After Rs 48,000 Crore Deal With IAF For 83 LCA Tejas, HAL Confident Of Bagging LCH And HTT-40 OrdersA light combat helicopter.

After bagging a Rs 48,000 crore deal from the Indian Air Force to supply 83 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas MK 1A, state-owned aerospace behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Chairman and Managing Director R. Madhvan on Tuesday (2 February) exuded confidence of bagging 15 limited series production of Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) and request for quotation (RFQ) for the Hindustan Turbo Trainer-40 (HTT-40), an Indian training aircraft.

Responding to questions at the 13th edition of Aero Indian Show 2021 that was organised here, Madhavan said that the proposal for LCH procurement is expected go to the Cabinet committee of security soon and as far as HTT-40 is concerned, the RFQ is being vetted which should come through.

He added that HAL would be signing its agreement to manufacture Tejas MK 1 on Wednesday (3 February) and it would take nine years to complete the deal of supplying 83 aircraft.

"We need 36 months to roll out the first aircraft from the day of inking the pact (Wednesday)," he said.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

Tags: 

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber
Advertisement