HAL Expedites Delivery of Tejas Mk1A Fighter Jets for Indian Air Force

HAL Expedites Delivery of Tejas Mk1A Fighter Jets for Indian Air Force


Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has made a significant stride in the production of India's Tejas Mk1A fighter jets. The company has accelerated its delivery schedule, with all 83 aircraft now expected to be delivered to the Indian Air Force (IAF) by 2027-28. This marks a full year ahead of the original timeline.

CB Ananthakrishnan, Chairman and Managing Director of HAL, affirmed the company's commitment to delivering the advanced fighter jets ahead of schedule. He emphasized that this achievement demonstrates HAL's dedication to strengthening India's defense capabilities.

HAL recently took a major step to bolster production by establishing a third production line specifically for the Tejas Mk1A at its facility in Nashik. This, in conjunction with existing lines in Bengaluru, has increased the company's production capacity from 16 to 24 jets annually.

The Tejas Mk1A is a domestically designed and manufactured fighter jet, showcasing India's technological prowess in the aerospace sector. The expedited delivery of these jets will provide a vital boost to the Indian Air Force's fleet.
 
HAL has delivered many such empty promises in the past.

Mr. C B Anantkrishnan should focus on managing his teams rather than giving blown-up media bites.

If this were China, 3 years down the line, Mr. Anantkrishnan would have been staring into a commission and possible arrest for boasting and yet not sticking to the promised timelines.
 
Yes that was i am saying By 2026 over 20 per year LCA MK1A . Only question is GE Supply over 20 Engines .
 
Yes that was i am saying By 2026 over 20 per year LCA MK1A . Only question is GE Supply over 20 Engines .
Kaveri engine will be needed. Otherwise, USA will not like. But again India should produce fifty an year by 2028.
 
Whole of government approach can make this happen. HAL,ADA , IAF and GoI should work in tandem to achieve this .Not impossible!
 
Okkk. 😁 wondering what the chairman takes after sun set..
 
Yes that was i am saying By 2026 over 20 per year LCA MK1A . Only question is GE Supply over 20 Engines .
We did not have to face this problem, had we developed Kaveri on time.

The latter 97 Tejas order is perfect time for Kaveri's entry into LCA programme. Can easily win an order for 120 engine if they take the development seriously. (This will increase significantly during mid life upgrade when older jets will be integrated with Kaveri)
 
83 jets in four years? Has GE suddenly managed to reach 20+ engines a year, and has HAL suddenly become Toyota or something in terms of production efficiency?

Take this with an entire cargo ship's worth of salt.
 
HAL has delivered many such empty promises in the past.

Mr. C B Anantkrishnan should focus on managing his teams rather than giving blown-up media bites.

If this were China, 3 years down the line, Mr. Anantkrishnan would have been staring into a commission and possible arrest for boasting and yet not sticking to the promised timelines.
A 9mm hemorrhage would be a much more efficient deterrent, methinks.
 
HAL has delivered many such empty promises in the past.

Mr. C B Anantkrishnan should focus on managing his teams rather than giving blown-up media bites.

If this were China, 3 years down the line, Mr. Anantkrishnan would have been staring into a commission and possible arrest for boasting and yet not sticking to the promised timelines.
4 TejasMK1A/ month, that is super fast, no need of foreign 4th gen jets, let’s go ahead and cancel MRFA, seems somebody did a black magic on HAL.
 
83 jets in four years? Has GE suddenly managed to reach 20+ engines a year, and has HAL suddenly become Toyota or something in terms of production efficiency?

Take this with an entire cargo ship's worth of salt.
Agreed, unless the 404 engine bottlenecks are solved we may only get about 16 jets per year, given spares, refurbs etc...India should have planned for domestic assembly of 404s even with limited TOT as far back as 2010.
 
4 TejasMK1A/ month, that is super fast, no need of foreign 4th gen jets, let’s go ahead and cancel MRFA, seems somebody did a black magic on HAL.
Yes ... money is the black magic.
Someone is paying the bills for more hangars and hence more fighter will be produced.

Though I'm not convinced that HAL can deliver 73 MK1A + 14 remaining trainers in FOC configuration by 27-28. Even in the best case I dont see it happening. Nashik facility will roll out Mk1A only by 2027 assuming 97 additional order is planed this year. Till then HAL can deliver around 14 planes per year... they only have 13 new hangars. 3 Kiran hangar will hardly produce 3 planes in 3 years. So by 2027, I can count only on 56 MK1A. And then Nashik assembly line comes, 24 in 2028. Still falling short. It will go in 28-29 for sure and that's very close to the best case.
 
HAL has delivered many such empty promises in the past.

Mr. C B Anantkrishnan should focus on managing his teams rather than giving blown-up media bites.

If this were China, 3 years down the line, Mr. Anantkrishnan would have been staring into a commission and possible arrest for boasting and yet not sticking to the promised timelines.
India is not China, a Communist State. Our CMD has given realistic Delivery Schedules, based on a new LCA Assembly line in Nashik, which can build upto 16 Aircraft/ Annum. You have very little knowledge about our capabilities. Go check our Turnover figures our Orders. You r comments are naive and sarcastic
 
This seems to be a ripoff from an interview from YouTube channel bharath Shakthi where the CMD makes these tall claims. The interviewer didnt ask about the engine bottle-neck and the HAL dude gladly didn't talk about it.

The hal guy also claimed that AMCA is still a pipe dream as of now and not much has happened on it. So for all of us waiting for AMCA, we are probably gonna die before they build it.
 
I think you should join HAL and fix the rot.
Maybe he belongs to the General Category, in which case he will not make it wven if he performs very well.

Furthermore, even if by a stoke of luck he makes it to HAL, he won't be able to "Fix the rot" as the "Rot" will always command superiority by the virtue of seniority.
 
Our CMD has given realistic Delivery Schedules
At this point, I stopped taking your comment seriously.

Nashik's assembly line will only start delivering starting March 2025. And that too, its peak output will reach 8 Tejas per year only by 2027.

Dont understand by what mathematics would 73 LCA Tejas sound achievable by 2027 time frame.
You have very little knowledge about our capabilities.
No problem. In that case, I ask "YOU" to make us aware of OUR capabilities.

Lets star with LCA trainers.

HAL had signed an order in 2021 for 18 twin-seater Tejas trainer aircrafts with the IAF, with plans to deliver eight by the fiscal year 2023-24 and the remaining ten by 2026-27. Additional orders from the IAF were expected.

Could you please confirm that HAL has delivered all 8 trainers promised to be delivered in Fiscal year 2023-2024?

Mind you, the fiscal year end on April-01, 2024. And HAL's current assembly line capacity stands at 16 Tejas per year.
 

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