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.
India on Wednesday unveiled for the first time at its Republic Day parade its indigenous Light Combat Aircraft that obtained its initial operational clearance to be fully airworthy on January 10 this year.
Displaying its indigenous weapon
manufacturing prowess, India will showcase its home-grown
Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, its highly-advanced
airborne radar and different types of naval torpedos at the
Republic Day parade.
The DRDO-made `Kaveri` engine
could not be integrated with the indigenous LCA but it has provided a platform for the development of gas turbine engine technology in the country,
Lok Sabha was informed today.
The maiden test flight of the
most advanced of the nine `Tejas` aircraft was today
successfully carried out, bringing the indigenous Light Combat
Aircraft (LCA) programme "very close" to the Initial
Moving closer to achieving
Initial Operational Capability configuration for the Light
Combat Aircraft (LCA) by end of 2010, Air Force conducted
five-week multi-disciplinary trials of a pair of indigenous