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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) chief has announced a significant design feature of the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft – a cockpit tailored to fit 90% of Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots.

This design prioritizes pilot comfort and ergonomics. The cockpit adheres to anthropometric requirements, ensuring a suitable fit for pilots within the 5th to 95th percentile range. This translates to a more comfortable and efficient flying experience for a vast majority of IAF pilots.

A well-designed cockpit plays a crucial role in pilot performance. A comfortable and optimized fit minimizes fatigue and allows pilots to focus entirely on the mission at hand. This can significantly enhance their effectiveness during sorties.

The Tejas program prioritizes pilot-centric design principles. The tailored cockpit exemplifies this focus, ensuring that the aircraft becomes an extension of the pilot’s will, maximizing their capabilities and achieving optimal mission outcomes.

HAL’s commitment to pilot comfort is a noteworthy step forward for the Tejas program. This focus on ergonomics ensures that the LCA remains a highly capable and pilot-centric platform for the IAF.

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