SHAH ALAM: Tejas will be in the mix for the LCA contest. Indian newspaper, the Financial Express is reporting that state owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will respond to a Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) tender for Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), likely with the Tejas Mk1 LCA.
According to the newspaper the Tejas fighter will be offered for U$41 million each. The price is slightly lower than the US&39 million per aircraft for the six T-50I contracted by the Indonesian Air Force, recently. That said the Indonesian Air Force already has 14 Golden Eagles in service.
The Financial Express report.
By the end of September 2021, the state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is expected to respond to a Request for Proposal (RfP) from the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF). The Malaysian Air Force has sent out a global request for low-cost light fighter aircraft.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, a top officer has confirmed to Financial Express Online “The Company will be responding to the RfP from RMAF for the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) `Tejas’. And it has to be sent at the end of September.”
The report also stated that the Tejas was expected to compete with the Korean Aerospace KAI T-50 and Sino-Pakistan JF-17s. The others expected to be involved are the Leonardo M346 and the Yak-130. From the potential candidates, the Tejas has more than its fair share of reporting. Malaysian Defence take on the potential candidates.
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