HAL Tejas World Ranking and Latest News

HAL Tejas World Ranking

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

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 .

Tejas is the second supersonic fighter jet developed by HAL after HAL HF-24 Merut. “Flying Daggers” No.45 squadran which was formed on 1 July 2016 is the first Tejas IAF unit .

HAL Tejas latest news


Hal Tejas Latest News and Specifications:



Length of aircraft 13.2 m
Wing Span of aircraft 8.2 m
Wing Area

38.4 m

Height 4.4 m
Empty Weight

6,560 kg

Gross Weight 9,800 kg
Max. Takeoff Weight

13,300 kg

Payload 3,500 kg
Fuel Capacity

2,458 kg (5,419 lb)

Performance of HAL Tejas :


Max. speed Mach 1.8
Range 850 km (528 mi)

Combat Range

500 km (311 mi)
Ferry Range 1,750 km (1,087mi)
g Limits +8/-3.5
Thrust 0.94


Harpoints :

The aircraft is having a total of 8 hard points which makes it amazingly dangerous.


  • Derby
  • Python
  • R-73
  • Kh-59
  • Anti- radiation missile by DRDO
  • Kh-31
  • Kh-35


  • 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 Engine


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.




  1. It may be good but need to be best by fixing light weight Uttam radar with high range and more powerful engines with light weight & smaller size by calling IIT & ISRO with dry trust-80 KN and after burner 120 kN. TEJAS need to carry Brahmos missile and Nirbhay cruise missiles of lighter version and range. Ferry range must be increased compare to world and should be the best + speed must be increased to 2.5 mach. HAL must increase production to 60 to 70 per year so as to make sale to other countries. Price of aircraft should be low.

    • I agree SALIL RAY that HAL Tejas need a lot of improvements like it should have an advanced radar, more hard points, a more powerful engine but despite all of this India has made a great fighter. I am pretty sure HAL will work on making this fighter a better competitor for all it’s fellow fighters.


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