HAL Tejas Fighter jet is a indegeaneously developed single engine ,delta wing , multirole light fighter aircraft designed by Hindostan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) for IAF and Indian Navy.
HAL Tejas World Ranking
Now let’s talk about HAL Tejas world rankings. Hal Tejas is in the group of top 10 best single engine aircraft in the world. This is a great news for the people of India. A panel of experts also say that the HAL Tejas is better than the Pakistan’s J-F17.
Tejas has better avionics, more advance radar, more hard points and comparatively better built quality than Pakistan’s J-F17 Thunder.
The idea came from LCA program , which came into being in the year 1980. The idea was put forward to replace the old MIG-21 fighter jets .In the year 2003 the LCA program was renamed as “Tejas” by the former Prime Minister of India Mr. Atal Vihari Vajpayee .
Hal Tejas Latest News and Specifications:
|Length of aircraft||13.2 m|
|Wing Span of aircraft||8.2 m|
|Gross Weight||9,800 kg|
|Max. Takeoff Weight||
2,458 kg (5,419 lb)
Performance of HAL Tejas :
|Max. speed||Mach 1.8|
|Range||850 km (528 mi)|
|500 km (311 mi)|
|Ferry Range||1,750 km (1,087mi)|
The aircraft is having a total of 8 hard points which makes it amazingly dangerous.
- Anti- radiation missile by DRDO
- Laser guided bombs
- Glide bombs
- Cluster bombs
HAL Tejas Engine
Tejas uses GTRE GTX-35VS Kaveri engine as developed by Gas Turbine Research Establishment , a lab under DRDO in Bangalore , India .
It is a great progress under the Made In India initiative. Otherwise India has to depend on other countries for the jet engines and hardware parts.
Hal Tejas available Prototypes :
- TD-1 (KH2001) – 4 January 2001
- TD-2 (KH2002) – 6 June 2002
- PV-1 (KH2003) – 25 November 2003
- PV-2 (KH2004) – 1 December 2005
- PV-3 (KH2005) – 1 December 2006
- PV-5 (KH-T2009) – 26 November 2009
- PV-6 (KH-T2010) – 8 November 2014
- NP-1 (KH-T3001) – 27 April 2012
- NP-2 (KH-3002) – 7 February 2015 and many more…..
HAL Tejas is not designed for stealth i.e. it is not having stealth features but because of its small size it is very difficult for the radar system to catch this thunder bird because it is made up of non-radar-reflecting composite material which works as a stealth feature for this aircraft. Countries like Egypt , Sri Lanka , UAE and Singapore have shown interest in buying HAL Tejas fighter jet.
HAL Tejas Review
Well after analysis of the aircraft, I came to a conclusion that this aircraft is a beast. India made a beast namely”HAL Tejas”.
HAL Tejas fighter jet will add new stars on the shoulders of the Indian Airforce.
Despite it is not a stealth aircraft but it makes almost impossible for the radar to detect this aircraft due to it’s speed and small size. Don’t go on it’s small size, it’s very dangerous. According to me it is one of the best single engine aircrafts in the entire world and who knows it may be the best.
So this was all regarding HAL Tejas World Ranking and Latest News.