Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, a leading aerospace and defense technology company, is located at Bangalore
. It engages in the design, manufacture, repair and over-haul of aircraft helicopters, aero-engines, avionics, instruments and accessories.
The company has 16 production units and 9 research and design centers scattered over seven different locations in India. It has manufactured components of satellite launch vehicles such as PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle), GSLV (Geo Stationary Launch Vehicle), IRS (Indian Remote Satellite) and INSAT (Indian National Satellite). It serves mainly to Indian Defense Services, Coast Guard and Border Security Force.