Indigenously developed and built Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas will get the Final Operational Clearance (FOC) on January 4, eighteen years after the aircraft’s first prototype took shape, Indian media reported Wednesday.
"LCA Tejas and Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&CS) are on final induction after going through all the tests," said Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Chairman G Satheesh Reddy in an interview to the state-run All India Radio (AIR).
Tejas is a supersonic fourth generation fighter for induction in the Indian Air Force (IAF) fleet. The multirole fighter aircraft’s variant for the Indian Navy is designed and developed by DRDO's Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) and built by the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL).
The IAF formed its first Tejas unit- No.45 Squadron "Flying Daggers" on July 1, 2016 with two aircraft while the FOC for its weaponised version is still pending.
The DRDO is also building six next generation AEW&CS on the Airbus platform to enhance surveillance and detection with longer range and complete view for the IAF.
The platform will have 300-km-long range and 360-degree angle of coverage as against 200-km range and 240-degree angle of the AEW&CS the DRDO built on the Brazilian Embraer-145 modified jet for the IAF in the past.
Israeli Elisra will develop electronic warfare suite for Indias Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas KM1A and upgraded MiG-29 fleet of the Indian Air Force (IAF). Indias state-run Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) has selected Elisra for the development of electronic warfare suite for LCA after issuing a multi-vendor tender in which around six to seven companies had participated, a unnamed senior Defence Ministry official was quoted as saying by ANI Wednesday
Indias Light Combat Aircraft, Tejas, has successfully completed mid-air refueling engagement today by transferring 1900 Kgs fuel from an Indian Air Force (IAF) IL78 mid-air refueling tanker. The refueling was carried out at an altitude of 20000 ft
The naval variant of Indias home-grown light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas successfully snagged the jets tail hook on the arresting wire of the flight deck of the navys only aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya at a test facility in Goa. This was the first in a series of rigousous tests that will be carried out before the fighter can be tested for actual flight deck operations, which could take more than a year, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) said in a statement Thursday
The Indian Air Force has test fired an Israeli Derby Air-to-Air Beyond Visual Range (BVR) Missile from its domestically grown Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), Tejas to demonstrate safe operation of the aircraft during missile plume ingestion into the aircraft engine under worst case scenarios. The missile was launched from LCA Tejas from the firing range off the Goa coast
India's Tejas MK-1 Light Combat Aircraft received the Final Operational Clearance (FOC) in December 2018. "Tejas MK-1 has received the FOC
India's indigenously-made Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas is likely to be equipped with air-to-air missile ASRAAM. State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and MBDA are set to hold formal talks this week to arm the aircraft with the heat-seeking close combat air-to-air missile,
India has developed an advanced laser targeting system for indigenously-made Tejas fighter jet. State-funded Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed the cost-effective Laser designator pod (LDP), Sputnik reported, quoting sources as saying Monday
Indias indigenous Light Combat Aircraft ‘Tejas will debut at Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA), Malaysia, in March this year. Sources in Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) told Deccan Chronicle that IAF pilots would fly the fighter and the two-seater trainer variant to Malaysia from the air force station at Sulur in Tamil Nadu where the No 45 Squadron (Flying Daggers) is based
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