India’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas which was handed over to the Indian Air Force (IAF) yesterday is expected to be the star attraction at the Aero India 2015 event in Bangalore.
The aircraft which had enthralled crowds at Aero India 2013 with its breath-taking aerobatics may put up an even more impressive show, now that it has completed its flight test program or Initial Operational Clearance –II which signifies that it is airworthy in different flying conditions.
At least three versions of the LCA Tejas, the IAF version, the Naval version and the trainer version will either fly at the show or will be displayed on the ground, informed sources told defenseworld.net.
The LCA has completed over 3000 flying hours without any hitch which makes it one of the most elaborate test programs of any aircraft manufacturer in the world.
The Tejas Series Production-1 (LCA-SP1) was handed over by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to IAF chief Air Marshal Arup Raha, yesterday marking its entry into the IAF service.
A news agency report said quoting HAL sources that the production of LCA Tejas will be 20 aircraft by 2017-2018, to make the first squadron of the aircraft. HAL's LCA Project Group has been upgraded to a full- fledged division to look after production in a systematic way with more investments.
Indian Air Force has decided to order 100 modified Tejas aircraft apart from 20 planes, which had been ordered previously. Indian air force believes that by acquiring the aircraft Pakistan can perform better that the JF17 and would beat the Pakistani competitor on four parameters like reach, weapons, ability to kill and survivability
The much awaited Final Operational Clearance of Indias Tejas Light Combat Aircraft is again delayed due to non-supply of newly designed quartz radome and a bolt on inflight refueling probe by Cobham UK. Other than software tweaks, the main difference b/w IOC-2 and FOC standard will involve the integration of a newly designed quartz radome and a bolt on inflight refueling probe, both supplied by Cobham UK
GE Aviation is expecting certification of the F414 engine for the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Mark II fighter by this year-end, Mr Nalin Jain, CEO of GE Transportation and Aviation told Defenseworld.net
GKN Aerospace will showcase its latest fuel systems and emergency flotation systems at Aero India 2015, held from 18-22 February 2015. GKN will display a flexible fuel cell for military rotorcraft alongside a scaled model of the B212 helicopter fitted with a GKN Aerospace emergency flotation system
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