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Foreign Light Fighters Will Kill Indigenous Tejas

Off late there has been misplaced and exaggerated case (or even outright propaganda against Tejas) to acquire foreign light fighter which needs to be countered. First it was lack of capability (“Tejas cannot fly far or cannot carry enough or takes too long to prepare”), then it is lack of …

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HAL finalises major plan to speed up aircraft production

In a bid to speed up defence indigenisation, the Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has finalised a major plan to manufacture nearly 1,000 military helicopters and over a hundred planes. HAL Chairman and Managing Director T Suvarna Raju said the company has also ramped up …

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India’s Unmanned Fighter Jet Of The Future

India has started work developing an unmanned combat version of the made-in-India Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). According to the Economic Times (ET), a task group has been constituted to study how to convert the fighter for a futuristic role and work has already started on the project. Aircraft manufacturer …

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Western arms contractors worried over success of Indian Tejas Jet

Leading defence and aeronautical firms of the West are reportedly worried over the success of the Tejas Trainer Jet, especially as India is expected to bag the first contracts for the trainer jet from Sri Lanka and Egypt. The Tejas, Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) is a supersonic, single-seat, single-engine multirole …

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Saab roped in to assist Tejas MK1 A

Swedish defense firm Saab requested to assist in the LCA program, to resolve the problems in the Tejas and to produce upgraded variant of Tejas called MK 1 A. IAF already orderd 20 Tejas from HAL, which has no real fighting capability nor any guided launching capability. IAF looks for …

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