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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Tejas flies in -15ºC in Ladakh

Tejas LCASoaked overnight in extreme cold (around -15oC) weather in Ladakh, light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas' engine required three consecutive start-ups of the engine, but the fighter fought the limitations and flew on Wednesday, achieving another milestone.

"This is a rare distinction. Starting the fighter aircraft under such extreme condition without any external assistance or heating is a technology challenge.

The requirements become further stringent when the starting is to be done three times consecutively with a partially charged battery," Team Tejas said in an official press note.

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