HAL Managing Director said – Tejas is more powerful than China’s JF-17, many countries have shown preference
There is interest in buying Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) in many countries of the world. HAL is expected to get its first export service in the next few years. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Chairman and Managing Director R Madhavan gave this information on Sunday. Madhavan also informed that the supply of Tejas aircraft to the Indian Air Force will be started from March 2024. Until a total of 83 aircraft are not supplied, about 16 aircraft will be delivered every year.
The HAL president said that the Tejas Mark-1A aircraft is superior to China’s JF-17. Its engine, radar system and electronic warfare are far superior. The biggest difference is air-to-air refueling, which is not present in rival aircraft. In the entry of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Security Affairs Monitoring Committee (CCS) on January 13, HAL at a cost of Rs 48 thousand crore to 73 crore. Spent Rs. It was approved to purchase MK-1A aircraft and ten LCA Tejas MK-1 training aircraft to further strengthen the combat capability of the Indian Air Force.
Madhavan said that the basic cost of the aircraft is 25 thousand crores, while the use of 11 thousand crores is the accessories and structures at the airports.
Will be in development. At the same time, about seven thousand crores will be spent on customs and GST. According to the president of HAL, each fighter version of Tejas will cost Rs 309 crore. There, the training aircraft will be available for Rs 280 crore. The design and development cost of Rs 2500 crores out of the total cost of 48 thousand crores, which will be given to the Aeronautical Development Agency. Around 2250 crore rupees have been kept for foreign currency exchange rate.
The Tejas MK-1A will be equipped with active electronic scand radars, technology beyond the missile’s visibility range, electronic warfare shooting and air-to-air refueling systems. The supply is likely to have a temperature war between HAL and the Indian Air Force in the presence of President Ram Nath Kovind at the Aero India exhibition on February 5. Madhavan said, there is a strategic deadline of three years for infrastructure development and aircraft supply. We will follow the deadline. The first aircraft is expected to be delivered in March 2024.