Tejas MK II is ready for trials, will come out soon once the final review done.
In a recent interview by Dr. Anantha Krishnan (Tarmak) with dr. Kota said, ” Tejas mk2 is ready should come out once the final review done and will replace Mirage-2000, MiG-29 and Jaguar fighter aircraft”.
The LCA Mk-2 is a replacement for the Mirage 2000, MiG-29, and Jaguar class of aircraft, “which is much bigger, and it has got a bigger engine also” and can carry more than 6.5 tonnes of payload. “It’s a much more capable aircraft, but what is important is that the technology is already developed in LCA. That is why this is something targeted very fast,”. The roll-out is planned for 2022 and first flight by 2023 and production of the Mk-2 version by 2026.
Tejas Mk-2 is single-engine aircraft designed by India’s Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). The Tejas jet has been touted as one of four leading light combat aircraft (LCA) in the world today, according to a latest research report.