Hindustan Aeronautics flew first combat ready Tejas LCA

The first Final Operational Clearance (FOC) variant of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas fighter aircraft, the SP21, took to the skies for the first time on Tuesday (March 17), paving the way for 15 more fighters in this class.

Defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), which is working on rolling out the FOC variants of Tejas, is targeting 15 fighters by April 2021. The SP21 was piloted by Air Commodore (retd) KA Muthanna on Tuesday. The aircraft took off at 12.24pm and landed 40 minutes later.

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