India will allow prospective customers to fly the indigenous light combat aircraft LCA Tejas prototype at the upcoming Aero India air show.
“We will have Prototype vehicle 5 and 6 (PV5 and PV6) at the air show. We will allow prospective customers to fly the aircraft. A limited series production variant of the aircraft will also be present on static display. We will allow people to check the real cockpit, unlike previous times when we would have mock-up of it,” Cmde CD Balaji (retd), chief of Aeronautical Development Agency said during a press conference on Aero-India international seminar-2017 Saturday.
The aircraft has been cleared for air-to-air role. About Air-to-ground capability, over the last 6-7 months, we have had intensive air-to-ground campaigns at Jaisalmer and Pokhran. So far as radar is concerned, we have changed it COTS radar.
"Radar ranges improved by 25-30 percent. The fourth capability is the air-to-air infusion. We had one aircraft modified for the purpose and has done about six sorties already. We have also integrated a gun on the aircraft. Butt firing has been done," Balaji said.
Apart from pilots from test pilots ADA-HAL, No 45 Squadron pilots of IAF, Turkmenistan Air Chief has flown the Tejas.
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has established a second line series production of Tejas fighter jet. The new production line has come up at Aircraft Division in December 2016, with the facility being equipped with full-fledged assembly jigs
Indias locally developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas will be demonstrated during the countrys Republic day parade on January 26. LCA Tejas is the first advance fly-by-wire (FBW) fighter aircraft designed, developed and manufactured in India
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India has sent requests for quotations from seven global manufacturers for electronic warfare (EW) self-protection suites to accelerate the upgrading of its self-developed light combat aircraft Tejas Mark-1A. Surprisingly, India did not send request to the Russian manufacturer Rosoboronexport though it was selected to compete in the tender to provide AESA radars for the same aircraft,
The first Prototype of Indias Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), Tejas Mk2 version is slated for built during 2018-19, while series production(s) are planned for Inducting to fleet which is stated to be taken up in two phases commencing from 2020 onwards. “Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is a principal partner in design, development, manufacturing, integration and flight testing of LCA
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has unveiled its new loitering munition “Mini Harpy” at the ongoing Aero India 2019 airshow. The suicide drone, like its larger counterpart, flies over an area until a target is spotted
Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment (ADRDE), Agra, a wing of Indias Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has transferred technology to manufacture brake parachutes for Indias home-made fighter jet, LCA Tejas to Ordnance Parachute Factory (OPF), Kanpur. The documents pertaining to the technology were handed over in a function held on 20 July 2017, according to DRDO information
Indias Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) will double the production rate of Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) from eight to 16 per year from 2019. “Besides enhancing infrastructure for redouble manufacturing of Tejas, HAL has also outsourced manufacture of some major components including wings and fuselage of the jet to private industry which will further speed up rate of production,” HAL Chairman and Managing Director T Suvarna Raju said Sunday
India has outsourced Part-production of its home-made Light Combat Aircraft, ‘Tejas to Indian private companies by Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) as part of ‘three pronged program to speed up production of the fighter jets. “We are getting fuselage (body) made by private companies and the HAL, in future, will just be an integrator
Indias MKU has offered to armor helicopters from the Indian armed forces, a senior manager with the company said during Aero India air show 2017. “Keeping in mind the multi-role operations and survivability of utility and assault helicopters, MKU designs helicopter armor kits using ‘Modular Schutz Technik
Indias indigenous light combat aircraft (LCA), Tejas will get a second production line to ramp up production. “The government had just approved an investment of 1
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