The IAF will acquire basic trainer,75 Pilatus Planes, starting later this year for Rs 2,800 Crore from a Swiss company. The aircraft will replace its fleet of HPT-32 basic trainer aircraft.
Delivery of the aircraft and the complete training system is scheduled to commence in fourth quarter this year, as per media reports. The ac would be procured together with its integrated ground based training system and a comprehensive logistics support package.
The Pilatus will also do 30 % offsets of the cost of the deal. ToT will also be done to HAL.