, 2022-12-17 18:01:00,
When you think of global military powers, India is a country which is rapidly becoming one of the biggest military powers in the world and is investing in developing its own technology more and more. For many years, India has relied on aircraft from other air arms, such as the British Sea Harrier or the Russian MiG-21 and even the French
Dassault Rafale. That is still true, however it is rapidly investing in aircraft of its own as well.
The first ever Indian military aircraft was the HAL HF-24 Marut, an aircraft that wasn’t the most successful. But the HAL company took the lessons from that aircraft onboard, and in 2001 flew the HAL Tejas for the very first time. The Tejas has become perhaps the most advanced aircraft in service with the Indian Air Force, serving as a multirole light fighter. It is the smallest and lightest in its class of supersonic combat aircraft, and it entered service with the Indian Air Force in January 2015. It’s very quickly become one of the main combat aircraft for India.
The Development Of The Advanced Tejas Fighter
The development of the Tejas can get traced right back to the LCA program of the 1980s. This was India’s effort at replacing its aging fleet of fighters, in particular the Soviet MiG-21s it had on its books. The initial project began in 1986, with the design for the Tejas finalized by 1990. What Hindustan…
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