Development of FGFA

08/08/2011

A Preliminary Design (PD) contract has been signed between HAL and Rosoboronexport, Russia on 21st December, 2010 for implementation of design & development of Prospective Multi-Role Fighter (PMF) Aircraft programme by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) jointly with Sukhoi Design Bureau (SDB) of Russia at a cost of $295 million. The duration of the PD phase is 18 months. Full scale Design & Development work will be taken up under a separate contract, which will be negotiated and signed towards the end of the PD phase. Presently induction of aircraft in Indian Air Force is envisaged from 2018 onwards with a requirement of around 250 Fighter.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri M M Pallam Raju in a written reply to Shri L Raja Gopal in Lok Sabha today.

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Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India

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