Sunday, January 9, 2011

Tejas inducted in IAF

India's first locally designed and manufactured Light Combat Aircraft 'Tejas' is formally inducted into the Indian Air Force (IAF) at a ceremony in Bangalore. Tejas was handed over to the Indian Air Force on Monday for what is called an initial operational clearance.

IAF has already placed orders with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for 40 aircrafts, which is seen as a replacement for the MIG 21's.

The multi-role supersonic aircraft have undergone a series of tests. Tejas has completed all test points for low level flights, off the coast of Goa.

It has also conducted operations in the extreme climate of Leh and operated from an IAF air base in the South Western Air Command.

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