Specifications for the
HAL Tejas LCA (Light Combat Aircraft)
Multirole Fighter Aircraft
Focus Model: HAL Tejas LCA
Country of Origin: India
Manufacturer: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited - India
Initial Year of Service: 2015
Production Total: 28
Length: 43.31 ft (13.2 m)
Width: 26.90 ft (8.20 m)
Height: 14.44ft (4.40 m)
Weight (Empty): 12,522 lb (5,680 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 29,762 lb (13,500 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x General Electric F404-GE-IN20 afterburning turbofan engine developing 19,000 lb thrust.
Maximum Speed: 1,476 mph (2,376 kmh; 1,283 kts)
Maximum Range: 1,864 miles (3,000 km)
Service Ceiling: 54,134 ft (16,500 m; 10.3 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 0 feet-per-minute (0 m/min)
1 x 23mm GSh-23 twin-barrel internal cannon.
Air-to-air, air-to-surface, laser-guided and conventional drop/launch ordnance as needed. External fuel and LITENING targeting pod can replace some weapon systems at certain hardpoints.
"Tejas" - Base Series Name
TD-1 - Technology Demonstrator
TD-2 - Technology Demonstrator
PV-1 - Prototype
PV-2 - Prototype
PV-3 - Prototype; basis of first production version.
PV-4 - Proposed naval version; becoming second production version.
PV-5 - Dual Fighter-Trainer Platform
NP-1 - Naval Two-Seat Variant
NP-2 - Naval Single-Seat Variant
LSP-1 - Limited Series Production Model
LSP-2 - Limited Series Production Model; fitted with 1 x GE-404-IN20 series turbofan engine.
LSP-3 - Limited Series Production Model; fitted with Hybrid MMR radar system.
LSP-4 - Limited Series Production Model; Indian Air Force standard; fitted with MMR radar system, IFF and Countermeasure Dispensing System.
LSP-5 - Limited Series Production Model; fitted with all sensors and auto-pilot system.
LSP-6 - Limited Series Production Model; test platform.
LSP-7 - Limited Series Production Model; evaluation model for IAF.
LSP-8 - Limited Series Production Model; evaluation model for IAF.
Tejas Trainer - Proposed Two-Seat Trainer Conversion Model based on production single-seat version.
Tejas Navy - Proposed Navalized single-seat Tejas; reinforced airframe and undercarriage; revised downward-sloped nose for improved ground visibility.
Tejas Mk 2 - Proposed refined Tejas single-seat fighter; fitting more powerful GE F414 engine; revised aerodynamic qualities.