- Mar 5, 2019
It was always like that. There is no mk1a that will do first flight before 2024. Tejas sp-24 will be used to test mk1a components. The first proper mk1a to be delivered after 3 years from signing the contractI saw a video saying that Tejas MK1A flight is already conducted on one existing Tejas MK1 with new changes.
It says the new prototype for MK1A was never planned, it was always about making changes to the existing one and using that as a test bed.
FOC Standard with serial number 26 is currently being used as a test bed.
here is the video on the exact timestamp.