LCA Tejas during the Leh Winter Trials 2013

LCA Tejas during the Leh Winter Trials 2013

From the LCA Tejas Calendar 2013

LCA Tejas during the Aero India 2011

LCA Tejas during the Aero India 2013

Detachment 2012

LCA Tejas during the Leh Winter Trials 2013

LCA Tejas during the Aero India 2013

LCA Tejas Winter Trials - Leh 2015


With three consecutive start-ups of its engine after overnight soak in extreme cold (around -15ºC) conditions of Ladakh, that too without any external assistance, Tejas, the Indian Light Combat Aircraft has achieved yet another and a rare distinction. Starting the fighter aircraft under such extreme condition without any external assistance or heating is a technology breakthrough. The requirements become further stringent when the starting is to be done three times consecutively with a partially charged battery. Team LCA led by AERD&C of HAL, and members from ADA, NFTC, IAF, CEMILAC and DGAQA have succeeded in achieving this.

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Aero India 2015 - Asia's Premier Air Show


The LCA Tejas was back at the Aero India during the 3rd Week of February 2015. With 2 Sorties everyday the crowd enjoyed watching the Tejas perform. To see the Gallery, please click on the link below

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IAF gets first indigenously-built Light Combat Aircraft Tejas
17th January 2015

The LCA Tejas Series Production-1 (SP1) was handed over by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to Indian Air Force Chief Air Marshal Arup Raha in Bengaluru on Saturday.

LCA Tejas - Total Test Flights

First Flight of LCA Tejas SP 1

1st October 2014

The first LCA Tejas from the batch of 20 ‘series production’ or full-fledged fighters flew for about 25 minutes in Bengaluru. The flight of ‘SP1’ was piloted by HAL’s Chief Test Pilot Air Cmde K.A. Muthanna(retd). The First Flight of SP1 was achieved within nine months of receiving the penultimate flight worthiness certification - IOC-2 (initial operational clearance) in December 2013.

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