Tejas trials progressing well: Parrikar

The government on Tuesday said all trials are progressing well towards Final Operational Clearance (FOC) of the delayed indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas.

Delay in key projects cause of concern: IAF chief

Air chief Arup Raha on Saturday expressed concern over delay in key acquisition and development projects and hoped that the government puts in place a faster system to ensure greater accountability.

HAL flies Tejas fighter built for IAF

The first of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, built for the Indian Air Force (IAF) by the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), was flown here Tuesday, the defence behemoth said Wednesday.

DRDO claim on LCA export premature: Former top IAF officers

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.

Tejas moves a step closer to induction

Marking a milestone in India`s military aviation, the indigenously-built Light Combat Aircraft Tejas on Friday received initial clearance for induction into the Air Force, 30 years after the sanction of the programme estimated to cost around Rs 25,000 crore.

Tejas battle-ready for testing by Indian Air Force pilots

World`s lightest and India developed supersonic fighter Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas is battle-ready for testing by its air force pilots three decades after it was conceived, designed and developed with cost overruns and inordinate delays.

Air Chief reviews proposed first base for Tejas LCA

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.

Defence minister tells DRDO to complete projects in time

Defence Minister AK Antony asked the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to complete its projects within the prescribed time-frame.

AK Antony asks DRDO to complete projects in time

With DRDO facing "bitter criticism" over delays in major projects like LCA and Arjun tank, Defence Minister AK Antony on Wednesday asked the research agency to complete its programmes within the prescribed time-limit.

Avoid further time slippage: AK Antony on LCA project

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

Perform or perish: Antony tells DRDO

Reflecting frustration over long delays of strategic projects AK Antony came down hard on DRDO, saying there is a "limit to time slippages".

Dream of fitting indigenous Kaveri engine into LCA-Tejas over

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.

Tejas aircraft to be put to test at Pokhran in Feb 2013

The much-awaited indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft Tejas will now be put to test in the forthcoming air exercise "Iron Feast".

`DRDO projects, including LCA, behind schedule`

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

`Delivery of LCA scheduled in 12th Plan period`

The development of Light Combat
Aircraft (LCA) for its Final Operational Clearance (FOC) is in
progress and the delivery of the plane is scheduled to take
place in the 12th Plan period, the government said.

Tejas fighter undergoes weapons trials

In a key step towards attaining
final operational clearance (FOC) from the IAF, the LCA Tejas is undergoing weapons trials,
including firing air-to-air missiles to test its capability to
bring down enemy planes.

State-of-the-art Naval Light Combat Aircraft rolls out

The indigenously built naval version of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) rolled out of its hangar at the HAL facility in Bangalore on Tuesday.