CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories

CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories


National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), a constituent of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India, established in the year 1959 is the only government aerospace R&D laboratory in the country’s civilian sector. CSIR-NAL is a high-technology oriented institution focusing on advanced disciplines in aerospace. CSIR-NAL has several advanced test facilities, and many of them are recognized as National Facilities. These are not only the best in the country, but are also comparable to other similar facilities in the world. CSIR-NAL has provided significant value added inputs to all the Indian national aerospace programmes. Its contributions over the last five decades have enabled it to create a niche for itself in advanced aerospace research and technology development. CSIR-NAL has also developed many critical technologies for the strategic sector and continues to support the mission-mode programmes of the country.


CSIR-NAL’s mandate is to develop aerospace technologies with strong science content, design and build small, medium sized civil aircraft, and support all national aerospace programmes


Aerial Views of the two NAL campuses: Kodihalli and Belur

Major R&D Discipline

  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Experimental aerodynamics
  • National Trisonic Aerodynamic Facilities
  • Flight mechanics and control
  • Propulsion
  • Composites
  • Structural design, analysis and testing
  • Structural dynamics and integrity
  • Surface modification
  •  Aerospace materials
  •  Aerospace electronics and instrumentation
  •  Civil aviation
  •  Parallel processing computers
  •  Meteorological modeling
  •  Wind energy
  •  Manufacturing technology
  •  Information systems
  •  Electromagnetics

Last updated on : 25-10-2021 02:53:58pm