As expected, the Tejas for the Indian Navy will make the first flight before the end of 2010. The adoption of the aircraft on armament scheduled for 2015 year. First flight single version of the aircraft will take place in 2011, and the adoption by the armament — four years later.
Previously, it was clear that the Government of India has decided to extend the development of programs from Tejas to 31 December 2018. This means that the establishment and withdrawal of the aircraft in a batch creation will take more than 35 years — the project Tejas was founded in India in 1983 as a substitute for obsolete Russian MiG-21 fighters.
At the current time in India conducted tests of single-seat fighter Tejas for the Air Force, which is to be adopted in December 2012, almost 17 years later than originally planned. HAL has already handed over 20 Indian Air Force aircraft for testing, after which may be granted to an embodiment of flights. In total, the Indian Air Force to get 200 fighter Tejas.
Tejas is capable of speeds up to 1.9 thousand kilometers per hour, and its flight range is about 2-thousand kilometers. Fighter armed with 23-millimeter cannon, also has eight suspension points for the Rockets, "air", "air-to-ground," and corrected svobodnopadayuschih bombs.