Is Tejas Mk2 any good?
The Tejas Mk2 is an advanced 4.5 generation aircraft which would be equal and in some cases, superior to the French Rafale. It also shares some properties of the world’s most advanced aircraft such as the F-22 Raptor.
What is the current status of Tejas Mk2?
HAL Tejas Mk2
|Tejas Mark 2/Medium Weight Fighter|
|Design group||Aeronautical Development Agency Aircraft Research and Design Centre (HAL) Defence Research and Development Organisation|
|First flight||2023 (planned)|
|Status||Prototype under construction|
What is difference between Tejas MK1 and Mk2?
LCA Tejas Navy MK2: This is phase 2 of the LCA Navy variant. LCA Tejas Mk-1A: This is an improvement over the LCA Tejas Mk1 with a higher thrust engine (Air Force). LCA Tejas Mk-2: Following the Mk-1A is the Mk-2 which will provide a high degree of manoeuverability.
Why is Tejas single-engine Mk2?
This Chinese workhorse was introduced as an answer to the Russian MiG-29 and the US F-16. The single-engine, light-weight multirole fighter has the capability to perform all-weather operations, and was specifically designed for air-to-air combat, and fulfilling strike missions.
Where is Tejas made?
|Manufacturer||Hindustan Aeronautics Limited|
|Design group||Aeronautical Development Agency Aircraft Research and Design Centre (HAL) Defence Research and Development Organisation National Aerospace Laboratories|
|First flight||4 January 2001|
How many Tejas Mk-2 will IAF buy?
With the Indian Air Force (IAF) placing orders for 123 Tejas fighters and the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) also evaluating the nippy light fighter, the country’s home-grown light combat aircraft (LCA) is evolving from its current, single-engine, Mark 1 avatar to a more sophisticated, twin-engine, fifth-generation …