Wed, 12 Jan 2011 08:49:48 GMT | By Deba R Mohanty

Tejas a giant step for IAF, India

Three decades in the making, with costs that escalated to 11 times the original, but still a fraction of the F-series or the Mirage, the Tejas is India's pride.


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Tejas a giant step for IAF, India

The development cost has now escalated to Rs 6,000 crore. With the IOC, LCA will most probably be the second successful programme with a definite `induction' into the armed forces after three series of guided missiles.

If IAF's long-term acquisition of fighter aircraft is any indication, then about 10 squadrons of LCAs, accounting for nearly 20% of the entire fighter arsenal, would be requiredby2030.In the development cycle, LCA is likely to be a globally competitive fighter by the mid-2020s, with considerable export orders in the future.

Further improvements in its stealth components could elevate this wonderful 4th generation fighter to the 5th generation club in the future.

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