Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar handed over the first of the indigenously-built Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas to the Indian Air Force (IAF) in Bengaluru on Saturday.
Indian Air Force (IAF), Department of Defence Production and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will continue to play a big role in the defence preparedness of the country, IAF chief Arup Raha said here on Sunday.
Indian Navy pilots will learn the tricks of landing and taking off their MiG-29K and LCA Tejas combat planes on aircraft carriers from a shore-based facility, which was commissioned in Goa on Friday.
Against backdrop of delay in providing critical technologies to armed forces, Defence Minister AK Antony asked DRDO to focus on major programmes and give low-end research projects to private sector.
The LCA-Tejas (LSP-08) had its maiden flight here on Sunday from HAL airport setting the stage for its initial operation clearance.
The much-delayed indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas aircraft is expected to be ready for induction into operational service by 2015, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne said on Tuesday.
The 40,000-tonne Indigenous Aircraft Carrier, which is under construction at the Cochin Shipyard, will carry over 30 combat aircraft.
India`s first carrier-borne naval
fighter aircraft "LCA Tejas (Navy)" will take to the skies for its maiden flight this month.
India`s indigenous Light
Combat Aircraft `Tejas` on Tuesday successfully completed
air-to-air close combat missile firing tests, ahead of its
clearance for induction into the IAF.
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