LCA Tejas during the Leh Winter Trials 2013

LCA Tejas during the Leh Winter Trials 2013

From the LCA Tejas Calender 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

First Flight of LCA Tejas SP 1

1st October 2014
The first Tejas Light Combat Aircraft 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, called IOC (initial operational clearance) in December 2013.

Initial Operational Clearance

20th Dec 2013
LCA Tejas inducted into the Indian Air Force
Indian Defence Minister Mr. A.K. Antony today handed over the "Release to Service Document" of the country’s own Light Combat Aircraft to The Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne at the HAL Airport in Bengaluru.
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LCA Tejas at the Iron Fist 2013

The LCA Tejas displayed its capabilities in the exercise, where its lethality, endurance and precision were tested. This was the first demonstration of strength by LCA Tejas after it recently completed weapon trials in preparation for its operational clearance.

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