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The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is making significant strides in the manufacturing of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas trainer aircraft, These advanced trainer aircraft play a pivotal role in training the next generation of fighter pilots and enhancing the nation’s defense capabilities.
A significant milestone was achieved when LT 5201, the first-ever series production standard LCA Trainer, successfully completed its maiden flight on April 5th, 2023. HAL has completed the work on LT 5202, and a test flight is on the horizon.
Three more of these trainers are set to complete their flight trials by the end of the year. An additional five trainer aircraft are scheduled to undergo ground run and flight trials by March 2024.
HAL’s mission is to manufacture a total of 18 LCA-Tejas Trainer aircraft. To meet this target, the organization has set an ambitious goal of delivering ten trainers in the current financial year. The remaining eight aircraft are slated for delivery in the fiscal year 2024-25.
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