Bengaluru, Feb 25: India’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas achieved yet another milestone ahead of the Final Operational Clearance (FOC) on Wednesday.
Sources confirmed to Mathrubhumi on Thursday that the Limited Series Production (LSP-3) variant of Tejas had its first flight fitted with the new quartz radome from Cobham.
The flight was piloted by Group Capt Rangachari, a Test Pilot with National Flight Test Centre, Bengaluru.
During a recent visit to the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) Tejas Division in Bengaluru, Mathrubhumi had witnessed the last-minute preparations being undertaken on the LSP-3 fitted with the new radome.
The young team of engineers and technicians from the Tejas Division were seen working on the aircraft for its significant mission.
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