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Indian multirole light fighter

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HAL Tejas: Indian multirole light fighter
The HAL Tejas is an Indian single-engine, delta wing, fourth-generation fighter jet, multirole light fighter designed by the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Air Force and Indian Navy. It came from the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) programme, which began in the 1980s to replace India's ageing MiG-21 fighters. In 2003, the LCA was officially named "Tejas".

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IAF inducts 2nd LCA Tejas squadron [Video]

IAF inducts 2nd LCA Tejas squadron

The second squadron of Light Combat Aircraft Tejas fighter was inducted by Indian Air Force today at Sulur Air Force Station. 18 Squadron was operationalised by IAF Chief Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria. IAF..

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IAF Chief Air Marshal Bhadauria flies LCA Tejas at 2nd squadron induction ceremony [Video]

IAF Chief Air Marshal Bhadauria flies LCA Tejas at 2nd squadron induction ceremony

Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria landed the LCA Tejas fighter after a sortie at the induction ceremony of the second squadron of the LCA Tejas fighters in Sulur, Tamil Nadu today.

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IAF commissions second squadron of Tejas fighters with chief flying solo sortie

The IAF commissioned its second squadron of the indigenous Tejas light combat aircraft on Wednesday, even as the Rs 37,000 crore contract for production of 83 more such single-engine fighters by..
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IAF chief Bhadauria flies Tejas single-seater aircraft at Sulur airbase

Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria flew a Tejas single-seater light combat aircraft at the Sulur air force station on Wednesday. Officials said Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria, who worked..
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Tejas inducted into 18 Squadron by IAF, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria flies fighter

The first LCA-Tejas FOC standard aircraft also completed its contract flight test acceptance within 12 months of the standard of preparation release in February 2019.
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Defence Acquisition Council approves proposal for procurement of 83 indigenous Tejas aircraft for IAF

The proposal will now be placed for consideration of Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS).
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Defence ministry sends Rs 37,000 crore deal for 83 improved Tejas jets to CCS for final nod

The defence ministry on Wednesday paved the way for the procurement of 83 indigenous Tejas Mark-1A fighter jets for IAF from defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd at a cost of over Rs 37,000 crore by..
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Naval version of Tejas successfully takes off from aircraft carrier in major feat

The naval version of the indigenously-built Tejas light combat aircraft on Sunday successfully took off from the "ski-jump" deck of the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya in a big leap in overall..
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Indian Navy's LCA Tejas successfully launched with four missiles

The supersonic combat aircraft was carrying two Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missiles (BVRAAAM) and two Close Combat Missiles (CCM).
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Malaysia likely to test India's Tejas LCA for its defence acquisition programme

Malaysia will invite bids from international defence majors in early 2020 for the acquisition of up to 36 aircraft for its Royal Air Force.
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Indian Air Force all set to acquire 83 Tejas LCA, deal to be signed with HAL soon: Sources

In December 2017, the IAF had issued a single-vendor tender to the HAL for acquiring 83 LCA.
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IAF strongly pitches for desi fighters, from Tejas to 5 generation jets

In a strong push for indigenisation, the IAF has put its full weight behind the development of a home-grown fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) as well as shown its readiness to go in for 200..
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Rajnath Singh flies in Tejas fighter jet, becomes first defence minister to fly in light combat aircraft

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday flew in the Tejas fighter aircraft from the HAL airport in Bengaluru, becoming the first defence minister to fly in the indigenously-built light combat..
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to fly indigenous Tejas aircraft

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..
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It was 'textbook landing': DRDO sources on naval LCA Tejas testing


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Tejas successfully performs critical test for naval deployment

India's indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas on Friday successfully carried out an "arrested landing" in Goa, a major milestone in the development of the naval variant of the jet...
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Fuel tank of Tejas aircraft falls in agriculture field in Tamil Nadu

Defence sources in Chennai confirmed that a fuel tank from Tejas aircraft fell and said "all (was) safe", indicating that there were no injuries.
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Tejas on sortie drops fuel tank on Tamil Nadu field

Since 2001, the Tejas has flown more than 4,500 sorties during various tests and has had a clean slate so far as accidents go. Apart from these 4,500 sorties, the Indian Air Force (IAF) too has flown..
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