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Tejas Light Combat Supersonic Fighter

Crew

One

Maiden Flight

April 2007

Designer

Aeronautical Development Agency

Manufacturer

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

Operators

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy

Initial Operating Clearance

January 2011

Service Entry

2016

Number Built

Prototypes: six, LSP aircraft: four

Length

13.2m

Height

4.4m

Wingspan

8.2m

Wing Area

38.4m²

Number of Hardpoints

Eight

Empty Weight

5,450kg

Approximate Take-Off Weight

9,530kg

External Payload

More than 4,000kg

Maximum Take-Off Weight

13,500kg

Prototype Aircraft

1 x GE F404-GE-F2J3 turbofan engine with afterburn

Production Aircraft

1 x GE F404-GE-IN20 turbofan engine, rated at 85kN

Maximum Speed

Mach 1.8 (2,205km/h)

Maximum Altitude

15,200m

Manoeuvrability

+9g to –3.5g

Range

3,000km

Service Ceiling

16,500m

Air-to-Air Missiles

Python 5, Derby, Astra BVRAAM, Vympel R-77 and Vympel R-73

Air-to-Surface Missiles

Kh-59ME TV guided stand-off missile, Kh-59MK laser-guided stand-off missile, anti-ship missile, Kh-35 and Kh-31

Bombs

KAB-1500L laser-guided bombs, FAB-500T dumb bombs, OFAB-250-270 dumb bombs, OFAB-100-120 dumb bombs and RBK-500 cluster bombs

Others

Drop tanks for ferry flight / extended range/loitering time and LITENING targeting pod

Burst Firing Rate

50 rounds a second

Muzzle Velocity

715m/sec

Cockpit Seats

Martin Baker (UK)

Liquid Crystal MFD

Bharath Electronics

Head-Up Display

Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO)

INS

Sagem SIGMA 95N ring

Environmental Control

Spectrum Infotech

Electronic Warfare Suite

Advanced Systems Integration and Evaluation Organisation (ASIEO)

Multimode Radar

Electronics Research and Development Establishment and HAL
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