Monday, August 19, 2013

LCA Tejas July Weapons Trials At Jamnagar

Good to see some action from the Tejas stable. It's been worrying quiet there recently. These photos in from last month's LCA Tejas LSP-7 in weapons trials in Jamnagar, Gujarat, where she dropped some bombs, fired an R-73 and was generally bad-ass. Umm. Sort of. (Full video of the proceedings, here.)

Meanwhile, the Defence Minister told Parliament this month: "Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) have been asked to strictly adhere to the planned schedules for Initial Operational Clearance (IOC-2) by end of 2013 and Final Operational Clearance (FOC) by end of 2014 to ensure timely induction of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) in the Indian Air Force (IAF). Tejas is likely to be inducted in the Indian Air Force soon after the Initial Operational Clearance (IOC-2)."

PHOTOS / ADA

7 comments :

ArkAngel said...

What about radar guided missiles like the R77? What's the news on the radar front?

Anonymous said...

An all weather, day-night fighter.

coolgeek said...

When will DRDO/HAL put the actual roar of an engine as BGM ? These guyz will never learn... The roar of an engine in many ways is akin to an orgasmic cry.... !

Anonymous said...

gotta love those slime lights in first picture,

why IAF is not using them in
SU-30mki.........

Anonymous said...

It is very important to desiegn the MK2 as well as MK3 and drop the rafale altogether as it is going to be very expensive to own and upgrade.The new GE engine can generate easily 110 KN and in war scenarios can generate 128Kn of power.Increase the fuel capacity of six thousand litres and double the size of air intakes. The GE engine has unparalled in power to weight ratio , highest rate of accelaration and high service cieling upto 65 thousand feet if the body is desiegned to withstands those pressure. high time to integrate the new radar and other sensors and have the stealth skin , electronic jammers with RAM paint adding to already small radar signeture of the LCA.One plane can paint and other can shoot making it an outstanding killing machine. The mark 3 should be double engined with internal weapons bay between the two engines and back end like YF 23 as to me it is the most advanced plane desiegn ever. China keeps desiegning it and then they improve on whatever is built.

TIMBAKTOO

Som said...

Concur with TIMBAKTOO

Anonymous said...

What about its electronic warfare suite mayawi? What is the speed of turning radius. Thank god its not crashed or mal functioned.