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LCA Tejas Multirole Aircraft

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

  1. vstol jockey

    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Yes, it will be with Kaveri and the engine will weigh around 1050 Kgs.
     
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    When did that happen !.
    Any official confirmation?
     
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    Kaveri weight is already down to 1150 kgs and with French help it will come down further to 1050 kgs.
     
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    Not weight, LCA with Kaveri engine on current order.
     
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    The SP series has F404 engine only.
     
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    When the French offered to finish developing the Kaveri for the Mk1A double time as part of Rafale offsets.
     
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    I know that, i was asking about confirmation of the time line and integration to Mk1A by 2021?
     
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    Yes the French themselves said they can do all that in 5 years.
     
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    Do we have official confirmation from indian side?

    Will it have gripen like combat range ? why do have huge difference between those two now? (500km vs 800km)
    What is the timeline of mk2 (NLCA)? Any hope to start production by the same time?
     
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    LCA Mk1A will have everything like Gripen.
     
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    MII 2 fighter Gripen or Rafale?? Since your post suggest MK1A will have everything like gripen
     
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    Rafale is the only choice for MII. We have yet to select another single engine fighter to supplement LCA Mk1A.
     
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    Confirmation from the India side will come much later, when offsets will be finalized.
     
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    Then what is the need for F-16 or Gripen ? Add a private production line and double the per year rate and order.
     
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    There is need for another aircraft beyond Rafale.
     
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