SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) – Tejas SP-12 (LA-5012 ) completed its maiden flight after taking off from HAL Airport in Bangalore on 28-November-2018 piloted by Gp Capt K K Venugopal (Retd). SP-12 flew for 34 mins and landed back safely.
The LCA Tejas SP-12 is Twelfth Series Production aircraft . Last aircraft SP-11 had completed its first flight on 10 October 2018 Successfully.
SP-12 after few initial production testing sorties will be handed over to No.45 Squadron of the Indian Air Force also called the ‘Flying Daggers’ by end of next month.
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