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Tejas light combat aircraft

Country of Origin: India


The Indian Tejas (Sanskrit for "radiance"), also known as the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), is an ambitious project by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) to produce a small, supersonic air-superiority fighter that is also capable of ground-attack missions. The design combines an indigenously developed engine with an airframe made of aluminum-lithium alloys and composite-fiber components; composite materials comprise more than 40 percent of the airframe, including wings, fin and...

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