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AMCA: Updates and Discussions

Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by DaRk KnIght, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Which only leads to the same problems we have now with LCA, besides there is a high probability that we will miss weight and drag requirements again, so calculating with low power is not the way to go. Besides, even if you look at the aviable options, only the GE414 offers 98kN so far. EJ200 with 90kN might be too underpowered for IAF requirements and Kaveri is just a paper project at this point. We don't know if it meets it's own 81kN, or if 90kN can be achieved to meet LCAs requirements, which makes AMCA a long shot.

    We see the same problems between the 3 forces too, everyone wants to be at the top and neither the former, nor the current GoI is willing to lead and take action.
     
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  2. X_Killer

    X_Killer Captain FULL MEMBER

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    If we proceed today for AMCA plan, than most probably it will be available for taxi trials by 2022-23, it means we have 5-6 years which is sufficient to select off the shelf engine (if Safranized Kaveri or a new JV Development failed to deliver required thurst of 110KN). Also we can do taxi trials and few initial flights by using LCA's F-404 which will provide further 2-3 years for procurement of desired powerplant (either by JV or off the shelf procurement). If they still failed to get desired powerplant than we can't do nothing instead of wait.
     

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