Tagged: Tejas

Why LCA is not all that bad for India

  The government has decided to go in for 120 Tejas Light Combat Aircrafts (LCA) instead of more Rafales over and above the 36 being ordered. Some are even salivating at the thought that this decision has been "rammed down the IAF’s (Indian Air Force) throat". Going a step further, one "strategic expert" criticised the…

IAF should stop cribbing about LCA Tejas

  Is Indian Tejas I fighter a failure or a success? Both. If we go by the Indian Air Force's specification, Tejas fails. But if we go by the level of technology mastery India has achieved, the aircraft is a success. The IAF's rejection of the Tejas on grounds of not meeting requirements is a…

Indigenous fighter aircraft to be a reality soon, says Parrikar

India may be able to develop its own fighter aircraft with the help of indigenous and foreign technology in the next four to five years, Defence minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday, while stressing on curbing the dependency in import in defence sector. "In four or five years we could develop our own fighter planes…

India to double production of LCA Tejas

A proposal for doubling the production of indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas is being processed, and around Rs.1,259 crore will be spent for the purpose, the government said on Tuesday. In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh said a proposal of the Cabinet Committee on Security…

HAL begins integration of mid-air-refueling probe on Tejas

  Engineers and technicians at Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd’s (HAL) LCA-Tejas Division have begun the extremely complex integration of the aerial refueling probe on to the Tejas fighter. During a visit to the HAL facilities, Mathrubhumi witnessed the fitment tests on the Limited Series Production-8 (LSP-8) variant of Tejas. The air-to-air probe, supplied by UK-based Cobham,…

Home made or Assembled, Tejas 40%, Arjun 55 % Brahmos 65%

The defense minister said in parliament that indigenous component in the home made projects like Tejas, Arjun and Brahmos has many foreign components, which make India once again to be top on the arms importer. Under new defense procurement policy, India tries to slower down the imports and wants to self-reliant on most aspects, However…

Tejas to fire US, Russian missiles at IAF show

  India’s indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), the Tejas, will fire US- and Russian-origin missiles at an Indian Air Force show, ‘Iron Fist-2016’, scheduled to be held in Rajasthan on March 18. The jet is on its way to achieve final operational clearance and induction into the Indian Air Force (IAF). The IAF has confirmed…

LCA Tejas, BrahMos, MBT Arjun have highest import content; missiles lowest

Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday told the Rajya Sabha that the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has been making "all possible efforts to increase indigenous content in its products," according to a press release. Though it is well known that not everything in the LCA Tejas, the indigenous multi-role light fighter aircraft…

IAF to induct 8 squadrons ‘LCA Tejas’ in 8 years

NEW DELHI: Indian Air Force will induct three to four indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft 'Tejas' this year and a total of eight squadrons in eight years, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said today. He told the Lok Sabha that a Letter of Intent for procuring 120 Tejas was issued and the first aircraft was inducted…

Cloudy Future for Domestic Indian Aircraft Production

NEW DELHI — India's quest to build fighter jets through its "Make in India" industry initiative may not be realistic in the near future due to a financial crunch and the lack of in-house building capability, forcing continued reliance on imports, said officials and defense analysts. The government wants to build over 250 fighters in the next 20 years…

IAF wants aerial refuelling, jammers, quick turnaround in new Tejas

Decades of friction came to an end when key stakeholders in the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) finally agreed on the specifications of a fighter that would join the Indian Air Force (IAF) in large numbers, starting in 2018-19. Termed "Standard of Preparation - 2018" (SoP-18), these specifications were agreed between four agencies. Besides the IAF,…

Ministry confirms 106 improved Tejas Mark 1 A for IAF

The HAL Tejas  is an Indian single-seat, single-jet engine, multi-role light fighter developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. It is a tailless, compound delta wing design powered by a single engine. It came from the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) programme, which began in the 1980s to replace India's ageing MiG-21 fighters. Later, the LCA was officially named "Tejas", meaning "Radiant"…

Awesome video, Second day flight of Tejas from Bahrain Airshow

History has been created when Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, indigenously designed and developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), touched the foreign soil at Sakhir Airbase, Bahrain. For the first time LCA Tejas flown in foreign airspace to participate in the Bahrain International Airshow-2016 during 21 to 23 January 2016. In addition to…

Plane comparison: Pakistan Thunder versus Indian Tejas

India’s indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas reached Sakhir Air Base last week to participate in the Bahrain International Air Show 2016, which will be held from January 21. This will be the first appearance of Tejas at a foreign air show, and is bound to be compared with Pakistan’s JF-17 Thunder fighter produced with…