The Indian Air Force on Friday 1 July 2016 inducted the India’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas. State-run HAL handed over the first two Tejas aircraft to IAF which will make up the ‘Flying Daggers’ 45, the name of the first squad of the LCA.
The home-based LCA is not very behind world class fighter aircraft and has been designed keeping every little aspect in mind, including maneuverability, ability to carry missiles, weight of the aircraft, among other things. In Tejas aircraft in also has many features that make it easier for the pilot to operate the aircraft.
India’s first homegrown LCA(light combat aircraft), which is all set to replace the MiG-21 series, is a result of several years of design and development work by Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) and HAL.
While many have printed the aircraft off, the aircraft performed outstandingly well at the Bahrain International Air Show held in February 2016. Its composites-built airframe and small size enhance its openness features translate into a small sensor signal, making it incredibly difficult to be detected.