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Saras Mk-2

  • 06 Jan 2020
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The National Aerospace Laboratory (NAL) has been pushing the government to make Saras Mk-2 commercially viable.

  • NAL wants the government to use it under UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) because it has the capacity to operate in ill-equipped, semi-prepared and unpaved airstrips.

Key Points

  • Saras Mk-2 is 19-seater aircraft. It was developed with a target cost of ₹50 crore which is at least 20-25% lower in cost than other aircraft in a similar category.
  • The NAL developed this first indigenous light transport aircraft.
  • The NAL suggests using this for VIP services or tackling emergencies in times of natural calamities.

National Aerospace Laboratories

  • It is India's first largest and only government aerospace R&D laboratory in the country’s civilian sector.
  • It was established by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) at Delhi in 1959 and its headquarters was later moved to Bangalore in 1960.

Source: TH

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