Tejas, a supersonic fighter plane, indigenously developed by various government and semi government organizations in India, has finally became operational. Two Tejas fighter planes had been inducted into the Indian Air Force, to be followed by several more such aircraft in next few years.
Undoubtedly, it is mile stone in the history of Indian defense and technological capabilities, coming after the successful launch of GSLV rocket that placed a large satellite in the geo-stationary orbit recently. Hearty congratulations to our scientists, technocrats, and other teams that worked on making the project a success. Another feather in the PM Modi’s cap, a hard working prime minister that India is fortunate to have.
A fighter aircraft such as Tejas, include several electronic gadgets, most of which have been indigenously developed by DRDO (A short form for Defense Research and Development Organization), HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited), NAL (National Aeronautics Limited) and others. The capabilities include the following:
- Maximum speed of 2,205km/hour and at maximum altitude of 15,200m. The range of the aircraft is 3,000km.
- Weighs approximately 5,450kg, with a maximum take-off weight of 13,500kg.
- Uses General Electric 85kN turbofan engine
- A multi-mode radar that was jointly developed by DRDO and HAL
- AIr-to-air missiles, AIr-to-ground missiles, anti-ship missiles, anti-aircraft guns, and mid-air refueling,
- Electornic airfare suite, and others.
Wish DRDO, HAL, NAL, and all others every success in their endeavour in making India self-reliant.