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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1 July 2016
Maiden Flight: 4 January 2001
Total Production: 200
Also Known As: LCA, Tejas Mk I, Tejas Mk IA and Tejas Mk II
Origin: India
Corporations: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
Parent System: Tejas
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1 July 2016
Maiden Flight: 4 January 2001
Total Production: 220
Family Members: LCA Navy and LCA Trainer
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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 will replace aging Mig-21s in the Indian Air Force, and eventually Jaguars and Mirage 2000s. Initial operational capability was planned for 2002, but 2006 seems to be more likely. The Indian Air Force and Indian Navy plan to procure up to 200 single-seat LCAs to replace Mig-21s fleet. As of March 2007, the Indian Air Force had ordered a first batch of 20 Tejas and the aircraft was still undergoing initial operational clearance tests.

Tejas Specifications

Crew: 1
Number of Engines: 1
Height: 4.40 meter (14.4 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: 4,000 kilogram (8,818 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Tejas News

There are 24 news between
5 Feb 2004 and 16 Oct 2017
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Monday, October 16, 2017Thales AESA Radar for the Indian Air Force Tejas Successfully Completes Flight Tests
Friday, September 15, 2017India Conducts First Live Fire of Astra Mk-1 BVR Air to Air Missile
Monday, August 7, 2017Indian Air Force to Perform First Flight of Jaguar Aircraft Equipped with AESA Radar
Friday, July 14, 2017Indian Air Force Fighter Jets to Get I-Derby ER Air-to-Air Missiles
Friday, May 12, 2017Indian Air Force Tejas Successfully Fires Derby Air-to-Air Missile
Saturday, April 8, 2017India Might Buy 16 MiG-29Ns from Malaysia
Wednesday, February 15, 2017India to Increase Production of Tejas Fighter Aircraft by 16 per Year
Wednesday, December 28, 2016India to Unveil Tejas Mk II in 2019
Friday, July 1, 2016Tejas Lightweight Multirole Fighter Enters Service with Indian Air Force
Tuesday, May 17, 2016Indian Air Force to Get Combat Ready Tejas by 2018

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