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Thursday, March 24, 2016

HAL on mission mode to ramp up Tejas production

LCA-Tejas Division GM V Sridharan.
Bengaluru, March 24: Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) is sparing no efforts to ensure that the series production at its LCA-Tejas Division in Bengaluru picks up momentum. Often at the receiving end for poor production schedules, HAL officials are now determined to plug the loopholes that dented their image.
During a facility visit to Tejas Division recently, OneIndia was witness to the shift in HAL’s work philosophies.  The state-of-the-art hangar was abuzz with activities. The jigs were getting loaded with plane parts. Majority of employees are now working from morning 7 am to 9 pm, which General Manager V Sridharan terms it as a ‘voluntary effort.’
A team of young designers and engineers were seen working hand in hand with support staff at the shop floor to ensure that the Indian Air Force (IAF) got the required fighters to form the first Tejas Squadron in Bengaluru.
* Components for SP-3 to SP-8 get on to the jigs
* Our actions will speak now: Sridharan
Most modules getting outsourced
Raju says young team will do wonders
Read the full report, here: http://bit.ly/1MDNNqS

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Tejas not singled out during post-Iron Fist briefing: IAF

Bengaluru, March 23: The Indian Air Force (IAF) clarified that it never portrayed India’s home-grown fighter jet Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas in ‘poor light’ after a section of media reported on a probe into ‘failed bombing missions’ during Iron Fist exercise held in Pokhran ranges recently. 
The IAF also clarified that its post-Iron Fist briefing did not single out Tejas, instead presented an overall review of the Fire Power Demonstration (FPD) held on March 18. 
The negative publicity for Tejas, which is on course towards fulfilling the Final Operational Clearance (FOC), is said to have caught the attention of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday, who was chairing a top-level review meeting on the fighter programme in Delhi. 
* Missed target figures in Tejas review meeting 
* 106 bombs hit targets, only 2 malfunctioned 
* Only Jaguar LGB had a clean strike 
* Everything can’t be spectacular; it’s not a movie 
* Lack of awareness on fighter’s abilities 
Full report, here: http://bit.ly/1PqOAva

Saturday, March 19, 2016

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