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Can Tejas take on F 16?

“As long as the air force brass are assured they’ll get sufficient numbers of modern battle-tested F-16s – or any other modern foreign fighter – they may not care what happens to the Tejas.”

Can Tejas take on F 16?

“As long as the air force brass are assured they’ll get sufficient numbers of modern battle-tested F-16s – or any other modern foreign fighter – they may not care what happens to the Tejas.”

Is Tejas better than JF-17?

The HAL Tejas is both faster, lighter than the JF-17 and has a more powerful engine too. The payload carrying capacity is more than the JF-17 too. The HAL Tejas is also modified to use for Naval forces and can take-off and do arrested landing on aircraft carriers, as recently demonstrated by HAL and Indian Navy.

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Can Tejas carry nuclear weapons?

Tejas weapon systems The choice of three hardpoints under each wing and one under the fuselage allow the aircraft to carry a range of missiles, bombs and rockets. The air-to-air missiles include Astra BVRAAM, Vympel R-77 and R-73.

Which country will buy Tejas?

HAL is looking at setting up logistics facilities in Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Sri Lanka to woo the countries to buy Tejas and military helicopters. This is because having logistics facilities is key to selling the products and ensuring after-sales services.

Is Tejas a failure?

According to him, there are 10 main reasons why Tejas failed to impress even the Indian Air Force (IAF) in its combat performance. (1) Tejas has a very small set of weapons integrated with it, mostly Indian and some Western. India has no such Veto.

Is Tejas a good fighter?

Tejas Mk 1A is built as a supersonic fighter at all altitudes for air combat, with the ability to carry a payload of 3,500 kg, and is best suited for offensive air support. According to HAL, the fighter has been built with the capability to fire BVR missiles such as Derby, which already arms the current Tejas itself.

Is MIG-21 better than f16?

The MiG-21 is a third-generation supersonic jet fighter and interceptor aircraft, which was introduced into the Soviet military in 1959. Obviously, the F-16 has much more advanced characteristics, including a combat radius of 547 km, compared to 370 km of MiG-21.

Is LCA Tejas a good fighter?

US Media Calls India’s LCA Tejas ‘Much More Reliable’ Than Chinese Fighter Jets. India’s homegrown fourth-generation Tejas MK1A fighter jets are believed to be more reliable than Chinese combat aircraft, according to a report by US Magazine.

Is f35 better than f22?

The F-35, with its air-to-ground combat design, is not designed for breakaway speed. It has a top speed of 1.60 Mach, and less maneuverability than the F-22 in dogfight scenarios. It climbs at a rate of 62,000 feet per minute whereas the F-35 climbs at 45,000 feet per minute.”

Can a MiG 21 defeat f16?

AMRAAM missiles can only be fired by F-16s in the PAF inventory. Both the IACCS (Integrated Air Command & Control System) and the Phalcon AWACS registered the radar signature of one MiG-21, piloted by Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, cross the Line of Control and engage an F-16 with a R-73 missile.

Is Tejas better than MIG-21?

Tejas has got the better of Mig-21 here as a higher Thrust-to-Weight Ratio gives a better climb rate to the aircraft. The Wing Loading of Mig-21 is 452.2 kg/m² while that of Tejas is 255.2 kg/m² which makes Tejas more manoeuvrable in Combat than Mig-21 owing to its lower Wing Loading.