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LCA Tejas Multirole Aircraft

Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by Dark_Prince, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Paliwal Warrior

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    Such as getting their bosses fired and projects cancelled.

    Impressive self goals
     
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    tejas project is not going any ware.....is long run project is not failure of scientist is failure of IAF to think on what they seriously need? and what they want? and what they are going to buy?....if this plan hand over to IAF in about starting phase then major outcomes and improvement in plane easy to counter but IAF want only improvement so if buyer not interested in product (there is only single buyer IAF then what we all and also HAL DRDO can do.... only improvement) as result of this NOT INTERESTED attitude of IAF lead this project to fail but this new government having that type of control and rights on IAF to acquire this aircraft not else. may be is right way to make balance in defence but is not to say that tejas is failure project. is our one way to self sufficient in defence and proud to have project like this to gave to many(i think there lots of) experience from tejas. there are many hard working scientist hands on this plane to fly in the sky and they achieved their own goals(if we saying tejas is failure without knowing what kind of discussion and work doing this project then we dont have any rights to say tejas is failure ) just make say all indians to PROUD TO BE INDIAN.
     
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    As of me, I want to see the NP-2 naval fighter version.
     
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    OneIndia Exclusive: Parrikar to review DRDO, HAL projects in Bengaluru Written by: Dr Anantha Krishnan M Updated: Friday, January 16, 2015, 21:58 [IST] Share this on your social network: Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Mail Bengaluru, Jan 16: Two days after owning up the responsibility for recommending the contract termination of India's top missile brain and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Chief Dr Avinash Chander, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will touchdown in Bengaluru on January 17 morning for the review of critical projects. Ministry of Defence (MoD) sources told OneIndia that Parrikar's office, currently facing the heat for targeting one of the most-revered defence scientists in India, has given instructions not to have any media interaction during his lightning one-day visit. He is expected to visit the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) during the first half of the day. Parrikar in B'luru to review key project Empowered Committee on LCA meeting OneIndia has learnt that Parrikar, who is still getting a grip of various projects under his command, will chair a meeting of Empowered Committee that looks into the progress of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas. "The minister is getting an orientation of all defence programmes. His primary mission is to see whether any of the ongoing defence projects need additional support from the MoD. The minister is keen that no project should be left hanging for want of our support," an official in the MoD said. At ADA, Parrikar is expected to be given a complete presentation on LCA project. "The Empowered Committee on LCA is normally chaired by the Indian Air Force Chief and this time it will be the minister. The minister will take a look at the achievements so far. He would also want to know the pending points of FOC (Final Operational Clearance)," the official said. The Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha will also be present during the review. Parrikar had last month stated that the Tejas will be given the FOC at the end of 2015 and is expected to share his ideas to fasten the project. He is said to have studied the problems that contributed to the delay and is expected to seek some explanations from the ADA-HAL combo. Aero-cluster review also being lined up Parrikar is also expected to review the progress of DRDO Aero-cluster with most of the labs being situated in Bengaluru. Projects like the Prying plane (Airborne Early Warning & Control and System), Rustom UAV, Nirbhay missile, engines for future projects and AMCA will be reviewed by the minister. The minister is scheduled to visit Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) and Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) during the second half of Saturday. He is expected to return to Delhi on Saturday evening. A low-key Tejas handing over event likely HAL is leaving no stone unturned to make the minister's visit a memorable one. Parrikar will be shown HAL's helicopter manufacturing capabilities. "He will also be visiting the LCA series production (SP) manufacturing facilities being set up by HAL. The first SP-1 Tejas is likely to be handed over to IAF on the occasion," an HAL official said. However, an IAF official confirmed to OneIndia that the handing over will be a symbolic affair with the aircraft having completed only four flights so far. "It's so far flown by an ADA Test Pilot and there's more work left before it can be handed over," the official said. The handing over of SP-1 will set the induction process rolling for the IAF. HAL's proposal with MoD As reported in these columns earlier, HAL had submitted a proposal to MoD for augmenting the production of Tejas from eight per year to sixteen. "We have submitted the proposal at the cost of Rs 1200 crore and are hopeful of completing the process in 30 months," an HAL director said. He said the Company is seeking no funding from government for the augmentation of Tejas series production. "We will fund 50 per cent of the total cost with the remaining 25 per cent each expected to come from the IAF and the Navy," he added. Parrikar is also expected to be brief about the record number of patents being filed by HAL in the last 2 years. "In 2012-13 we filed 71 patents and in 2013-14 it stood at 209. In 2014-15 alone we have filed 773 patents and this shows the shift in HAL's focus towards excellence in multiple areas," the director said. HAL is also lining up a flying display of Tejas, Dhruv and LCH for the minister. Dr Avninash Chander to be absent DRDO Chief Dr Avninash Chander will be conspicuous by his absence during Parrikar's maiden visit to ADA and HAL. The outgoing scientist is expected to be temporarily replaced by Dr K Tamilmani, currently Director-General (Aero) in DRDO. Dr Avinash is said to have conducted some review meetings in Hyderabad on Friday. Dr Tamilmani's orders are expected to be issued shortly. The government has already begun the hunt for identifying the next DRDO Chief. The immediate focus is to ensure that none of the ongoing programmes are affected by the changes. (The writer is a seasoned aerospace and defence journalist in India. He is the Consultant Editor (Defence) with OneIndia. He tweets @writetake.)

    Read more at: OneIndia Exclusive: Parrikar to review DRDO, HAL projects in Bengaluru - Oneindia
     
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    HAL is ready & willing to increase the production rate of Tejas from 8 to 16
    has written to MoD
    and is also willing to invest 50% funds
    what does it mean

    it means

    they have thrown the ball in the IAF / MoD court on the rate of production
    they have shown their commitment to make the program succeed
    They have thrown the gauntlet to the IAF as IAF has to agree to the accelerated production schedule

    any blame for low rate of production & Induction in future of Tejas is being squarely transfeered to IAF right NOW

    lets see what IAF / MoD does
     

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