TEDBF Production To Start By 2031: Indian Navy Chief

In an Interview With Vayu Aerospace Review, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar confirmed that Preliminary Design Review (PDR) work for the development of the Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF) has begun at ADA with support from the Indian Navy.

The Project is being monitored by the Naval Project Office at Bengaluru, which was initially set up to coordinate the LCA (N) project.


Indian Navy Chief confirmed that the TEDBF is planned to undertake its first flight by the year 2026 and roll out the production variant by the year 2031.

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Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF) is an Indian fighter jet that is currently under development. This is being designed for the requirements of the Indian Navy by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). TEDBF will mainly operate from the Indian Navy’s aircraft carriers.

Currently Navy operates Russian origin MiG-29K from its carriers. The plan is to replace them with indigenous TEDBF.

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Rajesh Negi

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  1. Good afternoon, wouldn’t it be resoursefouly cheeper develop booth Tejas II and TEDBF on the same project, regarding the obvious diferencies from Air Force and Navy specifications, like the F-35 JSF?

  2. It is very surprising to see that india is suddenly getting a boost to its air power. It has announced 4 aircraft programs in the last 2 years. And with indigenous efforts and tech. Tedbf will be a gamechanger for the indian navy . Navy will also need to aquire a brand new aircraft carrier designed to tedbf exclusively. The aircraft should be able to carry air version of brahmos , because brahmos was initialy designed as a missile to destroy ships . I cant wait to see the tedbf flying over indian maritime region and protecting the seas

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