HAL Unveils LCA Tejas Full Scale Model

Current Affairs: Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has unveiled the full scale model of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas in Bengaluru’s Minsk Square.

T Suvarna Raju, Chairman and Managing Director, HAL, unveiled the LCA model opposite to HAL Corporate Office.

current affairsEarlier, the Minsk Square housed the model of Ajeet (Gnat) aircraft which was removed due to the metro work in 2009.

Tejas is a single engined, light weight, highly agile, multi-role supersonic fighter. It has quadruplex digital fly-by-wire Flight Control System (FCS) with associated advanced flight control laws.

Extensive use of advanced composites in the airframe gives it a high strength to weight ratio, long fatigue life and low radar signatures. Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) is the project manager for the development of LCA. LCA’s production facilities have been set up at HAL.