Production of Improved LCAs
(Source: India Ministry of Defence; issued March 15, 2016)
The proposal for Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) for ramping up of production of LCA from the present installed capacity of eight to sixteen aircrafts per annum by HAL is being processed.

An expenditure of Rs.1259 Crore has been proposed for this purpose with 50% funding by HAL, 25% by IAF and 25% by Indian Navy, with timeline of 36 months from the date of sanction.

A case for additional 80 LCA with four essential capabilities viz Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missiles, Air to Air Refueling (AAR) capability and Electronic Warfare (EW) suite in the upgraded version LCA Mk 1A is being progressed for placing orders.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri A.K Selvaraj in Rajya Sabha today.


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