed a specialized ‘Flight Test Group’ with expertise in trial installation of Avionic systems on Fixed and Rotary wings of Combat and Transport Aircraft. This group has achieved success in installing its latest Avionic systems on MiG-21 Bison, MiG-29 Upg, MiG-29K/KUB, JAGUAR, HAWK, Su-30 MKI, Mirage Aircraft and also on helicopters like ALH, Chetak and Cheetah.  It has exhibited complete self-sufficiency for conducting feasibility studies, manufacturing of Mod Kits, Installation and Flight Testing of Avionic systems.
2.Repair and Overhaul (MRO Facilities)
HAL, Avionics Division, Hyderabad has excellent facilities and procedures for defect investigation, repair & overhaul of Russian, Western and Indigenous origin hi-tech Avionics systems like Airborne Radars, Ground Radars, Mission Computers, Communication and Navigation Systems.  Our Engineers have vast experience in all these systems and they also carry out field repairs.   Since most of the indigenously designed and modified equipment are “On condition” equipment, the principle of “Inspect and Repair As Necessary” (IRAN) is followed, which means that the equipment need not be sent for regular/periodic overhaul.    The repair facilities are available from first generation to fourth generation equipment with frequencies from DC to 40 GHz.
1. Defence

•    Indian Air Force
•    Indian Navy
•    Indian Army
•    Coast Guard

2. Defence Public Sectors/ Private Companies

•    Bharat Electronics Limited
•    Garden Reach Ship Builders Limited
•    Goa Shipyard Limited
•    Bharat Dynamics Limited
•    Mazagon Dockyard Shipbuilding Limited
•    Cochin Shipyard Limited
•    Hindustan Shipyard Limited
•    L&T Shipbuilding Ltd
•    BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd

3. DRDO units

•    DRDL
•    RCI
•    ADA
•    ASL

4. Export customers

•    Rosoboronexport
•    Aircraft Equipment Corporation
•    United Aircraft Corporation
•    Royal Malaysian Air Force
•    Boeing
•    Air Mauritius
•    Lockheed Martin
 
General Manager

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
HAL P.O., BALANAGAR,
HYDERABAD – 500 042
Telephone: 040-23878281 (Exchange)