- Aug 12, 2019
There are no prototypes- if you mean TDs- only production-standard samples. Also given that the lead time for ordering some aircraft parts is rather long at 3+ years and MWF is rolling out next year- that means the funds are allocated from ADA/HALs own purse- just like LCH/LUH etc.For building Mk2 prototypes, the funds will be cleared by CCS as a separate budgetary assistance or to be spent from HAL/ADA's funds only?
There seems to be a tussle going on between IAF & GoI. Here's the idrw story on it-
IAF fears that Tejas Mk2 program might be used by Government of India to sabotage or downgrade MRFA requirements for 114 jets.
ADA has sought a Joint meeting between IAF and MoD officials on this matter apparently, but MoD seems to be backing the program and has told ADA/HAL to continue work on the rollout of the first aircraft