HAL Tejas MK-2 The New Super Fighter Know the Features and Specifications

Seven Tejas Mk2 squadrons are expected to be fielded in the coming years. Indian Airforce is planning to launch a new Tejas MK-2 fighter plan for the India amid tension with china.

Over 60% of the pre-flight test work has been completed. Progress made so far includes completing the configuration of the cockpit, sensors, antennas, finalizing the drawing release process, sourcing raw materials and assessing their availability, designing various subsystems, finalization of SOPs for the first flight of Mk2.

Tejas MK-2 – Salient Features

  1. MK2 is also a medium-weight delta-wing aircraft
  2. Tejas MK-2 have the ability to carry a payload of 6,500 kg.
  3. Tejas MK-2 will also be outfitted with a multi-sensor data fusion system.
  4. The radar that will guide the MK-2 is called the Uttam AESA and is a ‘Made in India’ product which have the capability of countering enemy electronic warfare (EW) attempts as well. 
  5. The most interesting aspect of the aircraft is an onboard oxygen generation system. For its weapons, the Tejas Mk2 will be equipped with Scalp, Crystal Maze and Spice2000 class heavy weapons.
  6. High-definition touchscreen providing a 50cmx20cm wide area on the dashboard of Tejas.

General characteristics of Tejas MK-2

  1. Crew: One or two
  2. Length: 14.60 m (47 ft 11 in)
  3. Wingspan: 8.50 m (27 ft 11 in)
  4. Height: 4.86 m (15 ft 11 in)
  5. Wing area: 44 m2 (470 sq ft)
  6. Empty weight: 7,850 kg (17,306 lb) (expected)
  7. Gross weight: 11,300 kg (24,912 lb) (expected)
  8. Max takeoff weight: 17,500 kg (38,581 lb) (expected)
  9. Fuel capacity: 3,300 kg (7,300 lb) internal; 3,500 kg (7,700 lb) with drop tank
  10. Payload: 6,500 kg (14,300 lb) external stores

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 2,385.36 km/h (1,482.19 mph, 1,287.99 kn)
  • Maximum speed: Mach 1.8
  • Range: 2,500 km (1,600 mi, 1,300 nmi)
  • Combat range: 1,500 km (930 mi, 810 nmi)
  • Ferry range: 3,500 km (2,200 mi, 1,900 nmi) with 3 external fuel tanks

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