LCA Tejas Multirole Aircraft

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    Tejas to be stationed at new IAF base in Rajasthan

    India’s self-developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas will be based at the IAF’s brand new forward-operating base at Phalodi in Rajasthan. Medium-lift choppers, Mi-17s will also be stationed at the base which will be 102 km from the India-Pakistan border, said sources.

    Uniquely, the new air base that was inaugurated four days ago is the first forward-operating airbase to be commissioned by the IAF in more than two decades. The first lot of the LCA -- a squadron of 20 aircraft -- is scheduled to be handed over to the IAF in 11 months from now. The second squadron will follow a year later -- both are being built at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) unit at Bangalore. Once handed over to the IAF, the LCA’s first base, briefly, will be at a station in South India, from where the fighters will move in batches to Phalodi, the sources said. Moving planes in small batches is a normal IAF procedure. Phalodi has the capacity to handle other aircraft besides deep penetration radars.

    Defence Minister A K Antony had told Parliament last month that the first lot of the LCA would be delivered in March 2011. The Air Force is likely to accord ‘initial operational clearance’ by the end of this year.

    Phalodi is the sixth IAF base in Rajasthan. It is located almost equidistant from the three existing IAF bases at Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Nal (Bikaner). The IAF has two others bases in Rajasthan -- Suratgarh and Uttarlai (Barmer). Across the border opposite Phalodi are two major Pakistani military bases in Bahawalpur and Rahimyar Khan.

    In the past two decades, the IAF had not commissioned or operationalised a new base as it had focused on improving infrastructure in the existing bases across the country -- some 70 in number. In the past two years, the IAF has reopened defunct advanced landing grounds at Nyoma, Fukche and Daulet Beg Oldie -- all in Ladakh. The forces have a requirement for more than 200 LCA-type aircraft to replace the ageing lot of MiG 21 series of fighters. An additional $ 538.2 million (about Rs 2,500 crore) has been approved by the government for the LCA Phase-II programme. For this, the engines are to be selected soon.

    http://www.tribuneindia.com/2010/20100411/nation.htm#8

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    Hey what about tamil nadu??
     
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    Yes I too want our baby first in my state.
     
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    me too, me too :)
     
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    i heard there will be an airforce base in Tuticorin dist.. i think it may have Tejas. since our main nuclear reactor is nearby...
     
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    LCA Tejas

    LCA TEJAS PICTURES


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    I was not a Tejas fan at the start but when i started to see it in gray paint scheme i fell in love with the beauty.The trainer version is absolutely gorgeous.
     
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    Me too, had the same impression as u had in the Starting, after the grey scheme, it looks stunning beauty and a real killer machine
     
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    LCA is going to stationed in rajasthan due to many reason.the air force need to strengthen their muscles in these forward areas.secondly it is a point defense fighter,or it can be used to escort a strike air craft. this air craft is highly maneuverable(and because of its high thurst to weight ratio). LCA has got high AOA,making it a potent fighter jet.
     
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    First it will be sent to Tamil Nadu only, after couple of months trials they will be sent to Rajasthan in batches, In the mean time new batch of Tejas will be manufactured by HAL & ADA. Its really shows the confidence of Air Force in Tejas that they will be putting the Indigenous jets fighters on prime borders.
     
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    Yes, Airforce is so confident of tejas now, Sukhoi 30 MKI is a front line fighter, but Iam really astonished by Giving LCA tejas the Role of front line, or they would perform well escorting Sukhoi 30 MKI's, Using MKI's as Mini AWACS, LCA tejas and MKI's would be a force to reckon with
     
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    LCA Tejas

    This thread is Dedicated for the discussions on LCA Tejas, please Use This thread to post any updates regarding LCA Tejas...
     
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    ya first it going to stationed in sulur base, only few km from my home
     

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