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)."


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