Important Details you should know about Tejas .Tejas is fighter aircraft which is indigenously built in India and its technology belongs to India. It has currently been inducted into Indian Army and Air force to help them during the war. It is one of the lightest aircraft that Indian defence has today. Indian Military services and DRDO has played a very important role in manufacturing of this aircraft. The details of the same are given below and it is useful for the upcoming examination generally that related to the banking. Candidates can learn the details and they can perform better in the examination.
Important details about Tejas
- It is one of the LCA (Light combat aircraft) which has been currently inducted in Indian defence system
- It is first fully built by Indian technology and it useful during wartime
- 1967 : IAF had formed the first operational squadron with the indigenous HF-24 Marut fighter.
- 1984 : The government of India first moved decisively to kick-start the process to build an indigenous aircraft. Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) was set up by the government to develop the programme.
- 1986 : Rs 575 crores were allocated by the then government towards funding the programme. 4th January
- 2001 : The light combat aircraft made its first flight, a milestone in the Indian aviation industry.
- The induction of Tejas comes at an important time when the IAF has wanted to desperately replace it with the ageing fleet of MiG-21, responsible for so many crashes.
- The aircraft is equipped to handle air-to-air missiles, airto-surface missiles, anti-ship missiles, bombs and rockets.
- The aircraft’s structure is composed of 42% carbon fibre composites, 43% aluminium alloy and the remainder titanium alloy
- The aircraft is being developed in single-seat fighter and twinseat trainer variants for the IAF and the Navy.
- Earlier this year, the aircraft participated in its first foreign show at the Bahrain International Air Show 2016 where aircraft enthusiasts compared it to Pakistan’s JF- 17 Thunder, that was produced with the help of China.
- It is considered to be the lightest multi-role supersonic aircraft of its class.
- The aircraft can travel at a maximum speed of 2,205 km/hr for FOC version and 2,000 km/hr for IOC version.
Candidates should appreciate its performance and technology in India.