Development Phase
Tejas is a single engined, light weight, highly agile, multi-role supersonic fighter. It has quadruplex digital fly-by-wire Flight Control System (FCS) with associated advanced flight control laws. The aircraft with delta wing is designed for ‘air combat’ and ‘offensive air support’ with ‘reconnaissance’ and ‘anti-ship’ as its secondary roles. Extensive use of advanced composites in the airframe gives a high strength to weight ratio, long fatigue life and low radar signatures. Aeronautical Development Agency is the designated project manager for the development of LCA.
Specification Measurement
Length 13.2 m
Span 8.2 m
Height 4.4 m
Max Take of Weight 13.5 t
Payload 5.3 t
Speed 1.6 M
Radius of Action 300 km
Takeoff distance 1700 m
Landing distance 1300 m
Service Ceiling 16 km
Power Plant
  • GE 404F2/J-IN20 (1 in no.) (General Electric)
  • Turbofan engine
  • Max. Thrust : 5618 kgf