LCA Tejas

Tejas far better, advanced than Chinese and Pakistan joint venture JF-17 fighter: IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria

RKS Bhadauria said, "The 83 aircraft will look after four squadrons. The current strength of the two squadron plan of LCA will now increase to six. Essentially the deployment will be frontline." 

Jan 14, 2021, 19:07 PM IST

Cabinet approves procurement deal of 83 Tejas aircrafts worth Rs 48,000 crore to strengthen IAF: Rajnath Singh

The LCA-Tejas is going to be the backbone of the IAF fighter fleet in years to come. LCA-Tejas incorporates a large number of new technologies many of which were never attempted in India, said Rajnath Singh. 

Jan 13, 2021, 18:11 PM IST

Sukhoi Su-30MKIs, Rafale, LCA Tejas, Mirage 2000, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29, MiG-21, SEPECAT Jaguar: The Indian Air Force fighters

The IAF has almost 900 combat aircraft in it inventory while the total aeroplanes in active service with the force number over 1720. The Russian Sukhoi Su-30MKIs form the backbone of IAF fighter fleet and the force flies 272 of the twin-seater, twin-engine multirole combat aircraft.

Jun 05, 2020, 12:36 PM IST

LCA Tejas to join IAF 18 Squadron today at Tamil Nadu's Sulur airbase

The No 18 Squadron, formed in 1965 with the motto "Teevra aur Nirbhaya" meaning "Swift and Fearless," was earlier flying MiG 27 aircraft. 

May 27, 2020, 10:56 AM IST

LCA Tejas to join IAF No. 18 Flying Bullets Squadron at Sulur airbase in Coimbatore on May 27

The No 18 Squadron, formed in 1965 with the motto "Teevra aur Nirbhaya" meaning "Swift and Fearless," was earlier flying MiG 27 aircraft.

May 25, 2020, 18:43 PM IST

IAF looking for 114 multirole fighters, 100 AMCA, over 200 LCA Tejas, confirms Air Force Chief ACM RKS Bhadauria

In future, the Indian Air Force is planning to acquire 450 fighter aircraft for deployment on the northern and western frontiers of the country, Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria said on Monday.

May 19, 2020, 07:12 AM IST

LCA Tejas FOC completes maiden flight, IAF closer to combat-ready indigenous fighter

Indian Air Force (IAF) is a step closer to getting a fully combat-ready indigenous supersonic fighter with the Light Combat Aircraft Tejas in Final Operational Clearance-standard (SP-21) making its first successful test flight in Bengaluru on Tuesday (March 17, 2020). Tejas FOC(SP-21), piloted by former Indian Air Force (IAF) Air Commodore and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Chief Test Flying (Fixed Wing) KA Muthana (retired), was in the air for 40 minutes.

Mar 17, 2020, 16:20 PM IST

LCA Navy Tejas test launches with 4 missiles from INS Hansa in Goa

Indian Navy and Indian Air Force (IAF) has the Israeli Derby BVRAAM in their arsenal and the Tejas developed for the air force has already test-fired and integrated the missile.

Nov 29, 2019, 19:16 PM IST

LCA Tejas Navy launches, makes arrested landing in a single sortie

Calling it "a seminal achievement", the Ministry of Defence stated, "Being a pioneering technology acquisition and demonstration program for the unique Short Take-Off but Arrested Recovery (STOBAR) concept of aircraft operations, the LCA (Navy) team has had to conceptualise and experiment with complex software modes from a clean slate. All this had to be done while tentatively exploring and incrementally expanding the structural capabilities of the aircraft to withstand the brutal requirements of carrier operations."

Oct 01, 2019, 00:21 AM IST

Exhilarating, amazing, says Rajnath Singh after flying in LCA Tejas

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that Tejas is a multi-role fighter with several critical capabilities and it will strengthen the air defence capabilities of the country.

Sep 19, 2019, 11:30 AM IST

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh flies in Light Combat Aircraft Tejas - Watch

Prior to the sortie, the Union defence minister was briefed by the pilot about the aircraft and Rajnath Singh also tried to familiarise himself with the formidable fighter jet developed completely in India.


Sep 19, 2019, 09:30 AM IST

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to fly in IAF LCA Tejas in Bengaluru on Thursday

The Tejas fighter jet was issued by the Final Operational Clearance (FOC) standard certification by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on February 21, 2019.

Sep 19, 2019, 06:25 AM IST

IAF LCA Tejas to have a special pilot; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to fly in the fighter in Bengaluru

Tejas, designed and developed by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Aeronautical Development Agency, is India's home-grown single-engine multirole light fighter to replace the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Bison aircraft. Tejas, the soon-to-be-inducted French Rafale and Sukhoi Su-30 MKIs will be the backbone of IAF for the next several years.

Sep 17, 2019, 14:12 PM IST

LCA Tejas Navy makes arrested landing, clears a big hurdle before aircraft carrier test

After completing a series of such short and arrester landings, Tejas Navy will get operational clearance to execute the same on aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya.

Sep 13, 2019, 16:22 PM IST

Naval Tejas Clears short arrested landing at Goa facility

Naval Tejas Clears short arrested landing at Goa facility. Watch video to know more

Sep 13, 2019, 16:12 PM IST

BrahMos Aerospace, HAL to take part in Russia's MAKS 2019 where Sukhoi Su-57E will be unveiled

The famed and deadly BrahMos supersonic cruise missile is from the BrahMos Aerospace stable while HAL is involved in manufacturing and assembling several top fighters of the Indian Air Force including the indigenous Ligh Combat Aircraft Tejas, Sukhoi Su-30MKI, Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer, Intermediate Jet Trainer HJT-36, Dornier 228 and HTT-40 Basic Flying Trainer.

Aug 20, 2019, 14:57 PM IST

HAL order book full with top IAF fighter Sukhoi Su-30MKI, LCA Tejas, helicopters

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said that the present capacity available with HAL is adequate to fulfil the existing orders/projects in hand.

Jun 25, 2019, 08:42 AM IST

IAF's LCA-Tejas fighter jets steal the show at LIMA 2019 in Malaysia

LCA-Tejas fighter jet has generated a lot of interest at the 15th edition of Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA-2019).

Mar 27, 2019, 20:36 PM IST