Tagged: Tejas

Tejas to replace all mig fighter Aircraft in IAF Fleet,Says Chief Designer

Bhubaneswar: Padmashree Dr Kota Harinarayan, chief designer of Tejas, India’s indigenously developed light combat aircraft (LCA), today averred that the single-engine fighter aircraft recently inducted into the air force will soon replace all variants of the MIG in the near future. Talking exclusively to OTV, the Berhampur-born scientist, who was on an Odisha visit to…

India Can Be A Global Player In Defence Technology If Backed By A Vibrant SME Sector !

India is the world’s largest defence importer and has steadily held this position for the previous 5 years. It is the 6th biggest defence spender internationally and the 2nd largest spender in Asia, according to a report released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), whose findings are based on data given by countries…

Bad coordination delayed Tejas by a decade: Manohar Parrikar

The production of the indigenous Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) was delayed for eight to 10 years because of "shoddy coordination" between the Defence Ministry's agencies involved and lack of required support, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday. "In 2001, when Vajpayee was the Prime Minister, the plane (Tejas) took its maiden flight and…

HAL must be modernised, if the LCA Tejas is to be saved

If the recent induction of the indigenous Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) has received a muted welcome from the IAF, there are very good reasons for it. While the nation and the defence-industrial complex may celebrate a milestone in military indigenisation, the service, charged with the defence of our skies, has much more to worry…

Revealed: The LCA Tejas That The IAF Has Chosen

On July 1, the Indian Air Force has inducted a pair of series production airframes of the Tejas Mk.1 at a planned event there’s a conspicuous lack of noise about. Sure, the number of aircraft being inducted will be a tenth it takes to call itself a real squadron. And sure, the Tejas won’t be zipping off…

Will India Ditch GE Engines For Reviving ‘Kaveri’ Project With French Offer?

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s (HAL) commitment to order 99 GE F414 engines for India’s Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) program in 2012 might possibly be left unfulfilled if France’s lucrative offer to invest EUR 1 billion in the indigenous ‘Kaveri’ jet engine project is taken up by the Indian government. According to a report by Economic…

Taking forward the Tejas

Over the preceding decade, under-informed defence writers and commentators have made careers out of bad-mouthing India’s Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). The commentary focused primarily on development delays, criticized the fighter’s performance and sneered at the under-funded, under-staffed Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), a Defence R&D Organisation (DRDO) agency responsible for the Tejas programme. Regrettably, the…

IAF likely to get fully-loaded Tejas version it wants by 2020

BENGALURU: The Flying Daggers, the first squadron of the Tejas indigenous light combat aircraft, which currently comprises two jets, will touch its full strength of 20 by 2018. Though it has been inducted, the Tejas is not completely combat-ready. It is equipped with close combat air-to-air missiles, helmet-mounted display and precision-guided bombs. The final version…

Here’s how India’s LCA Tejas steals the ‘THUNDER’ from JF-17 developed by Pak-China

The development of Tejas, which will be replacing the ageing fleet of workhorse MiG-21s of the IAF, is being closely watched by neighbouring nations such as Pakistan and China, who have jointly developed the JF-17 Thunder, a single-engine, light combat aircraft. Tejas - India's very own multi-role light combat aircraft was inducted into the Indian…

Tejas Induction a Matter of ‘Unparalleled Pride’, Says PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hailed the induction of indigenously built Light Combat Aircraft Tejas into the Air Force, terming it as a matter of "unparalleled pride and happiness" and a step which illustrates the skills and strengths of Indian scientists. "Induction of indigenously made Tejas fighter jet into the Air Force…

Last minute herculean efforts on in full swing at ASTE, Bengaluru for the squadron induction ceremony of Tejas aircraft.

Last minute herculean efforts are on in full swing at Aircraft System Testing Establishment (ASTE) for the squadron induction ceremony of Tejas aircraft planned for 1st July 2016. The induction ceremony will be a golden day for the country as its mega ‘Make in India’ mission attains yet another success. Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh…

Jet, set, go: Tejas is IAF’s new Flying Dagger

Subduing three-decade-long birth pangs caused by complex technological challenges, cost over-runs, international sanctions and bagful of missed deadlines, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to begin the induction of indigenous combat jet Tejas from July 1. In the making since 1983 when the idea to develop a home-made fighter jet took off, Tejas in…

Questions dog Tejas line-up

New Delhi, June 27: The Indian Air Force will form the first squadron of the "indigenous" light combat aircraft named Tejas this week amid questions on whether it is fit to fight. The LCA programme was initiated 43 years ago in 1973. The IAF will revive the No. 45 "Flying Daggers" squadron in Bangalore with…