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Air Force's 18th squadron ready with fourth generation Tejas jets

The No.18 Squadron will be the second one to have the home-made Tejas, after the 45 Squadron based here

Ghaziabad: IAF aircraft 'Tejas' performs during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase, in Ghaziabad, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma) (
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Tejas is equipped with fly-by-wire flight control system, integrated digital avionics and multimode radar, while its structure is made of composite material

Agencies Coimbatore
The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday operationalised its no.18 Squadron, the "Flying Bullets", at Sulur near Coimbatore, equipping it with the fourth generation Mk1 LCA (Light Combat Aircraft) Tejas.

The indigenous tailless compound delta wing aircraft was inducted at an official ceremony in the presence of Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria at the Sulur Air Force Station, news agency PTI reported.

The No.18 Squadron will be the second one to have the home-made Tejas, after the 45 Squadron based here.

An all-faith prayer was held and a coconut broken to mark the induction of Tejas today.

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First Published: May 27 2020 | 2:36 PM IST

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