LCA MK1A By 2024, MK2 By 2025 : HAL
LCA Mark 1A’s execution is expected to be completed by February 2024. “The execution timeframe is starting from February 2024. We are confident that we will be able to deliver the first aircraft in Feb 2024,” Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) CMD CB Ananthakrishnan said on the first LCA Mark 1A while speaking with ANI.
“Sanction for LCA Mark II has already come. We hope DRDO and HAL together will be able to roll out the first LCA Mark II somewhere in 2024-25,” Ananthakrishnan added.
Speaking about the recently-inaugurated helicopter factory at Tumakuru facility, the HAL CMD said, “At Tumakuru facility, our capacity is to manufacture 30 helicopters per annum, which will be ramped up to 60 helicopters per year and we can go up to 90 helicopters at peak load. We will cater not only to Indian demand but also to foreign countries.”