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Tejas Light Combat Aircraft

Crew

1 (LCA navy)<br />2 (LCA trainer)

Manufacturer

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)

Maiden flight

June 2008

Length

13.2m

Wingspan

8.2m

Height

4.4m

Maximum Take-Off Weight

12,500kg

External Loaded Weight

35,00kg

Maximum Speed

Mach 1.8

Range

2,000km

Service Ceiling

15,000m

Powerplant

1 &#215; General Electric F404-GE-IN20 turbofan

Dry Thrust

53.9kN

Thrust with Afterburn

85kN

Missiles

Astra BVRAAM, Vympel R-77 and R-73 air-to-air missiles<br /> Kh-59ME TV guided and Kh-59MK Laser guided standoff air-to-surface missiles

Guns

1 &#215; 23mm twin-barrel GSh-23 cannon (220 rounds)

Others

Unguided rockets, conventional / retarded bombs
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