SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG.
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will hand over the first batch of LCA-Tejas Trainer aircraft to the Indian Air Force (IAF) by end of next month or in early March as per the delivery schedule agreed upon.
Four Tejas Mk1 Trainers are at the advanced stages of flight certification and soon this aircraft will be handed over to the Indian Air Force. The addition of the Tejas Mk1 Trainers will come as a boost to the training schedule of the pilots that are being trained for new Squadrons that are being formed for the intake of 73 Tejas Mk1A fighter jets that are on orders.
HAL has orders for 18 Tejas Mk1 Trainers that will be delivered over the next year before two Tejas Mk1A are delivered to the IAF in March 2024.
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