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 Programme achieves another accomplishment:

19th June 2018

The Tejas programme achieved a rare distinction by completing 4000 Successful Test Flights today. All the flight tests and aircraft instrumentation related activities are planned, coordinated and executed by the National Flight Test Centre, ADA in Bengaluru. NFTC has experienced Indian Air Force and Indian Navy test pilots and flight test engineers along with the scientists and engineers for telemetering the regular test flying activities in real time in an extremely controlled environment.
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Successful Air-to-Air Refuelling of LCA Tejas:

10th September 2018

In a significant achievement and a major step towards Final Operational Clearance (FOC) of LCA Tejas, the mid-air refuelling of ‘wet contact’ trial for LCA Tejas MK-1 was successfully carried out today from an Indian Air Force base. The trial was a part of the Air-to-Air refuelling flight tests conducted by IAF.


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

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