IAF LCA Tejas to have a special pilot to fly in the fighter in Bengaluru

IAF LCA Tejas to have a special pilot 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. 

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Key highlights:

  • Tejas, the soon-to-be-inducted French Rafale and Sukhoi Su-30 MKIs will be the backbone of IAF for the next several years.
  • The IAF had in December 2017 issued a request for proposal (RFP) to HAL for the 83 Tejas jets. Out of the 83 Tejas aircraft, 10 are likely to the twin-seater version to be used for training the pilots.
  • The Final Operational Clearance (FOC) standard certification, which means the aircraft is combat-ready, was issued by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to Tejas 
  • Tejas has already been equipped with mid-air refuelling, active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, electronic warfare suites, several different types of bombs, missiles and weapons.

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