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LCA Tejas Multirole Aircraft

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

  1. GuardianRED

    GuardianRED Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    credit to @Masterhunter

    HAL orderbook of Rs 41,000 crore very low for aeronautical industry
    BENGALURU: HAL Chairman and Managing Director T Suvarna Raju the company's order book of Rs 41,000 crore is very low for an aeronautical industry and hoped to book fresh orders soon.

    "We do have an order book today of Rs 41,000 crore, which is very very low for an aeronautical industry," Raju said.

    He said "We have to only produce about 35 Sukhoi-30 aeroplanes, that's in the next three years and then there is nothing else left for us unless we start booking orders." Stating that HAL is eagerly looking for 83 LCAs which has been cleared, Rajus said "otherwise there is no fixed wing aircraft production in the next five years to come."

    However, the basic trainer aircraft HTT-40 would start the stalling and spinning tests in the next 45 days and HAL would take a production decision by the beginning of next year, he said, adding that servicing contributes to about 20 per cent of HAL's turnover while the manufacturing line is depleting.

    Raju was speaking at the Air Chief Marshal LM Katre memorial Lecture organised by Air Force Association, Karnataka, in association with HAL and Aeronautical Society of India.

    The lecture was delivered by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa.

    Pointing out that HAL's two visionary projects Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) and Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) were conceptualized during Air Chief Marshal Katre's time, Raju said "today we are proud to state that LCA production line has started delivering the aircraft."

    He said "45 Squadron has five aircraft and by the end of this year it will have 11. HAL is investing Rs 1,200 crore to enhance capacity of LCA production from eight per year to 16."In addition we have adopted a concept of contracting higher modules of the aircraft to the Indian Industry. if the industry starts delivering these modules like front fuselage, center fuselage and rear fuselage, it adds to the capacity of HAL of 16 aeroplanes per year, plus 8 so that we could deliver 24 LCA aircraft per year to the Indian Air Force," he added.

    Raju also said HAL is parallely working on other variants along with Aeronautical Development Agency and particular developments that are required by the customer- ease of maintenance modifications- refuelling probe and AESA radars.

    We are working on it... in the next 18 to 24 months we will be able to demonstrate to our customer on LCA and the product would be delivered in numbers," he added.

    Noting that on the upgrades part Jaguar DARIN-III was close to its Final Operational Clearance (FOC), Raju said "may be this month we should be concluding that." HAL would also get AESA radars for the Jaguar fleet, which is being modified under DARIN-III, he said.

    On the Dornier 228 civilian aircraft, Raju said it had just flown last month and HAL would be ready give this either on a purchase or a dry lease from December onwards.

    "We are having discussions with various operators for regional connectivity," he said.

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  2. lca-fan

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    Can Produce 24 LCA-Tejas fighter jets per annum: HAL Chief
    Published September 10, 2017 SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

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    With an aim to speed up production of Light Combat Aircraft, HAL Chief T Suvarna Raju has asked 3 Main private companies involved in the production of main and rear fuselage along with wings to speed up their production capabilities so that HAL can produce more than 16 planes per year. Raju speaking to media said that HAL can produce 8 more LCA-Tejas per year if outsourced private companies can fast track their delivery schedules of contracted fuselage and wings. IAF has placed orders for 40 LCA-Tejas MK1 and issued Acceptance of Necessity (AON) for 83 LCA-Tejas MK-1A. HAL plans to demonstrate in the next 18 to 24 months Mk-1A configuration and start producing them from 2019 onwards. From 2019 HAL will have Production capacity to manufacture 16 LCA-Tejas per year, but due to freeing of Hawk Production line and availability of additional manpower, HAL Chief said that it can produce 24 LCA-Tejas aircraft per year without adding another additional production line if private companies can improve their delivery schedule for the outsourced fuselage and the wings of LCA-Tejas . HAL plans to deliver Indian Air Force 123 indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas fighter jets in its fleet by 2024-25 and make use same production line to produce Tejas MK-2 aircraft.

    http://idrw.org/can-produce-24-lca-tejas-fighter-jets-per-annum-hal-chief/#more-147304 .
     
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  3. ashkum2278

    ashkum2278 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    TS Raju (Mungeri lal ke haseen sapne). HAL is not being able to produce 8 LCA's per year and are talking off 24 per year.............Stop talking and start delivering. Let your work do the talking and not your motor mouth.
     
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    shaktimaan Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    lol dude, they cant increase production rate for only 20 jets, Production rate can be only increase if specifications are freeze and have order in large numbers..
     
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  5. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Recap:

    http://indianexpress.com/article/in...s-59-7-by-value-75-5-by-numbers-4383036/lite/

    @Agent_47 See what I mean.
     
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  7. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Last year and I was referring to the claim of indigenous content. Not a lie, but exaggerated as well. :smile:
     
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    Agent_47 Admin - Blog Staff Member MODERATOR

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    What is exaggerated? Are you saying these numbers are wrong? These numbers were reported from the start itself (60-70%), Similar case for Dhruv.
     
  9. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Of course, because they include foreign parts that will be licence produced in India. Licence production => not indigenous. If you take to account only the parts that were developed and produced in India, the content is far less.
    But as said, as long as it adds to the security of the nation, I don't mind it at all.
     
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  11. Blackjay

    Blackjay Developers Guild Developers -IT and R&D

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    Credits to Indranil from BRF...


    Updates:

    1. The supersonic tanks and the 800 ltr tanks are coming up for various tests by the end of the year before actual flight testing.
    2. The lowest speed for LCA Mk1 is below the 120 knots that has been put up on that chart. They are regularly flying below that number now. Don't ask further, won't tell.
    3. The AUW for the LCA AF Mk2 in that chart is approximately correct.
    4. The climb rate of LCA is wrong. Don't ask further, won't tell.
    5. The (unrefueled) ferry range is currently not 3000 kms, but they are going to plumb the midboard pylons as well. You are speaking of 4000 ltrs of extra fuel. At that point 3000 kms will be.
    6. Note the maximum payload of Mk1. It is not exactly 4000 kg, but pretty close.
    7. The uninstalled thrust on Mk1, Mk2 and the Gripen are all wrong.
    8. Mk2 is going to +9G capable.

    And now wait for IDRW to copy this list with pictures
    [​IMG].
     
  12. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Would be nice if true, took some time to get them.

    Not unexpected, the performance issues will remain, until a more powerful engine will be added and some more problems will be fixed. But that has to remain the overall goal of the LCA project!
     
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  13. X_Killer

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    Another fabulous pic of Desi Bird Tejas
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  14. randomradio

    randomradio Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    What chart?
     
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  15. Blackjay

    Blackjay Developers Guild Developers -IT and R&D

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    This one-
     
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