Rolls-Royce has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) to pursue collaboration on engine component design and manufacturing in India.

Rolls-Royce

 has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with

Hindustan Aeronautics

(HAL) to pursue collaboration on engine component design and manufacturing in

India

.

The MoU could potentially include a variety of work in India related to the design, manufacture and assembly of components for Rolls-Royce engines across aerospace segments. Rolls-Royce will also open a supply chain office at HAL facilities.

Currently, HAL manufactures under license the Rolls-Royce Adour engine for the Jaguar, a deep penetration strike aircraft of the Indian Air Force. Under another agreement, the Adour 871 will be manufactured by HAL and will power the Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer for India.

The new MoU was signed between Rolls-Royce and HAL during a ceremony that also included a separate MoU signing between HAL and Bell Helicopter Textron.