Fresh troubles are delaying India's Tejas Light Combat Aircraft program, with final operational clearance slipping by more than a year to December 2014. Testing challenges and performance-parameter issues have delayed flight trials, operational envelope expansion and certification, leading to the Indian air force (IAF) reluctantly agreeing to a 12-month slip in declaring the aircraft fully operational. The IAF is viewing this as a setback to timely delivery of production-series ...

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