Hindustan Aeronautics Limited's Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas built to series production standard successfully completed its maiden flight Tuesday, according to an official statement.
“This could be achieved within nine months after receiving the IOC certification in December 2013 and within one year after receiving the build standard documents”, said Dr. R.K. Tyagi, Chairman, HAL. “The aircraft is now ready for IAF operations”, he added. Dr. Tyagi also congratulated HAL engineers, technicians and other staff involved in this project. The other series aircraft are in various stages of “build” in the fully equipped production line at HAL factory at Bangalore.
The Contract for delivery of aircraft was signed in 2006 for first 20 LCA Tejas aircraft in IOC configuration. The build standard documents for IOC aircraft were finalised in September 2013 and Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) was accorded in December 2013.
HAL faced many technological challenges in the making of LCA that included sanctions on import of carbon fibre, establishing the entire tooling and manufacturing capability by in-house design of tooling and test equipments and incorporation of world class manufacturing standards. Inspection devices such as laser trackers tolerancing to the tune of 0.08 mm for inter changeability features and 0.2 mm for contours were used to achieve these standards.
Indias Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) has Issued Expression of Interest to Vendors who can Design, Test, and Supply Multi-Function Displays of size 6x8 ( 2Nos ) and 5x5 ( 1nos ) for installation in Tejas MK-2. The DRDO Lab and Prime contractor for the development of Countries Indigenous Light combat aircraft (LCA) is calling for two 6x8 Multi-Function Displays that will be positioned in Left and Right and single 5x5 Multi-Function Display in center console
India is likely to finalize the preliminary design of its Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) - Tejas Mk-II, by the end of March. The Aeronautical Development Agency's (ADA)official was quoted as saying by New Indian Express that the detailed design phase of LCA Mk 2 would begin in the second quarter of 2014
India's indigenously built Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), Tejas today received the initial operational clearance (IOC II) at a ceremony in Bengaluru. The LCA is designed to ultimately replace the MiG 21 fleet of IAF
Indias indigenously built Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), Tejas, manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), will achieve its Initial Operational Clearance (IOC II) tomorrow. “The production facilities have been set up at HAL and the aircraft delivery is expected to commence from 2014
Tejas, Indias first indigenously designed 4th generation plus Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) proved successful by launching an infrared seeking air to air missile that hit the target in a direct hit with precision and destroyed the target. The test, demonstrating required parameters was conducted off the coast of Goa in Arabian Sea, and has taken the aircraft closer to its induction in the Indian Air Force
Indias indigenously developed LCA Tejas will have to be modified further for operating in high-altitude areas after the engine failed to work during a recent trial, according to Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne. "Recently we went for high-altitude trials
India plans to start its own fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) development project this year to build on the expertise gained in the long developmental saga of the indigenous Tejas light combat aircraft. Top defence sources on Wednesday said the preliminary design stage of the futuristic fighter called the advanced medium combat aircraft (AMCA), with collaboration among IAF, DRDO and Aeronautical Development Agency, is now "virtually" over
Production of Indias Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas is likely to increase to 16 aircraft a year from 8 at present following the handing over of the aircraft to the Indian Air Force today. Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar formally handed over the indigenously made fighter to the IAF Chief Arup Raha marking its entry into squadron service of the IAF
India plans to speed up work on its Stealth capable advanced medium combat aircraft (AMCA), following the success achieved on its Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) project. Officials of Indias Defence Research And Development Organization (DRDO) and various media reports point out that the AMCA project should see the light of day in about five to eight years
Indian Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has developed new autopilot systems for the aging Avro aircraft after a supplier left the Indian Air Force unable to service the aircraft. The autopilot system will enable the plane to fly a specific route without human interference
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