Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) delivered the twin-seater variant of the LCA Tejas fighter aircraft to the Indian Air Force (IAF) on October 4, 2023, in Bengaluru.
- The LCA Tejas twin-seater is a 4.5-generation, lightweight, all-weather, multi-role aircraft developed indigenously.
- Notable features of the aircraft include static stability, quadruplex fly-by-wire flight control, carefree maneuvering, advanced glass cockpit, integrated digital avionics systems, and advanced composite materials for the airframe.
- The induction of the LCA Tejas into the Indian Air Force represents a significant milestone, making India one of the few elite countries with such operational capabilities in their defense forces.
- MoS Defence Ajay Bhat emphasized that the development of the twin-seater Tejas with advanced features aligns with the “Atma Nirbhar Bharat” (Self-Reliant India) initiative, highlighting India’s indigenous capabilities.
- Air Force Chief Vivek Ram Chaudhari and HAL MD C B Ananthakrishnan were present at the ceremony.
Q.: Which organization handed over the twin-seater variant of the LCA Tejas fighter aircraft to the Indian Air Force?
a. Indian Space Research Cneter (ISRO)
b. Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO)
c. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
d. Indian Ministry of Defense
Answer: c. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)