Fully Loaded and Home-Made: India Begins Production of Tejas Fighter Jet

Almost a quarter-century after the project was first conceived, India has begun the production of its own Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) named Tejas. The fighter jet gained Final Operational Clearance (FOC) last month, the Indian Ministry of Defence announced on Monday.

The Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) handed over FOC configuration documents to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited on 31 December 2018, “which is duly cleared by the Centre of Military Airworthiness and Certification (CEMILAC) to go ahead with the production of FOC fighter aircraft.

Accordingly, HAL has taken up the production of LCA, FOC fighter aircraft,” Subhash Bhamre, India’s Minister of State for Defence said on Monday. Read More

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