From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:
Prelims level: LCA Tejas, DRDO
Mains level: Make in India & Defense sector
- The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas successfully fired Derby Air-to-Air beyond Visual Range Missile to expand the firing envelope as well as to demonstrate safe operation of the aircraft during missile plume ingestion into the aircraft engine under worst case scenarios.
- LCA Tejas has been designed & developed by DRDO’s autonomous society – Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA).
- Integration of Derby, a BVR class missile is one of the major objectives of Final Operational Clearance (FOC) of LCA Tejas.