Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)-Mk2
According to certain sources from Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), the configuration for the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)-Mk2 has been frozen and steel cutting is expected to begin soon.
Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)
- The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) program was started with the intention to replace the ageing Mig 21 fighter planes.
- Design : Aeronautical Development Agency, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
- Manufactured by: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
- It is a light, small and tailless multi-role supersonic fighter aircraft.
- The LCA is designed to operate air-to-air, air-to-surface, precision-guided, weapons.
- It is capable of Air-to-air refueling.
- Up to payload 3,500 kg capacity.
- Maximum speed: Mach 1.8.
- Range: 3,000km
Variants of Tejas:
- Tejas Trainer
- LCA Navy
- LCA Tejas Navy MK2
- LCA Tejas Mk-1A
- Enhanced range and endurance
- Onboard oxygen generation system
- 1,350 mm longer
- Max. payload: 6,500 kg
Aeronautical Development Agency
- It is a Society under the Department of Defence Research and Development, Ministry of Defence.
- Objective: To undertake, aid, promote, guide, manage, co-ordinate and execute research in aeronautical science, design and development of various types of aircraft and rotorcraft.
- It was entrusted with the design and development of a multirole Light Combat Aircraft.