Which of the following is the first indigenously built light combat aircraft?

Question: Which of the following is the first indigenously built light combat aircraft?

A   MiG-21

B   Sukhoi Su-30

C  HAL Tejas

D  Dassault Rafale

Answer:  HAL Tejas

 

Aspect Description
Name HAL Tejas
Role Multi-role fighter aircraft
Manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
Designer/Developer Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA)
First Flight January 4, 2001
Introduction Initial operational clearance in 2013
Variants ·        Tejas Mk1

·        Tejas Mk1A

·        Tejas Mk2

Primary Users ·        Indian Air Force (IAF)

·        Indian Navy (IN)

Dimensions
Length

Wingspan

Height

43.31 feet

26.90 fee

14.44 feet

Weight
Empty

Maximum Takeoff

6,560 kg

13,500 kg

Maximum Speed Mach 1.6 (1,370 km/h or 851 mph)
Range 745 miles
Glass Cockpit Equipped with modern avionics and digital displays
Payload Up to 3,500 kg of ordnance and fuel
Notable Features Fly-by-wire control system
Export Potential Marketed for potential export to other countries