The move by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to buy Tejas to eighty-three Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), it boosts Indias aeronautics sector and scientific community, DRDO chief G. Satish. Said on Monday.
The Indian Air Force is expected to place orders worth approximately Rs 45,000 crore with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the acquisition of 83 Tejas fighter jets.
The LCA has been developed by DRDO. It is a completely indigenous technology. The LCA went through operational clearances and was then finalized in February this year. Approved, ”Reddy said ANI.
This gives aeronautical engineers, scientists the confidence to develop the aircraft, which the Indian Air Force Require, ”he said.
The Indian Air Force issued a tender for 83 LCA nearly two years ago and the project was stuck on pricing issues as the government and the Air Force felt that the price offered by HAL was slightly higher.
Reddy said that the now developing LCA Mark 2 will also be included in the IAF.
“The LCA Mark 2 is a nearly four-and-a-half generation aircraft that is close to the fifth generation. The aircraft has been fully redesigned with several new features incorporated. Capabilities have also been built based on knowledge gained from the Mark 1. Mark 2 would be a good fighter aircraft for the Indian Air Force, “he said.
Reddy said that the “Akash” air defense missile is among the systems that have been acquired by the Indian Army and the Air Force.
“Many industries are supplying various systems and components for this program. Defense Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) have been key integrators of Akash system. The large number of orders that we have received from the Indian Armed Forces have already been Having been produced. He said, “Industries have evolved because of this. Indian industries are now set up to manufacture a large number of missile systems in the country, ”he said.
Reddy said that the current order of Rs 5,000 crore for Akash would give a boost to the industry and use of production lines.
The DRDO has also received orders worth about Rs 25,000 crore from the Indian armed forces, adding, “We are expecting more orders.”
Reddy said that many countries have shown interest in purchasing equipment like LCA.
“The country is gaining momentum towards the export of many defense systems. The world is seeing that India is developing state-of-the-art defense systems … In a few years, we should be able to export a lot of defense equipment,” he said. said.
The DRDO chief called the artillery gun developed by India a “great success”.
“The long-range gun has been designed and developed by DRDO with private industries. Therefore, India is now long to develop that gun. Many tests have been done and the tests are still going on … In the coming years. ” The system will be incorporated to boost the army, ”he said.
On the “successful” test of Pakistan’s 290-km surface-to-surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi, Reddy said the neighboring country would have conducted regular tests.
“Possibly, Pakistan conducted a routine test. I’m not very confident about it. I don’t think it’s very important … Indian missile capabilities are very strong. Many missiles have been developed indigenously. Prithvi and Agni series are being developed.
Source: ANI News