Wednesday, March 18, 2020

India’s FOC standard LCA Tejas conducts maiden flight

India’s first Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas in full operational capability (FOC) standard (SP-21) has conducted its maiden flight.

The fighter jet took-off from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Airport and flew for 40 minutes.

The aircraft remained airborne under the control of retired air commander KA Muthana.

The maiden flight took place in one year after the release of Drawing Applicability List (DAL) and Standard of Preparation (SOP) by the Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification (CEMILAC).

The completion of the first FOC aircraft’s first flight allows the production of the remaining 15 FOC block aircraft.

According to the planned schedule, the fighter jets are expected to be delivered during the next financial year.
18/03/20 Air Force Technology

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