Make in India: LCA Tejas LSP-8 with the IFR Probe, SU-30 MKI, Dornier DO-228, Hawk-i and HTT-40 by HAL during Aero India 2017
Iron Fist Exercise 2016: A MiG-21 dropping a T9 flare and the R-73 from Tejas locks onto that for Firing
Tejas operating from Leh in the winter of 2013, at an altitude of 3,524 m (11,562 ft)
Tejas Aircrafts returning after a Five Aircraft Formation Practice Session prior to Aero India 2011
Tejas at INS Hansa in Goa during Sea Level & Weapon Trials in 2010
LCA Tejas LSP-7 Fires Derby BVR Missile
The Missile Achieves Full Operational Capability leading to an important element for FOC of Tejas.
27th April 2018
LCA Tejas LSP-7 (KH-2017) successfully fired a Derby BVR missile from the western coast of the country while taking off from INS Hansa, Goa as a final step towards certifying the BVR. This was a significant trial where the above specified missile will now have the full operational capability
11th April 2018
Major IAF level exercise Gagan Shakti started today in Pokhran, Jaisalmer. This year over 1100 aircrafts have been deployed at their operational locations. This exercise is also unique as LCA Tejas is being deployed at forward bases. During the first phase of the exercise today, all the deployed LCA aircraft participated. The operational efficiency and mission worthiness of these platforms would be put to test in a real time intense exercise environment. A milestone towards ‘Make in India’, LCA will employ Close Combat and Beyond Visual Range Air to Air missiles in a simulated scenario apart from Air to Ground weapons.
Photo Credit: Indian Air Force
24th March 2018
LCA Tejas SP-9 (LA-5009) successfully flew for the first time today taking off at 1033 hrs from HAL Airport in Bengaluru and landing back at 1054 hrs. SP-9 flew for 21 mins with Air. Cmde KA Muthanna (Retd) in the cockpit. This is the Ninth Series Production Aircraft and will be handed over to the No.45 Squadron of the Indian Air Force also called the 'Flying Daggers' after a few production sorties.
SP-9 comes just 11 days after SP-8 flew for the first time on 13th March 2018.