Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) is a joint Design and Development (D&D) programme between India and Russia. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) from Indian side and M/s Rosboronexport from the Russian side signed the Preliminary Design Contract on 21st December 2010. The Preliminary Design phase of the project has been completed by June, 2013.
Under the Preliminary Design Contract, the expenditure committed so far, is Rs. 1,418.91 crore.
The delivery of the FGFA to the Indian Air Force is on conclusion of the Research & Development (R&D) phase. As per the draft R&D Contract, the delivery of FGFA can commence after 94 months from the start of the contract. The Contract has not yet been signed.
This information was given by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Sumedhanand Sarswati in Lok Sabha today.