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7 September 2018 | Flight Global

India's Tejas clears in-flight refuelling hurdle

India s long-delayed Tejas programme has successfully demonstrated the ability of a specially modified Mk1 example of the fighter to undergo air-to-air refuelling behind an Ilyushin Il-78MKI tanker.

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15 May 2017 | Flight Global

‚ÄčHAL Tejas successfully fires Derby BVR missile

The Hindustan Aernautics (HAL) Tejas light combat aircraft has successfully fired the Rafael Derby beyond-visual-range (BVR) missile.

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11 July 2015 |

Analysts: India's LCA Will Miss Another Deadline

Delayed by more than 15 years, India's homegrown Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Mark-1 is ready for critical test flights necessary for its final operational clearance (FOC) at the end of the year, but analysts and Indian Air Force (IAF) officials say that clearance will slip again, to next year.        

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8 February 2015 | Flight Global

‚ÄčSecond naval Tejas prototype conducts maiden flight

The second prototype of the naval variant of the Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) has conducted its maiden flight.

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22 December 2014 | Defense-Aerospace

India Navy LCA In First Ski-Jump Takeoff

It was a defining moment when LCA (Navy) Prototype 1 (NP1), the first indigenously designed and developed 4th plus generation combat aircraft designed to operate from the decks of air-craft carriers, took-off majestically from Ski-Jump facility of Shore Based Test Facility at INS Hansa in Goa yester...

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13 November 2014 | Flight Global

Last prototype Tejas trainer makes flight debut

A twin-seat trainer variant of India’s Tejas Mk1 light combat aircraft has performed its first test flight from Bengaluru in a final series production configuration meant for the Indian air force.

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2 October 2014 | Flight Global

‚ÄčIndia‚Äôs Tejas light fighter crosses milestone

The first series production example of India‚Äôs Tejas Mk1 light combat aircraft (LCA) completed its maiden flight on 30 September.¬†The single-engined aircraft took to the air ‚Äď without any telemetry support ‚Äď from Hindustan Aeronautics‚Äô (HAL) airport in Bengaluru, and landed safely after a flight lasting less than 30min.

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30 May 2014 | Defense-Aerospace

India’s Tejas Fighter Completes Weapons Trials

BANGALORE --- Three aircraft from Tejas flight-line have successfully completed advanced weapon trials in Jamnagar as part of the Final Operational Clearance (FOC) campaign, which began in December last year. Sources associated with the project confirmed to Express on Wednesday that the integration ...

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26 December 2013 | Flight Global

PICTURES: India’s Tejas receives initial operational clearance

The Mk 1 variant of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) Tejas light combat aircraft has received its initial operational clearance (IOC) from the Indian air force.

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11 December 2013 | Defense-Aerospace

India’s Tejas to Enter Service Dec. 20

NEW DELHI --- The indigenously-developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas has undertaken 2,400 sorties to meet the requirements of the IAF, which is set to induct the aircraft on December 20. "The LCA has clocked over 2400 flights till now with highest ever number of sorties achieved in the current year...

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8 August 2013 |

India Expects Tejas Induction by Late 2013, Early 2014

India's defense minister says his country's Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) program should be inducted into the Indian Air Force by the end of this year or early next year. The program is 15 years behind schedule.

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22 January 2013 | Flight Global

India to obtain 99 GE F414 engines for Tejas Mk II

India has completed a deal for 99 General Electric F414 engines, the powerplant for the planned Hindustan Aeronautics Tejas Mk II Light Combat Aircraft.In...

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11 December 2012 | Defense-Aerospace

India Details Status of Kaveri Fighter Engine

The progress made by the Kaveri Engine Development Project is as follows: (i) So far, 9 prototypes of Kaveri Engine and 4 prototypes of Kabani (Core) Engine have been developed. (ii) 2200 hours of test (ground and altitude conditions) has been conducted. (iii) The following two major milesto...

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3 December 2012 | Flight Global

India could test Kaveri engine on Tejas by end-2013

India's Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) aims to integrate the Kaveri powerplant with the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) Tejas fighter within the...

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29 June 2012 | AviationWeek

India Completes LCA Weapon Trials

The single-seat, single-engine supersonic fighter also underwent flight trials

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2 April 2012 | Flight Global

Safety concerns stalling first flight of HAL's naval Tejas

Safety concerns have delayed the maiden flight of the naval variant of the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Tejas light combat aircraft. "It is...

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21 March 2012 | Defense-Aerospace

India Reports Massive Cost Overruns on Kaveri Engine

Project for development of aero-engine "Kaveri" was taken up in 1989 by Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) with a sanctioned cost of Rs.382.81 Cr and Probable Date of Completion (PDC) of 1996. The cost of the project was revised to Rs.2839.00 Cr with PDC of December 2009. Further continua...

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12 March 2012 | Defense-Aerospace

Indian Navy Light Combat Aircraft Refused Certification

NEW DELHI --- The Naval version of India's first indigenous fighter ‚ÄĒ the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA-Navy) ‚ÄĒ has not been able to obtain the certification needed to make its debut flight because of structural issues. The Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification (CEMILAC) refused the c...

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28 February 2012 | Defense-Aerospace

India to Order Nine Tejas LCA Naval Variants

NEW DELHI --- In a boost to India's indigenous maritime combat plane development programme, a top defence panel has approved the limited series production of the Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA) for the Indian Navy's under-construction indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC). The approval came from ...

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5 August 2011 | Flight Global

India’s Tejas ready for IAF induction in March 2012

Two of the Indian Aeronautical Development Agency's Tejas Mk 1 light combat aircraft will be ready for induction by March 2012.

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13 May 2011 | AviationWeek

Tejas LCA Enters Key Test Phase

Next month, the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft is due to undergo a second phase of night trials.

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29 April 2011 | Flight Global

Tejas passes first night operations test

India's Tejas light combat aircraft has completed the first phase of its night flying tests, having conducted a targeting and attack mission under the cover of darkness.

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29 October 2010 | AviationWeek

India To Fly Tejas LSP-5 Soon

LSP-5 will be the first to test the Tejas' auto-pilot mode, 11th test vehicle to join the Tejas flight line.

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1 October 2010 | AviationWeek

GE Beats Eurojet To Power Indian LCA

The Tejas Light Combat Aircraft deal is estimated to be worth close to $800 million; nearly 100 aircraft in question.

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7 July 2010 | Key.Aero

India rolls out Naval LCA

India has unveiled the Naval version of its Light Combat Aircraft (LCA).

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3 June 2010 | AviationWeek

Tejas LSP-4 Goes Supersonic In First Flight

Tejas is slated to receive initial operational clearance by December on the way to induction into the Indian Air Force.

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25 October 2007 | MILAVIA News

Tejas Light Combat Aircraft Fires First Missile

On October 25, 2007, India’s Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) fired its first missile. Tejas prototype vehicle PV-1 successfully test fired a short-range R-73 air-to-air missile at the air-to-air range off Goa coast.

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25 April 2007 | MILAVIA News

First Limited Series Production Tejas LCA Flies

On April 25, 2007, the first Limited Series Production Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) made its maiden flight.

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1 December 2005 | MILAVIA News

Fourth LCA Tejas Flies

On Thursday 1 December 2005, a new prototype of India's indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) successfully completed its first test flight.

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