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LCA Tejas all set for induction
September 19, 2006 13:32 IST
The Indian Air Force is all set to induct the indigenously developed Light Combat Fighter Aircraft Tejas by 2007, former project director Dr Kota Harinarayana said on Tuesday.
Talking to UNI on the sidelines of a conference of Project Management Practitioners organised by the Bangalore Chamber of Industries and Commerce, he said initially 28 aircraft, including eight serial production and 20 firm orders from IAF, would be inducted.
They would have the GE404 engines. Tejas would be fitted with indigenous Kaveri engine in five years, he added.
He said Tejas would enhance the air superiority of the country.
The project is linked with the larger interest of the national security, he added.
He said that the LCA programme was envisaged to replace the MIG aircraft and expressed confidence that the Tejas would be a contemporary fighter for the next 30 years.