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LCA Navy  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 11 January 2020
Maiden Flight: 27 April 2012
Total Production: 2
Origin: India
Corporations: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
Parent System: Tejas
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1 July 2016
Maiden Flight: 4 January 2001
Total Production: 346
Family Members: LCA Trainer, LCA(N) Mk1, Tejas, Tejas Mark-1A and Tejas Mark-2
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Description: The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) has been developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to meet the requirements of the Air Force of India as a front-line multi-role fighter through 2020. It features a tailless, single-seat, single-engine, delta-wing configuration for enhanced maneuverability as well as short takeoff and landing. It will be able to accommodate air-to-air and air-to-surface weapons. The LCA weapon system leans on seven hard points, three below each wing and one inner hard point. Each hard point can carry a variety of bombs, missiles, and rocket launchers to perform air-to-air and air-to-surface missions. The aircraft sensors are fully compatible with beyond visual range air-to-air missiles and additionally it can be equipped with electronic warfare payloads and other equipment.

The LCA Navy aircraft is a variant of Tejas/LCA multirole aircraft intended for use aboard aircraft carrier. This aircraft is being designed to operate through ski-jump for taking off operations and arrested landing with the nose drooped for better cockpit vision. Among aerodynamics improvements are fore planes to reduce landing speed. In addition, the fuselage and undercarriage will be strengthened as a result of that the weapons payload will cut to 3,500 kg. The LCA Navy aircraft future remains uncertain due to the recent purchase of Russian Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier along with an undisclosed number of Mig-29K carrier-based multi-role aircraft. In February 2017 the Indian Navy opened a tender for 57 carrier-based jets cancelling thus the development of the navalized version of the Tejas aircraft. Nevertheless, the second prototype was active in August 2018 indicating the Indian Navy interest in its development. As of early 2020, the Indian Navy intention is to use the LCA Navy as technological demonstrator for the LCA(N) Mk1 carrier-based aircraft.

LCA Navy Applications

Fighting Ships Vikrant

LCA Navy Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 1
Height: 4.52 meter (14.8 foot)
Length: 13.2 meter (43 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 23 millimeter
Wingspan: 8.20 meter (26.9 foot)
Ceiling: 15,250 meter (50,033 foot)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 565 mps (2,035 kph)
Empty Weight: 5,500 kilogram (12,125 pound)
Max Takeoff Thrust: 20,200 pound (9,163 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 12,000 kilogram (26,455 pound)
Payload: 3,500 kilogram (7,716 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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LCA Navy News

There are 13 news between
26 Feb 2009 and 15 Jan 2020
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Wednesday, January 15, 2020Indian Navy Tejas Takes Off from the Deck of INS Vikramaditya Aircraft Carrier
Sunday, January 12, 2020Indian Navy to Get Advanced LCA(N) Mk1 Jet by 2026
Saturday, January 11, 2020Indian Navy LCA Jets Lands on Aircraft Carrier for First Time
Monday, September 30, 2019Indian Navy LCA Jet Completes Launch adn Recovery Cycle in a Single Sortie
Friday, September 13, 2019Indian Navy LCA Makes Successful Arrested Landing
Wednesday, February 20, 2019India Showcases BrahMos-NG Anti-Ship Missile
Thursday, August 2, 2018Indian LCA Navy Fighter Successfully Tests Technology Enabling Deck Landing
Sunday, December 21, 2014Indian Navy LCA Fighter Aircraft Successfully Conducts First Ski-Jump
Friday, April 27, 2012Indian Navy LCA Fighter Jet Successfully Performs its Maiden Flight
Tuesday, September 27, 2011Indian Navy's Tejas Shipborne Variant Completes First Engine Ground Run

Operators & Related Equipment


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Defensive Weapons
Astra Mk-2x2
Offensive Weapons
Propulsion Systems
Sensor Systems
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