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LCA Tejas Multirole Aircraft

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

  1. GSLV Mk III

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    I have no idea about this. That render showed single engine,didn't it ?
     
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    Lol, actually I had heard rumours about this, perhaps it is being mulled becuase the IN has made it clear they want only twin engined fighters?

    Still seems like a brain fart with no real basis in reality.

    + Could be talking about AMCA as @GuardianRED says
    Haha, the moment at the end when, after the ADA guy has outlined all the ways the Mk.2 will be heavier (longer body, more powerful engine etc), the reporter ends with "so you can see that the LCA is going to get even lighter".....WTF?? Who employs these people?
     
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    That's the best Indian MSM has to offer. You sure are lucky to not have read/seen the reports of - rafale is actually a upgraded version of mirage 2000 and India being in competition with Pakistan for China's J-31.:D
     
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    Thanks for posting , there isn't many Tejas videos from Aero India. strange
     
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    NDTV Vishnu Som's video
     
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    Thanks.! Good video. More of the flying would have been nice.
     
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    UTTAM AESA Radar
     
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    This is an image from AERO INDIA 2017. I couldn't find more pictures.

    I would appreciate if someone could point out :

    1) What are the difference in specification w.r.t the air force version
    2) How many naval version has been built/ planning to be built?
    3) Are there plans for twin engine in the naval configuration planned for future or are they still sticking with single engine configuration?
    4) Does the number on the LCA ; '3002' signify the number of naval LCA built?.

    I understand all these discussions must have happened. Or if someone could kindly direct me to the previous post number. I would appreciate it.
     
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    http://idrw.org/new-naval-lca-mark-2-by-2020-drdo/

    http://www.livefistdefence.com/2017/02/revealed-the-indian-lca-navys-big-fight-back.html

    ‘We’re aiming for a first flight of the LCA Navy Mk.2 in late 2020 or early 2021. The detailed design will be complete by 2019. To save time, we’ve already ordered raw materials required,’ Balaji says. Two GE F414 engines — one for the AF prototype and one for the LCA Navy — arrived earlier this month, the first batch of eight engines contracted from GE for the Mk.2 programme. That the LCA Navy will be a more powerful combat jet is well known. What Livefist has now discovered from the team is that there are design and engineering improvements being effected on the LCA Navy Mk.2 that could prove deal-maker if they work out.

    For starters, the team plans to move the wings outboard by about 350mm, increasing the space significantly between the fuselage and the wings. This would immediately optimise load transfer (the ADA has had weight issues with the landing gear) and free up the central fuselage for fuel. ‘We believe the change will free up space for up to 700 kg additional fuel, providing about 22 minutes of additional time on task,’ Balaji tells Livefist. That’s huge for the tactical envelope the LCA platform was developed for.

    http://www.livefistdefence.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/unnamed-1-2-500x401.jpg

    The LCA Tejas is also the target this year of a slew of offers for comprehensive sensor/weapons upgrades, with at least three big firms detailing their packages at this year’s Aero India show[​IMG]
     
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    1. The N-LCA Mk2 design haven't been frozen yet, so difficult to comment, but for the starter the difference will be the addition of LEVCON, and maybe 3D trust vectoring, different landing gear, Arrestor, streathening of Airframe for the arrestor, MAWS, Internal SPJ, sensors, will be longer by 1 and wings outboard by about 350mm, thus more fuel around 700 Kg extra or 20 minute more airborne time.

    2. 2 N-LCA Mk1 (based on LCA MK-1 trainer) will the tech. demostrator, then minimum 2-3 LSP will be build for the certification. Number of Mk2 build depend on the Indian Navy order.

    3. Presently no plan for twin engine configuration. In future quite possible with Naval AMCA, which will benifits from the N-LCA development.

    4. That is NP-2, and the real number is KH3002.
     
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    Can we expect a extra pylon? In wings or in fuselage ?
    350mm outward placement on each side ? Ie 350+350mm or together 350mm ?
     

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