Production of Tejas Aircraft

For production of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has got orders from Indian Air Force (IAF) for 40 aircrafts {20 Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) standard and 20 Final Operational Clearance (FOC) standard}. 20 IOC contract was signed on 31st March 2006 to be completed by December 2011 and 20 FOC contract was signed on 23rd December 2010 to be completed by 2016. IOC for LCA Tejas was received in December, 2013.

The value of IOC contract for 20 No. Tejas aircrafts is Rs.2701.70 Crores (Revised to Rs.2812.91 Crores). Amendment in IOC contract has been sought for Rs.5362.17 Crores as part of Change Order on account of changes in build standards for Integration entailing procurement of additional Line Replaceable Units (LRUs), Raw materials, composite materials, Bought out items and consumables, tooling etc.

The value of FOC contract for 20 Tejas aircrafts is Rs.5989.39 Crores.

Out of total 20 IOC aircrafts, 9 aircrafts have been delivered by HAL to IAF till date.

Besides, 40 LCA Tejas aircrafts (20 IOC & 20 FOC), Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has cleared acquisition of 83 LCA Mk1A aircraft with enhanced capabilities with Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radar, Beyond Visual Range (BVR) Missile, Self-Protection Jammer (SPJ) and Air-to-Air Refuelling (AAR) for which quotation has been submitted by HAL.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Harivansh in Rajya Sabha today.

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