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India's fighter jet ‘LCA Tejas’ gets final operational clearance to induct into IAF

India's fighter jet ‘LCA Tejas’ gets final operational clearance to induct into IAF: Details, Features, Capability, Highlights

India's first self-made fighter jet, Light Combat Aircraft Tejas MK I (LCA Tejas) on 21st February 2019, received the Final Operational Clearance for induction into the Indian Air Force (IAF) as a fully-weaponized fighter jet.

LCR Tejas gets a formal declaration of Final Operational Clearance (FOC) by Dr. G Satheesh Reddy, Chairman of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Secretary of Defence (R&D).

Earlier to this, the LCA Tejas was an Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) aircraft.

LCA Tejas Features

The Light Combat Aircraft Tejas is a supersonic, single-seat, single-engine multirole light fighter aircraft that uses fourth generation technologies.

LCA Tejas was co-developed by the Aeronautical Development Agency in cooperation with the Bengaluru-based Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

LCA Tejas is built from CFC materials and has unstable aerodynamics.

LCA Tejas is equipped with a quadruplex digital fly-by-wire flight control system to ease handling by the pilot.

LCA Tejas incorporates an advanced glass cockpit that comprises all the round dialed electro-mechanical instruments.

LCA Tejas is fitted with the coherent pulse-Doppler Multi-Mode Radar that is designed to operate equally effectively in the Air to Air and Air to Surface domains.

LCA Tejas is fitted with Open Architecture Computer (OAC).


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