Trials of upgraded LCA (Light Combat Aircraft) Tejas are conducted in the Pokhran field firing range. The aircraft is being tested on various parameters from the last two days. DRDO and air force officials were present in the range during trials. HAL has introduced new features in the engine of LCA Tejas.
Official sources said, “LCA Tejas Mark-II has better serviceability, faster weapon loading time, enhanced survivability, better electronic warfare suite and radar which significantly enhance its capability. It has air to air and air to ground attack capabilities.”
“Tejas is the first advanced fly-by-wire fighter aircraft designed, developed and manufactured in India. Conceived as a MiG-21 replacement, it has been designed and developed by Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) and produced by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
It is to the credit of its designers, manufacturer, technicians and test crew, that LCA has flown more than 3,000 sorties / 2,000 hours till date without any mishap,” sources said.