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  • 17 August, 2022

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Dornier Maritime Surveillance Aircraft

Dornier Maritime Surveillance Aircraft

In an effort to strengthen their bilateral defence cooperation, India recently gave the Sri Lankan Navy a Dornier maritime surveillance aircraft.

About Dornier aircraft

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, a state-run aerospace company, is the manufacturer (HAL).


  • A short takeoff and landing aircraft is the Dornier 228 maritime patrol aircraft (STOL).
  • The Indian Navy has been using this multipurpose light transport aircraft since 1981 for electronic warfare operations, maritime surveillance, and disaster relief systems.

Significance of the move

  • In order to assist Sri Lanka in meeting its immediate security needs, the Indian Navy is providing the country with the aircraft from its inventory.
  • Against Chinese: A day before the Chinese ship "Yuan Wang 5" docks at the southern port of Hambantota, India hands over the Dornier aircraft.
  • Benefits to individuals The aircraft's ability to conduct search and rescue missions is an example of how it directly benefits the populace.
  • SAGAR: This type of cooperation is intended to increase Sri Lanka's capability and capacity and is consistent with the regional goal of security and growth for all (SAGAR).

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