Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment (ADRDE), Agra, a wing of India’s Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has transferred technology to manufacture brake parachutes for India’s 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. The documents have been duly vetted by the Center for Military Air-worthiness and Certification (CEMILAC) which is the certification authority for military aviation in India.
The brake parachute for LCA Tejas is made of nylon and Kevlar material. The textile material used in the system has been developed as per ADRDE specifications and is available indigenously.
The Indian Air Force will have 123 indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas fighter jets in its fleet by 2024-25, according to plans of the MoD.
The serial manufacture of the LCA Tejas is being undertaken by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). The IAF has placed orders for 40 jets in two batches of which the first 20 are in the Initial Operational Configuration (IOC) while the remaining 20 are in the Final Operational Configuration (FOC). Last July the IAF declared operational the first Tejas squadron ‘45 flying daggers’ with three aircraft.
The Defence Acquisition Council of India’s MoD has okayed the procurement for 83 aircraft in the Mk-1A configuration with specific improvements sought by the IAF.
Indias 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
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
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
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
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
A new facility for weapons integration for Indias Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas will be set up in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh at a total cost of $318 million. "We have decided to allot 350 acres of land for this facility spread over Vatluru and Bhogapuram villages near Eluru in West Godavari district
The Indian Air Force Southern Command Chief undertook a solo flight of 30 minutes of the home-grown Light Combat Aircraft, Tejas Tuesday. The CMD-HAL, T Suvarna Raju thanked Air Marshal RKS Bhaduauria, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Air Command for ‘reposing the faith in the aircraft, HAL said in a statement Tuesday
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
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