Many Countries Show Interest In Tejas Fighter Aircraft

Many countries show interest in Tejas aircraft, better than China’s JF-17. Several countries have shown interest in purchasing the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas.

The first orders from abroad are expected to be received in the next few years. This is to say that the Chairman and Managing Director of the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), the public sector company that manufactured the Tejas aircraft.

Of Madhavan. In an interview with Pritr, Madhavan said that Tejas aircraft will start supplying from March 2024 to the Indian Air Force under a deal worth Rs 48,000 crore. The Air Force has purchased 83 Tejas aircraft.

He said that the Air Force will be given 16 aircraft every year till the total aircraft is supplied. The deal will be formally signed between the Indian Air Force and HAL during the Aero India Exo on February 5 and President Ramnath Kovind will also be present on the occasion.

HAL chairman said Tejas Mark-1A aircraft are better than China’s JF-17

Madhavan said that the performance level of the Tejas Mark-1A is much better than the JF-17 fighter aircraft of China. Tejas has good technology as compared to JF-17, it also has a better engine, radar system, and electronic warfare suits.

The biggest feature of Tejas is that it can be refueled from air to air, whereas Chinese aircraft do not have this facility. Madhavan said that initially four aircraft would be supplied to the Air Force. In its next year i.e. from 2025, 16 aircraft will be delivered every year.

He informed that the second phase of the LCA plant has also been completed. More than 16 aircraft are planned to be built every year so that orders from abroad can be completed within the stipulated time.

On the 13th of this month, the Cabinet Committee on Security Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the purchase of 73 Tejas Mark-1A aircraft and 10 LCA Tejas Mark-1 training aircraft from HAL for the Indian Air Force.

He said that the cost of each fighter aircraft would be 309 crores and the cost of training aircraft would be 280 crores.

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