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DRDO claim on LCA export premature: Former top IAF officers

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 13:59

DRDO`s claim about being in a position to export Light Combat Aircraft Tejas has been dismissed as premature and unrealistic by former top IAF officers who want it to focus on getting the indigenous fighter plane inducted into own air force first.

IAF, HAL to play big role in defence preparedness: Arup Raha

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 23:59

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.

Navy pilots to learn landing, taking off from aircraft carrier

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 20:51

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.

Antony asks DRDO to share research projects with pvt agencies

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 21:10

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.

Air Chief reviews proposed first base for Tejas LCA

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 23:49

Outgoing IAF chief NAK Browne on Wednesday reviewed the progress of the Sulur air base where the force is to deploy its first squadron of the indigenously- developed LCA, Tejas.

Avoid further time slippage: AK Antony on LCA project

Last Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013, 21:21

Worried over the long delay in the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) project, AK Antony asked DRDO and HAL to avoid further time slippage.

LCA-Tejas (LSP-08) takes off on its maiden flight

Last Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2013, 20:49

The LCA-Tejas (LSP-08) had its maiden flight here on Sunday from HAL airport setting the stage for its initial operation clearance.

`LCA Tejas likely to be ready for operational service by 2015`

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 05, 2013, 18:39

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.

Antony ‘impatient’ to see completion of LCA project

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 05, 2013, 14:16

The seminar `Aerospace products- challenges in design to deployment` was held as part of the biennial Aero India show.

Dream of fitting indigenous Kaveri engine into LCA-Tejas over

Last Updated: Friday, January 25, 2013, 20:36

The dream of fitting Kaveri engine being developed indigenously into the home-grown Light Combat Aircraft LCA-Tejas appears to be as good as over.

`DRDO projects, including LCA, behind schedule`

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 00:52

Four major DRDO projects including Light Combat Aircraft, Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEWC) and Kaveri engine are behind schedule.

India test flies naval variant of LCA

Last Updated: Saturday, April 28, 2012, 09:26

India on Friday joined an elite club of countries by test flying the naval variant of its Light Combat Aircraft.