Though the Tejas Mk1 MRCA will fully certified as an operational platform only by 2016, as it exists today, the MRCA’s tandem-seat operational conversion trainer variant is probably the best available lead-in fighter trainer (LIFT) with significant export prospects.
The slide below shows the various external add-on sensors, target acquisition/designation systems and dissimilar air combat training aids that will make the Tejas Mk1 a truly potent MRCA.
The slide below shows the lightweight precision-guided munitions available for the Tejas Mk1.
The slide below shows the PGMs and sensors/fire-control systems for the Tejas Mk1 in the defensive counter-air mission configuration.
The slide below shows the Tejas Mk1 in the tactical interdiction mission configuration.
Finally, the slide below shows the Tejas Mk1 in the battlefield interdiction (close air-support) mission configuration.
Multiple Ejector-Rack Options Available