Dynamatic Technologies Limited completes the first front fuselage for the FOC (Final Operation Clearance) version of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas.
HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited) is working hard to ramp up the production rate of LCA to meet the urgent requirements of Indian Air Force (IAF).
JUST IN: India's @DynamaticTech completes the first front fuselage for the FOC version of the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) — the first time a complex fuselage section for a supersonic fighter has been built by an Indian private sector company. pic.twitter.com/c7bjioJxXz
— Livefist (@livefist) November 2, 2020
In order to do so, Private Players is going to play a major part. Currently HAL manufactures somewhere around 10-14 LCA Tejas per year.
While Hindustan Aeronautics Limited wanted to scale up the capacity up to 24 aircraft per year.
Just like Dynamatic Technologies, L&T to make wings of the aircraft, VEM technologies to manufacture centre fuselage and Alpha Doca will make the rear fuselage while Godrej Aerospace already manufacturing actuators for LCA.
HAL is looking to work as a Prime integrator of LCA while major parts will be sourced from private players.
The design of MK-1 and 1A is identical, Dynamatic Technology will easily produce Front Fuselage Assembly for both the version without any issue.
Currently 40 LCA MK-1 is in order by IAF out of which 17 aircrafts has been delivered to Air force including IOC and FOC standard.
Order for 83 LCA MK-1A is also expected to sign by the year end. HAL currently to build 123 aircraft of MK-1/1A standard.
Tejas MK-II is also in the development phase, once developed IAF may give the order for 180-200 aircrafts, which means HAL has to ramp up the production rate of LCA in any condition to fast track the induction of these aircrafts in IAF.