India’s Light combat aircraft Tejas today has test-fired an air-to-air missile having beyond visual range capabilities (BVR).
The missile test would pay the way for empowering the locally developed aircraft with the missiles. The test-firing was conducted on a manoeuvrable aerial target at the interim test range in Chandipur in Odisha, Press Trust of India reported Friday.
The defence ministry said the objective of the test was to assess integration of the Derby BVR missile with avionics, fire-control radar, launchers and missile weapon delivery system of Tejas.
“The flawless launch was demonstrated with all on-board systems performing satisfactorily and the missile scored a direct hit on the target with complete destruction of it.
“The test firing achieved all its planned objectives. The Derby firing is a major step towards clearing BVR capabilities on light combat aircraft for FOC (final operational clearance),” it said in a statement.
The sensors at the interim test range tracked the target and the missile. The missile launch was performed in lock on after launch mode for a BVR target in the look down mode and the target was destroyed.
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
Indian Air Force will have 123 indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas fighter jets in its fleet by 2024-25 provided that the current development and capacity enhancement plans move as per schedule. Currenly, "Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is engaged with setting up a new assembly line and is also involving the private sector in a big way," the Chief Managing Director (CMD) of HAL T
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
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
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) of India has set up a second production line to increase the yearly production of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas aircraft from the current 8 per year to 16 per year. To achieve this aim, HAL has decided to outsource about 70% of production work to 85 Indian companies
The French company Thales is offering a lightweight, compact active array radar for Indias Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), dubbed Tejas Mark-IA. Thales radar is an advanced Fire Control Radar (FCR) designed for air-to-air superiority and strike missions, based on fully solid-state Active Electronically Scanning Array (AESA) technology, enabling the radar to achieve long detection ranges, high mission reliability and multi-target tracking capabilities
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
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is meeting Tejas aircraft's production target as the eight fighter jets will be rolling out of the assembly line this year. Outsourcing to private defence firms has been key to achieving HALs production targets
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