Aeronautical Development Agency

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Aeronautical Development Agency
Agency overview
Formed 1984; 30 years ago (1984)
Headquarters Vimanapura, Dodda Nekkundi, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Agency executive Avinash Chander
Website ada.gov.in

The Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) of India's Ministry of Defence was established at Bangalore, in 1984 to oversee the development of the nation's Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) programme. Currently, P S Subramanyam is the Director,ADA

Airframe[edit]

HAL-Tejas uses as high as 45 percent composite in its airframe. Composite structure owe their lightweight characteristics to the designer freedom to place the load carrying material only where it is required.This is achieved by using lightweight, high-strength fibers embedded in a design matrix which can be oriented during the manufacturing process to suit the designers requirements.

Facilities[edit]

  • ASMS
  • Cockpit Environment Facility
  • Computing Center
  • Iron Bird
  • LCA Hangar
  • Lightning Test Facility
  • Virtual Reality
  • Wind Tunnel Testing Facility

Software development[edit]

ADA has established advanced state of the art computing center with several powerful equipments and software. ADA has developed specialized software in the fields of computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided engineering (CAE), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), avionics, systems, independent validation and verification, flight simulation. The spin-off benefits of the research and development is realized with help of commercial partnership with leading multi-national companies such as Boeing, Airbus, IBM, Dassault Systèmes, Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC). The following are some of the software developed for the LCA-Tejas development programme.

  • Autolay
  • CADTRANS
  • FINESSE
  • FINEGRAF
  • GITA
  • PRANA

Successful flights[edit]

By 26 April 2012, LCA Tejas has completed 1837 Test Flights successfully.

By 12 July 2012, LCA Tejas has completed 1941 Test Flights successfully.

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