- India’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas has received the final operational clearance (FOC) from military aviation regulator for induction into the Indian Air Force (IAF) as a weaponised fighter jet.
- The LCA Tejas is an Indian single-seat, single-jet engine, multi-role light fighter.Its design is highly manoeuvrable, with a tailless, compound delta wing configuration.
- It came from the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) programme, which began in the 1980s to replace India’s ageing MiG-21 fighters.Later, the LCA was officially named “Tejas”, meaning “Radiant” by the then Prime Minister.It is the smallest and lightest in its class of contemporary supersonic combat aircraft.
- It is designed by the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) and developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Air Force and Navy
- This indigenously produced will reduce the monetary constrains, and provide more efficiency to Indian Defence.
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