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New Tejas Ready in 2021

New Tejas Ready in 2021 6 October, 2016

India is developing an upgraded version of Tejas aircraft, called Tejas Mark1-A, with an estimated initial production date as 2021. The Tejas Mark1-A is an advanced aircraft, with a better radar, weapons and avionics. Designed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), aircraft utilize General Electric F404-GE-IN20 turbofan engine with an afterburner. The maximum take-off weight of the aircraft is 13,5 tonnes. It will also have a mid-air refuelling probe to enhance its endurance and operational range. Indian Air Force estimates that about 80 Tejas Mark1-As will be ready in 2027. 

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