Bangalore: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) signed a contract with Argentinian Air Force (AAF) for supply of spares and engine repair of legacy two tonne class helicopters.

The contract was signed by Brigadier General Xavier Issac, Chief of Air Force, AAF and C B Ananthakrishnan, CMD, HAL.

Brigadier General Xavier Issac said the contract for support service is a stepping stone for the future engagements and defence co-operation between India and Argentina.

Ananthakrishnan said this contract will further pave the way for giving new impetus for defence exports in the Latin American region. HAL has been supporting the Indian defence services and will extend all the support to the AAF too.