Press Esc to close
Thursday 30 October 2014
News updated at 8:32 PM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Tejas takes to the sky for the first time

Bangalore, March 9, 2012, DHNS:

The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas Limited Series Production–7 made its maiden flight on Friday and a delighted team Tejas said all the mission parameters were satisfactory.

During the test flight, performance of the aircraft systems including Multi-mode Radar (MMR), Helmet Mounted Display System (HMDS), Auto-pilot and Instrument Landing System (ILS) were tested to be satisfactory.

The aircraft took off from the HAL airport at 4:27 pm and had a 28-minute flight. This test flight is significant for the programme, as LSP-7 build standard is close to the initial operational clearance (IOC) standard.


For it will be the LSP-7 and LSP-8 aircraft that will be offered to the Indian Air Force (IAF) for user evaluation trials (UET).

“The flight was also significant considering the fact that for the first time Production Test Schedule was used for the first flight of a LSP aircraft in this programme,” DRDO said in a press release.

This is also the first time maiden flight of a prototype was not accompanied by the customary ‘chase’ aircraft, which is an indicator to the level of confidence in the machine.

Group Captain K K Venugopal was at the controls in the cockpit while Wing Commander Kabadwal of the National Flight Test Centre (NFTC) was Test Director in the telemetry.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Devotees offer prayers during Chhath festival celebrations at Galta Kund in Jaipur...

Devotees offer prayers during Chhath festival celebrations at Galta Kund in Jaipur...

Dipika Pallikal in action against Japan's Misaki Kobayashi in finals of JSW-PSA...

Dipika Pallikal in action against Japan's Misaki Kobayashi in finals of JSW-PSA...

Delhi Dynamos FC (orange) and North East United FC (white) players in action during...

Delhi Dynamos FC (orange) and North East United FC (white) players in action during...

President Pranab Mukherjee during the conference of directors of National Institutes...

President Pranab Mukherjee during the conference of directors of National Institutes...

Army personnel take position during a search operation of Lashkar-e-Taiba hideouts...

Army personnel take position during a search operation of Lashkar-e-Taiba hideouts...

Workers build the stage at the Wankhede stadium for the swearing in ceremony...

Workers build the stage at the Wankhede stadium for the swearing in ceremony...

Sri Lankan team during practice session before the match against India A...

Sri Lankan team during practice session before the match against India A...

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan with filmmaker Farah Khan, actors Boman Irani...

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan with filmmaker Farah Khan, actors Boman Irani...

Vehicles ply at Rajpath as fog covers it in New Delhi...

Vehicles ply at Rajpath as fog covers it in New Delhi...

A camel herder stands beside resting camels at the annual cattle fair in Pushkar...

A camel herder stands beside resting camels at the annual cattle fair in Pushkar...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523