Defence Acquisition Council Approves Procurement of 83 Tejas Fighter Jets
25th Mar, 2020
Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) gave approval for procurement of 83 indigenous Tejas fighter aircraft for Indian Air Force.
- Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) gave approval for procurement of 83 indigenous Tejas fighter aircraft for Indian Air Force.
- The Light Combat Aircraft Tejas indigenously-designed by Aircraft Development Agency (ADA) under the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is going to be the backbone of Indian Air Force in future.
- While orders of 40 Tejas aircraft had been placed with HAL in initial configurations, DAC paved the way for procurement of another 83 of the more advanced version of the aircraft from HAL.
- This procurement will be a major boost to Make in India as the aircraft is indigenously designed.
- The Defence Acquisition Council also approved the acquisition of indigenous defence equipment. The proposals were for procurement of aerial fuses and twin-dome simulators for Hawk Mk32 aircraft for the IAF.