Indian private defence technology firm Dynamatic Technologies has completed building the front fuselage of the Final Operational Clearance (FOC) version of the Tejas
Bengaluru: As reported by LIvefist, Indian private defence technology firm Dynamatic Technologies has completed building the front fuselage of the Final Operational Clearance (FOC) version of the Tejas.
It is to be noted that it is for the first time a complex fuselage section of a supersonic fighter jet has been built by an Indian private sector company.
Buoyed by the success, this development has led many to demand a greater involvement of private players into the manufacturing process of LCA Tejas jets. The jets are built by state run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
JUST IN: India's @DynamaticTech completes the first front fuselage for the FOC version of the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) -- the first time a complex fuselage section for a supersonic fighter has been built by an Indian private sector company. pic.twitter.com/c7bjioJxXz— Livefist (@livefist) November 2, 2020
This may potentially lead to a quicker turnaround in building these jets for the Indian Air Force (IAF). HAL currently is targeting a supply of 16-20 jets per year.
It is intensely speculated that a $5.2 billion contract for around 83 light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas Mark 1A variant is likely to be awarded to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) by December this year.
The ministry of defence is also looking at a proposal to manufacture 18 LCA Mark 1 final operational clearance trainer aircraft to keep the Tejas assembly lines up and running till the deal for 83 Mark 1A variants is signed.
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Last Updated 3, Nov 2020, 12:58 PM