India’s indigenous light combat aircraft (LCA), Tejas will get a second production line to ramp up production.
“The government had just approved an investment of 1.36 billion Indian rupees ($203.47 million) for HAL to lay a second production line to ramp up production of the indigenous fighter,” Indian defense minister Manohar Parrikar said at a press briefing at the starting day of AeroIndia 2017 air show Tuesday.
"We are fully committed to the LCA. In another three months, work on the second line will start," he told reporters.
Parrikar said two production lines will together produce 16 aircraft to meet the needs of the air force, which is trying to replace its ageing Russian MiG-21 planes.
The aircraft has been cleared for air-to-air role. About Air-to-ground capability, over the last 6-7 months, we have had intensive air-to-ground campaigns at Jaisalmer and Pokhran. So far as radar is concerned, we have changed it COTS radar.
"Radar ranges improved by 25-30 percent. The fourth capability is the air-to-air infusion. We had one aircraft modified for the purpose and has done about six sorties already. We have also integrated a gun on the aircraft. Butt firing has been done," Cmde CD Balaji (retd), chief of Aeronautical Development Agency said during a press conference on Aero-India international seminar-2017 last Saturday.
India will allow prospective customers to fly the indigenous light combat aircraft LCA Tejas prototype at the upcoming Aero India air show. “We will have Prototype vehicle 5 and 6 (PV5 and PV6) at the air show
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has established a second line series production of Tejas fighter jet. The new production line has come up at Aircraft Division in December 2016, with the facility being equipped with full-fledged assembly jigs
Indias locally developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas will be demonstrated during the countrys Republic day parade on January 26. LCA Tejas is the first advance fly-by-wire (FBW) fighter aircraft designed, developed and manufactured in India
India is likely to introduce prototype of indigenously developed Tejas light combat aircraft's advanced version in 2019. The project for design and development of Tejas Mk2 was sanctioned in November 2009 at a cost of $370 million
India has sent requests for quotations from seven global manufacturers for electronic warfare (EW) self-protection suites to accelerate the upgrading of its self-developed light combat aircraft Tejas Mark-1A. Surprisingly, India did not send request to the Russian manufacturer Rosoboronexport though it was selected to compete in the tender to provide AESA radars for the same aircraft,
Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment (ADRDE), Agra, a wing of Indias Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has transferred technology to manufacture brake parachutes for Indias home-made fighter jet, LCA Tejas to Ordnance Parachute Factory (OPF), Kanpur. The documents pertaining to the technology were handed over in a function held on 20 July 2017, according to DRDO information
Indias Light combat aircraft Tejas today has test-fired an air-to-air missile having beyond visual range capabilities (BVR). The missile test would pay the way for empowering the locally developed aircraft with the missiles
Indias Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) will double the production rate of Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) from eight to 16 per year from 2019. “Besides enhancing infrastructure for redouble manufacturing of Tejas, HAL has also outsourced manufacture of some major components including wings and fuselage of the jet to private industry which will further speed up rate of production,” HAL Chairman and Managing Director T Suvarna Raju said Sunday
Indian Air Force will have 123 indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas fighter jets in its fleet by 2024-25 provided that the current development and capacity enhancement plans move as per schedule. Currenly, "Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is engaged with setting up a new assembly line and is also involving the private sector in a big way," the Chief Managing Director (CMD) of HAL T
India has outsourced Part-production of its home-made Light Combat Aircraft, ‘Tejas to Indian private companies by Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) as part of ‘three pronged program to speed up production of the fighter jets. “We are getting fuselage (body) made by private companies and the HAL, in future, will just be an integrator
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