Air Force commits to purchase 6 squadrons of Mark 2 light combat aircraft

The IAF also decided that all of its future ground-to-air weapons systems would be manufactured in India.

New Delhi:

Fully supporting indigenous fighter jet programs, Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari said on Monday that the Indian Air Force had already committed to purchase six squadrons of the Mark light fighter jet. 2 or LCA M2 under development and would place more orders for these aircraft once. their production begins.

“The Indian Air Force has already committed to induct six squadrons of Mark 2 light fighter jets. We will decide on additional numbers once production of these jets starts,” the ANI told ANI. Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari.

The IAF has already placed orders for four squadrons of the LCA Mark 1A and is committed to inducting at least seven squadrons of India’s fifth-generation Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) fighter, which is also progressing very rapidly, it said. he declares.

The LCA Mark 2 fighter is intended to replace the Mirage 2000 and Jaguar fighters when they are to be phased out after a decade.

Sharing details of the IAF’s plans for future inductions, Air Chief Marshal Chaudhari had said the force was considering inducting aircraft only under the Make in India plan which includes the LCA Mark 1A , the LCA Mark 2, the AMCA as well as the 114 multirole fighter aircraft. .

The IAF has also decided that all of its future surface-to-air ground weapon systems will be manufactured in India and a large number of indigenous radars have already been deployed in operational areas.

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