LCA Tejas is a 4.5 generation, all weather and multi-role fighter aircraft. The aircraft is designed to be a multi-role aircraft capable of taking up offensive air support, close combat and ground attack role at ease. It is also designed to undertake Ground Maritime Operations.
The different variants of aircraft under production and development are:
• Single seater fighter for Air Force
• Single seater fighter for Navy
• Twin Seater trainer aircraft for Air Force
• Twin Seater trainer version for Navy
Further LCA Mk1A is the most advanced version of the LCA Tejas. It is equipped with AESA Radar, EW suite consisting of radar warning and self-protection jamming, Digital Map Generator (DMG), Smart Multi-function Displays (SMFD), Combined Interrogator and Transponder (CIT), Advanced Radio Altimeter and other advances features. The technical specifications of the aircraft are tabulated below:
The key characteristics of LCA are:
· Smallest & lightest aircraft in its class
Dimensionally smallest which is coupled with Extensive use of composite structure to make the aircraft lighter
· Excellent flight safety record
Remarkable achievement of accident free flying.
· Compound Tail-Less Delta
Increases the capacity to carry wider range of weapons like Bombs, Missiles etc
· In Flight Refueling (IFR) Probe
Enhances range during mission undertaken. IFR capability has been proven for day and night operations.
· Open Architecture based Mission Computer
Indigenously designed which provides interoperability, scalability and portability
· Quadruplex-Redundant Fly-By-Wire
Fully redundant quadruplex digital fly-by-wire flight control system to ease handling by the pilot
· AESA RADAR
Electronically Scanned Array RADAR with low probability of interception.
· Variety of Weapons
LCA-Tejas is having 9 hard points and is capable to fire variety of weapons like Long Range BVR & WVR missiles, Bombs etc. with required precision and accuracy.
Other Products: Apart from the production of LCA-Tejas Aircraft, Division is also engaged with production of all the support equipment such as Tools, Testers, Ground Handling Equipment including Maintenance Simulators of different types.