Tagged: Tejas

Gripen fighter jet can be rolled out from Indian soil in 3-5 years

Saab can contribute to the government’s Make-in-India and Skill India initiatives by setting up manufacturing facilities and training academies in the country, says Jan Widerstrom, the Swedish defence major’s India head and chairman. In an interview with Smriti Jain, he adds that the company welcomes the recent FDI reforms in the defence sector. “If India…

IAF to get first squadron of Tejas in July

After a wait of over three decades, the IAF will finally get its hands on the first squadron of indigenous Tejas next month with the delivery of the fourth Light Combat Aircraft. However, the first squadron will be made of up of just four Tejas aircraft, in stark contrast to at least 16 aircraft that…

As Sea Harriers retire, Naval Tejas readies to fly off aircraft carrier next year

  At the end of thirty years of flying from Indian Navy aircraft carriers, the iconic Sea Harrier jump jet retired this last month. Readying to take its place is the naval version of the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), which recently completed a successful flight-test campaign in Goa. While the Sea Harriers operated from…

Naval Tejas successfully tested in Goa, will fly off aircraft carrier next year

The naval version of the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), which will operate from India’s indigenous aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, after it is commissioned in 2018, has completed a successful flight-test campaign in Goa. Commodore (Retired) CD Balaji, chief of the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), which oversees the Tejas development programme, told Business Standard that…

The Dawn of Jet Engine indigenization in India :: KAVERI

  In 1986, the Indian Defence Ministry's Defence Research and Development Organisation was authorized to launch a programme to develop an indigenous power plant for the Light Combat Aircraft. The project for development of Kaveri Engine was sanctioned in 1989 with probable date of completion of 1996, which was extended to 2009. The government has…

Western arms contractors worried over success of Indian Tejas Jet

Leading defence and aeronautical firms of the West are reportedly worried over the success of the Tejas Trainer Jet, especially as India is expected to bag the first contracts for the trainer jet from Sri Lanka and Egypt. The Tejas, Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) is a supersonic, single-seat, single-engine multirole light fighter aircraft, which has…

Saab roped in to assist Tejas MK1 A

Swedish defense firm Saab requested to assist in the LCA program, to resolve the problems in the Tejas and to produce upgraded variant of Tejas called MK 1 A. IAF already orderd 20 Tejas from HAL, which has no real fighting capability nor any guided launching capability. IAF looks for a upgraded Tejas which can…

Reliance plans for a major push in Aerospace

Reliance planning for a major push in Indian aerospace projects, which were currently in starting phase, the list included modified Tejas and AMCA. Reliance interests in aerospace sector which include MRO facilities, engine development, avionics and aircraft designing. Reliance looks not only the military sector, who also looks through the state government requirement for aviation…

HAL In Talks With Swedish Firm For Upgraded Tejas

State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited or HAL is in talks with Swedish aerospace major Saab, makers of single engine Gripen fighter planes, to collaborate on the upgraded version of the indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft 'Tejas' which will replace IAF's aging fleet of MiG combat jets. Senior defence sources said that while the first round of…

India Willing To Export Tejas, Akash, BrahMos: Manohar Parrikar

    India is willing to export Tejas fighter jets, Akash missile system and even the BrahMos missile, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday, but added that it will happen only after the Indian Air Force's (IAF) requirements are met. On defence exports, the minister said: "Once IAF requirements are taken care of, we…

The Sinusoidal journey of LCA : TEJAS

While the LCA program has endured waves of criticism, the fact is that it has helped grow a domestic aerospace eco-system in India that has the potential to be truly game changing. This was achieved starting from a situation in the late 1980s when India had lost most of its domestic capabilities for developing fighter…

IAF to probe how Tejas-fired bomb missed target

The Indian Air Force is conducting a probe as to how a bomb fired by the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), Tejas, missed its target during the exercise ‘Iron Fist 2016’ at Pokhran, Rajasthan, on March 18. The LCA, which is nearing final operational clearance, also fired a missile, ‘R 73 E’, which hit its target…