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BANGALORE (BNS): India’s premier aeronautical institute Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Magellan Aerospace have signed an agreement for a new Wire Strike Protection System (WSPS).

The agreement includes the design and development of a WSPS for the HAL Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH), which will be carried out at Magellan’s Bristol Aerospace division in Winnipeg in 2011, a HAL release said.

Bristol is the global expert for this unique system, offering a proven design and acknowledged technological expertise.

The AHL system is comprised of an upper and lower cutter, and windshield deflector, designed by Bristol to be integrated into the unique structure of the ALH.

Mr. Don Boitson, Vice President and General Manager, Bristol Aerospace, commented, “We have been making and delivering WSPS kits since 1980, and are delighted to have HAL join our family of global customers.”

Mr. Ashok Nayak, Chairman of HAL said, “This contract between us for design and development of a Wire Strike Protection System is strategically an imperative for our future business growth and we acknowledge the potential of Magellan Aerospace and HAL with this programme”.

More than 65 models of WSPS have been developed for commercial and military customers around the world, and new systems continue to be designed for the new helicopter developments that are increasing in size and complexity.

Magellan Aerospace Corporation is one of the world’s most integrated and comprehensive aerospace industry suppliers with operating units in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.

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