DEFENSE India’s Aeronautical Development Agency is to develop the Tejas Mk. 2 Medium Weight Fighter, an upgraded canard-delta version of the Mk. 1 Light Combat Aircraft that is planned to fly in 2023. The longer, heavier aircraft will carry 85% more payload. India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) is proposing to develop a supersonic trainer, dubbed the SPORT, even though its HTT-40 basic and HJT-36 intermediate jet trainers, five and 14 years behind schedule, respectively, ...

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