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LCA Tejas Multirole Aircraft

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

  1. Agent_47

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    My exact thought. They are now in competition with Gripen NG publicly.
     
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    Parrikar confirming that the Navy wants twin engined aircraft and Naal LCA mk2 still being pushed........... on single engine
     
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    2 trainers ??????????????????????
     
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    Jesus...do these people not know their Tejas jets?

    There is no such thing as Tejas Mk2, it's Tejas Mk1A.

    There is a N-LCA Mk1 and N-LCA Mk2.

    So two questions, is the Mk1A going to have F404 or F414 engines? Plus, or are these F414s for the N-LCA Mk2?
     
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    IDRW is a load of shit.

    It's Mk1A at the moment with Mk2 being a possibility after the production of the Mk1A ceases.
     
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    there is always going to be a requirement for a low end fighter, a medium fighter and a heavy fighter.

    it would make sense to keep the iterations of the LCA going on even as we build the AMCA/ FGFA since all the three categories need to be continuously upgraded with latest tech. hence after the production run of Mk1A, there should be continuation of improving on the mk1A to produce further iterations of the LCA into Mk2.
     
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    Is there any staunch support from the Navy for this !?
    This is so Counterintuitive...The Navy Clearly stated that they want a twin engined Fighter...Why is the DRDO still making a Naval Mk2 !?
    The IAC-2 is a 2030 - 2035 Ship...the Naval Mk2 is supposedly to be ready by 2020-2025 and in Production by 2030....

    And If the Navy wants Twin Engined Fighters...For the IAC-1....They might as well want Twin Engined Fighters for IAC-2 too....

    What is the DRDO aiming for !?...This absolutely doesn't make sense.
    Has there been some misreporting...!?



    @Abingdonboy @Agent_47 @PARIKRAMA @AbRaj

    Brothers...Am I missing something...!?
     
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    Okay, so it's 8 engines itself.
     
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    Well....

    The RFP won't make 2 Engines a stipulation....

    So I guess the Naval Mk.2/1 Sea GRIPEN can apply...

    The tweet also say the 'Navy' wants a twin engined Fighter.

    Who makes These RFPs !? The MoD I guess.

    Interesting Bit of Information.
     
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    This is Very Interesting.

    So the Naval Mk1/2..And Sea GRIPEN and others are eligible .

    But when the Navy evaluates the requests.... Won't they just reject them...

    If not....Will they drop their Twin Engined Fighters demand...


    Also Just jamming a higher thrust Engine won't work because it seems the Navy want's the Two Engines by the virtue of their consequent survivability due to the redundancy of a twin engined configuration.
     
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    How so? Why is investing in a genuine home made effort like the LCA mk-2 a path to ruin?

    Instead you want the IN to pitch investment into your paper plane or invest in an imported paper Sea Gripen. give us break please.

    As far as home made efforts go, IAF and IN need to dump the stupidity and give LCA mk-2 a real chance, regardless of your effort into the LSA, it remains a very very basic design with perhaps a decade of work left before it ever flies.

    The ideal way to go is to pump another billion into a 4th LCA line and jack up annual production between to 36-42, order another 60-80 MK-1As. By the time any of the Gripens or the F-16s are even ready for MII we could have another 100+ fighter in inventory. MK1A will anyways carry an AESA.

    They are wasting time with this MII nonsense for Single engine fighters, if we need 200 4.5 gen single engine fighters, the only way to go is LCA mk-1A/2.

    The only other MII that is worth the time is Rafale for IAF and IN (if AMCA is not ready by the timelines of INS Vishal around 2030)
     
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    They shouldn't be allowed to reject it, out right, LCA mk-2 will need to prove itself and if it does, it should be given priority over imports. The Super Hornets, the Gripens and Rafales will only rob the services of their budgets while adding little or no additional value. My opinion, jack up investment into the AMCA, get it ready for the timelines of INS Vishal. INS Vikky and IAC-1 can share the 45 Migs that we operate anyways supplemented by LCA Mk-2 around 2021
     
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