LIGHT COMBAT AIRCRAFT

  • Indian Navy Light Combat Aircraft to soon begin test flights July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The naval variant of India's indigenous light combat aircraft (LCA) is due to soon begin ramp trials. Avinash Chander, scientific adviser to the Defence Minister and Director General Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), told India Strategic magazine (www.indiastrategic.in) that the LCANavy had already done more than 25 test...
  • India rolls out its first indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas December 20, 2013

    Bangalore: India has rolled out its first indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas in Bangalore on Friday. Defence Minister AK Antony, MoS Defence Jitendra Singh and Air Force chief NAK Browne attended the event. The launch comes after the ambitious project started nearly 20 years ago. The first batch of the supersonic...
  • IAF set to fly indigenous fighter Tejas after initial operational clearance December 19, 2013

    World's lightest and India developed supersonic fighter Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas is battleready for testing by its air force pilots three decades after it was conceived, designed and developed with cost overruns and inordinate delays. "The homegrown aircraft is ready for flight tests by Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots to...
  • INS Vikrant showcases our capabilities to the world: Surya Gangadharan August 13, 2013

    India launched its first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant on Monday. It is the biggest warship to be built by India and will also mark India's entry into a select club of countries capable of designing and building a carrier of this size. India is now only the fifth county...
  • Antony's wife to launch 1st indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant August 11, 2013

    Kochi: India will launch its first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant on Monday, making an entry into a select club of countries capable of designing and building a carrier of this size and capability. Defence Minister AK Antony's wife Elizabeth will launch the 37,500 tonne carrier at Kochi shipyard close to...
  • Air Chief Marshal Browne confirms MiG21 phase out to begin in 2017 May 24, 2013

    New Delhi: After 50 years of service, the phaseout of the MiG21 will begin in 2017 as confirmed by Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne. It is expected to be replaced by the Light Combat Aircraft (LAC) Tejas. IAF operates about 80 (four squadrons) of these Russianorigin planes in its fleet and...
  • Tejas aircraft deficient in at least 100 technical parameters: Experts April 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas is deficient in at least 100 technical parameters, said experts associated with the project. They also alleged that the initial operation clearance granted to Tejas two years ago was given despite the aircraft not meeting various crucial technical parameters. The experts said...
  • India test flies naval variant of LCA April 28, 2012

    Bangalore: India on Friday joined an elite club of countries by test flying the naval variant of its Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) in this tech hub under a partially cloudy sky. "With the successful maiden flight of the LCA's naval variant, India joins an elite club of countries capable of designing,...
  • LCA project delayed: IAF Chief October 4, 2011

    New Delhi: India's ambitious project to develop indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) has suffered a setback as the Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) for the aircraft was delayed by another year. "As far as LCA is concerned, there was an initial IOC in January this year. We were supposed to...
  • 'The Tejas Story' is not an easy read August 8, 2011

    This is a three year old book but I got my hands on it quite recently. So please pardon the delay, if you're already familiar with the title. Personally, I was fascinated simply because it's about India's very own Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) project. Today, it goes by the...
  • Antony asks DRDO to build credible missile system June 3, 2011

    New Delhi: Defence Minister A K Antony on Friday asked the DRDO to prioritise the development of 5,000 km range ballistic missile while building a credible missile defence system for the country. He also congratulated the Defence Research Development Organisation for developing the interceptor missile allowing India to join an elite...
  • India rolls out 1st indigenous naval combat plane July 6, 2010

    Bangalore : India's first indigenously built naval Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) rolled out here on Tuesday. The first flight is scheduled by yearend and the plane will be inducted in 2015. The plane was brought out of the hangar at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) facility in Bangalore with Defence Minister...