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India's HAL starts negotiations with Argentina and Egypt for the Tejas aircraft deal.

In order to obtain a contract to provide 35 Tejas LCA Mk-1A to the country's military forces, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) chairman Shri C.B. Ananthakrishnan stated at Aero-India 2023 that the company is in discussions with Egyptian and Argentine officials.



In order to obtain a contract to provide 35 Tejas LCA Mk-1A to the country's military forces, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) chairman Shri C.B. Ananthakrishnan stated at Aero-India 2023 that the company is in discussions with Egyptian and Argentine officials.


According to the agreement, the business would provide 35 Tejas LCA Mk-1A. The Tejas Aircraft's manufacturer, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, is trying to reach a deal to deliver the aircraft with the defence ministries of Egypt and Argentina.


According to reports, the agreements' scope includes supporting the production of the Tejas Aircraft in Egyptian territory as well as a full transfer of technology (ToT) to Egypt. The contract with Argentina also calls for replacing the country's outdated A-4AR Fightinghawk aircraft.



"During the last several years, there has been an increasing focus on indigenisation, which has reoriented domestic defence producers to seek overseas markets," says Chandan Kumar Nayak, a military analyst at Global Data. In order to promote indigenous programmes, Indian defence equipment makers are now concentrating on improving their R&D and production skills.


HAL delivered its first locally built Light Combat Aircraft to the Indian Army in September 2022. (LCH).


If these agreements are made, the Tejas LCA Mk-1 will be the first combat aircraft transferred from India to another country. According to GlobalData, HAL will earn $1.5-2 billion from the transactions.



For the Indian Air Force and Indian Navy, HAL's Tejas is a 6.5-ton, single-engine, light multirole fighter plane. Quadruple fly-by-wire digital automated flight control is a notable piece of hardware, software, and cutting-edge technology on the 6.5t fighter jet.


The Tejas also has a 23mm twin-barrelled GSh-23 gun and Derby BVR missiles.

India’s HAL selling the Tejas aircraft would make a mark in the foreign defence market.


India is one of the significant contributors of defence imports to Asian countries such as Myanmar and Sri Lanka but is not commonly known to export to Egypt and Argentina.



The deal would make Egypt and Argentina the first nations to procure the Tejas LCA Mk-1. The fighter jet is already being used domestically, primarily by the Indian Air Force.


The talks of an agreement come a few weeks after Army Technology reported that Egypt is attempting to modernise its aircraft inventory to drive defence expenditure.



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