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Developmental Cost of LCA Project

Developmental cost of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), Tejas is Rs.7965.56 Crore * ($1.09 Billion) including building of 15 aircraft and creation of infrastructure for production of 08 aircraft per annum. 

This compares with the developmental cost of JAS 39 NG Grippen is $1.80 Billion for developing 5 Proto Vehicles. 

LCA, Tejas has approximately 60% indigenous content.  As a result, production cost as well as life cycle cost of LCA Tejas will be comparatively lower to that of any other comparable class of aircraft. The breakup of LCA, Tejas and its Naval variants is as follows:

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri S Thangavelu in Rajya Sabha today.

* Note: This value includes only the phase I and II of the project
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