Rajnath Singh Becomes the First Defense Minister to Fly from Tejas

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh flew the indigenous fighter aircraft Tejas in Bangaluru
Rajnath Singh Becomes the First Defense Minister to Fly from Tejas

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh took off from India's indigenous fighter aircraft Tejas in Bangalore. Rajnath remained on the plane for half an hour. During this time he was accompanied by its project director, Vice Air Marshal N. Tiwari. Rajnath Singh is the first Defense Minister to fly in this aircraft. . Earlier on Friday, Tejas had proved his strength. A successful arrest landing of the naval version of this fighter aircraft was carried out.

If we consider the technical characteristics of Tejas, it is revealed that Tejas is a light combat aircraft. Its highest speed is 1.6 Mac. Tejas has a maximum thrust of 9163 kgf covering a range of 2000 km. It has modern features like glass cockpit, helmet mounted display, multi mode radar, composite structure and fly by wire digital system. The jet carries two R-73 air-to-air missiles, two 1000 lbs capacity bombs, a laser designation pod and two drop tanks.

Tejas will be used in both naval and air force armies. It has been built to replace the aging MiG-21 fighter in the Indian Air Force. This is being done under the LCA program. This program was started in the year 1980.

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