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US Air Force chief flies 'Made in India' Tejas aircraft in Rajasthan

The indigenous LCA is a single-seat, single-jet engine, multirole light fighter

IANS  |  Jodhpur 

US Air Force chief flies 'Made in India' Tejas aircraft in Rajasthan
General David.L.Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the US Air Force, flew a sortie in LCA Tejas aircraft at Air Force Station in Jodhpur. Photo: ANI

The Chief of US Air Force, General David L Goldfein, flew a sortie in the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft on Saturday at the IAF station in Jodhpur.

Goldfein arrived in India on Thursday, on a visit to boost defence ties between the two nations.

In November last year, the Ng Eng Hen was flown in a fighter jet.

The indigenous LCA is a single-seat, single-jet engine, multirole light fighter.

Indigenously developed by the Aeronautical Development Agency, and produced by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Tejas, as a fourth generation aircraft, can fly at 1,350 km per hour, with a payload capacity of 4,000 kg.

First Published: Sat, February 03 2018. 14:37 IST
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