India’s Ligh Aircraft Tejas Successfully Test Fires Beyond Visual Range Missile
Indian Defence News: Chandipur-India has successfully tested Tejas, a lightweight, highly agile and single seat fighter aircraft which demonstrated Air-toAir Beyond Visual Range missile firing capability in Chandipur district of Odisha on Friday.
This has been a collaborative effort of five organisations to produce a masterpiece. The LCA Tejas developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, an Indian single-seat, single jet engine, multi-role light fighter was inducted in the Indian Air Force ‘s 45 squadrons ‘Flying Daggers’ in the July last year
Tejas has been aberrant due to its multi-dimensional capability, it has a pure double delta wing configuration (wing root leading edge sweep 50°, outer wing leading edge sweep 62.5° and trailing edge forward sweep 4°), with no tailplanes or canard and a single dorsal fin.
The new jets will make up the ‘Flying Daggers’ 45, the name of the first squadron of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) programme, which began in the 1980s to replace India’s ageing MiG-21 fighters. It integrates technologies such as relaxed static stability, fly-by-wire flight control system, multi-mode radar, integrated digital avionics system, composite material structures, and a flat rated engine.
Its an evolution and technological integration of relaxed static stability, fly-by-wire flight control system, multi-mode radar, composite material structures, integrated digital avionics system and a flat rated system, surely Tejas is the smallest and lightest in its class of contemporary supersonic combat aircraft.
These tests were carried out by a limited series production(LSP) platform, the LSP-4 Tejas fired the BVRAAM missile on a Blastic guided mode, which was guided by Fire Control Radar of the Aircraft.
According to sources, validation of the accuracy of the test is a part of Final Operational Clearance(FOC).