Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) T Suvarna Raju, flew the locally-made Light Combat Aircraft Tejas from HAL Airport in Bangalore today.
The twin seat variant of LCA (PV5) was piloted by Group Captain KK Venugopal, VM (Retd) HAL’s Chief Test Pilot.
“In a thrilling set of manoeuvres, the aircraft climbed to 30,000 feet and accelerated to supersonic speed of 1.1 Mach followed by a simulated launch of Beyond Visual Range missile on a target of opportunity,” said Mr Raju after the sortie.
The pilot demonstrated the prowess of the aircraft to attack targets on ground which was carried out by a simulated laser guided bomb.
The landing was carried out simulating low visibility conditions using the ‘automatic approach’ mode of the aircraft.
In order to ensure the speedy deliveries of LCAs, HAL is in talks with IAF for production of 83 more LCAs with upgraded capabilities known as Tejas Mk 1A.
Saab has received a follow-on order from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the IDAS-2 self-protection suite for the Indian Armys Dhruv helicopter. The order includes the IDAS-2 (Integrated Defensive Aids Suite) and the production will take place at Saabs facility in Centurion, South Africa
The US Missile Defense Agency has awarded a $73 million worth contract to L-3 Communications for upgrading the High Altitude Observatory (HALO) systems for carrying out the Ballistic Missile Defense System tests requirement. The contract announced by the Department of Defense on Friday has the basic contract ceiling being increased by $73,223,000 from $564,153,809 to a maximum of $637,376,809
In a first, Indias state-owned general insurer New India Assurance (NIA) will have to shell out INR 273 crore ($39 million) for an under-production Sukhoi jet that recently crashed during its test flight near Nashik, Maharashtra. This is the largest insurance claim in the aviation sector for Indian insurers involving a fighter jet
India handed over HAL-built Do-228 surveillance aircraft to the Seychelles Air Force ahead of schedule during a ceremony in New Delhi, Tuesday. India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and the President, Republic of Seychelles, Danny Faure were present at a handover ceremony
Indias state-run Hindustan Aeronautics has appointed R Madhavan, presently executive director as its new chairman and managing director. He will take charge of the top post when incumbent T Suvarna Raju retires on August 31, they said
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