LCA MK2 VS Saab Gripen-An analysis in Indian context

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    Yes but in last year they made some 30+ ALH. Let us give some credit.
     
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    Yes... ALH is wonderful.. Credits to HAL... Lets wish them luck and hope we see MK. 2 in Production by 2020. If that happens... Our Nation will be happy... 30 years of work will finally payoff it's all on HAL now... Everything.
     
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    If LCA Mk.2 really turns out as predicted here, I will have a new favourite aircraft. But if what I know about HAL is correct, Mk.2 will be introduced maybe in 2050...
     
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    You don't have to copy paste the same rant on every thread.

    You do understand many of the stuff listed here is either not under HAL or not even sanctioned by MoD?
    What is this slow progress on HTFE ? What is the benchmark of engine development speed here?
     
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    I am quite surprised to hear that MK1A would be ready by 2017 due to following reasons:
    1) MK1A is not just integrating EW pod and AESA Radar. It also involves rearranging important equipment within the aircraft for ease of maintenance.
    2) MK1A is also supposed to undergo weight reduction in the form of redesigned landing gear, removal of ballast etc. This again might take sometime.
    3) The IFR integration alone is going to take its own time

    What you are saying might be true (Atleast I hope it is true). But It is too early to comment. We will have to wait until mid 2017 as, that is when the winner of the tenders for EW and AESA would be announced and orders placed. Then the OEM will take their own time to deliver the first sets of AESA and EW for integration and flight tests. This again will take its own time. All in all 2017 seems to be an impossible target.

    A more realistic target would be 2018 end or even mid 2019 (that is when the production of LCA MK1 IOC2 config would come to an end).
     
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    Yes... Exactly... They themselves said it was going to be 2018 for the first flight....And by 2028 all Deliveries Complete (MK1A) that is...
    Let's hope the 2028 line doesn't get pushed....

    http://www.millenniumpost.in/NewsContent.aspx?NID=332614
     
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    yes HAL is a big company.

    but
    they do not respect time
    they do not have any time base inventory management
    they do not have a 3 work shifts per day
    when they r paid (handsomely) for delay .... then y bother.
    CAG reports r just a paper no 1 will take any action.
    claims r made for everything... ie achieved ... & then we all learn that its all a hoaxes.
    its always some other who is responsible for delay but never HAL !!
    IAF, IN, IA keep changing their requirements,so what if the product is delayed by decades.
     
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