SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) – Tejas SP-14 (LA-5014 ) completed its maiden flight after taking off from HAL Airport in Bangalore on 20-January-2019 piloted by Gp Capt K K Venugopal (Retd). SP-14 flew for 32 mins and landed back safely.
The LCA Tejas SP-14 is fourteen Series Production aircraft. Last aircraft SP-12 had completed its first flight on 28-November-2018 Successfully. SP-13 which is assembled at the second LCA-Tejas production line is also ready and will be conducting its first flight in a week.
SP-14 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. Last month SP-12 was handed over to No.45 Squadron.
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