PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU (DEFENCE WING): GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
REPLY BY DEFENCE MINISTER ON QUESTION ON LCA TEJAS
New Delhi: Agrahayana 23, 1931
December 14, 2009
The proposal on the Kaveri-Snecma engine joint venture for the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas is under consideration of the Government.
Request for Proposal (RFP) for procuring 99 engines have been sent to two short-listed engine manufacturers, namely GE F414 from General Electric Aviation, USA and EJ200 from Eurojet Germany.
The engine houses have responded to the RFP. Both Commercial and technical responses have been received for procurement of 99 engines along with Transfer of Technology.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri Gajanan D Babar and others in Lok Sabha today.