The Air-to-Air refueling capability for LCA is a “force multiplier” for the @IAF_MCC, giving the aircraft the potential to stay airborne for much longer periods of time. @nsitharaman @DRDO_India @HALHQBLR @SpokespersonMoD pic.twitter.com/EgmnUICp6Q— Raksha Mantri (@DefenceMinIndia) September 10, 2018
Indian Air Force conducted the mid-air refuelling of ‘wet contact’ trial for LCA Tejas MK-1. It was a part of the Air-to-Air refuelling flight tests.
The Air-to-Air refuelling capability for LCA is a ‘force multiplier’ for the IAF, giving the aircraft the potential to stay airborne for much longer periods of time, DRDO said in a statement.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has complimented DRDO-ADA, IAF, HAL and other agencies involved in the mission.