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LCA test-fires missile with precision

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Sat, Dec 07, 2013 17:30 hrs

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The Tejas, India's first indigenously designed and developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Saturday achieved yet another milestone by launching an infrared seeking air-to-air missile that hit its target with precision, the defence ministry said.

The test, conducted in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Goa, has taken the aircraft closer to its induction in the Indian Air Force, the miniustry said in a release.

Tejas has been developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation with Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), Bangalore, as the lead laboratory and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited as the production partner.

Tejas has been undergoing weapon release flight tests for its operational clearance.



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