The Indian Air Force’s (IAF) long and frustrating wait to own the home-grown combat fighter might be finally over with the Limited Series Production (LSP-8) version of Tejas completing two crucial engine ground runs (EGR) successfully. An elated Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) chairman Mr R K Tyagi told Express that his boys are working overtime to ensure that the LSP-8 hits the skies soon. Mr Tyagi, who took over the reins of HAL last year, said that LSP-8 would make its maiden flight in February. “The aircraft is almost akin to the series production (SP) standard aircraft. We have upgraded the systems to incorporate the feedback from the ground/flight evaluation teams, who dealt with earlier LSP variants,” Mr Tyagi said.
Source: Indian Express