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Tejas  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1 July 2016
Maiden Flight: 4 January 2001
Total Production: 40
Also Known As: LCA and Tejas Mk I
Origin: India
Corporations: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
Parent System: Tejas
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1 July 2016
Maiden Flight: 4 January 2001
Total Production: 248
Family Members: LCA Navy, LCA Trainer, 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 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. The first order for 20 Mk 1 aircraft was placed in 2006. A second order for another 20 Mk1 jets expected in 2018. A third order for 83 Mk1A is in the works to be signed before 2020. Another order for 105 Mk 2 jets is expected to follow after 2025.

Tejas Specifications

Crew: 1
Number of Engines: 1
Dimensions
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)
Performance
Ceiling: 15,250 meter (50,033 foot)
Speed
Top Speed at High Altitude: 565 mps (2,035 kph)
Weight
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 23 news between
5 Feb 2004 and 5 Mar 2018
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Monday, March 5, 2018India to Boost Development of Tejas Variants
Thursday, December 21, 2017India Launches Procurement Program for 83 Tejas Mark-1A Combat Aircraft
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
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

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
India40
YearHoldings
2024123
2022200
201820planned as of July 2016
Dec 20176
Jul 20162

Grand Total 401
Defensive Weapons
Astrax2
Astra Mk-2x2
I-Derby
I-Derby ER
R-73
Propulsion Systems
F404-GE-IN20x1
F414-GE-INS6x1
Kaverix1
Sensor Systems
EL/M-2032x1
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