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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

LCA Tejas Update

Tejas LCAThe LCA Tejas has completed hot and high & winter trials, including cold soak starting tests of its engine and ensuing flight performance. The success of the January 2015 tests allows the flight team to heave a sigh of relief given that there had been trepidation about full load trials at high altitude.

According to ADA, With three consecutive start-ups of its engine after overnight soak in extreme cold (around -15ÂșC) conditions of Ladakh, that too without any external assistance, Tejas, the Indian Light Combat Aircraft has achieved yet another rare distinction.

Starting the fighter aircraft under such extreme condition without any external assistance or heating is a technology breakthrough.

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