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LCA Tejas Multirole Aircraft

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

  1. randomradio

    randomradio Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Split it into two blocks, one with Kaveri, the other with F404.
     
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    sunny6611 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    f 404 .................. ordered ??
    if yes delivery will be in 2020.
    till then what r they going to do ?
    saffran kaveri is due in end of 2018 ?
     
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    Nothing is confirmed. Those are his assertions.
     
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    Gp Capt Madhav Rangachari, CO No.45 Sqn 'Flying Daggers,' gets LSP-3 airborne for a display at Aero India 2017.
     
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    LCA Tejas to Receive India-made Brake Parachute
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    IAF Su-30MKI with brake parachute deployed: File Photo
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    Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment (ADRDE), Agra, a wing of India’s Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has transferred technology to manufacture brake parachutes for India’s home-made fighter jet, LCA Tejas to Ordnance Parachute Factory (OPF), Kanpur.

    The documents pertaining to the technology were handed over in a function held on 20 July 2017, according to DRDO information. The documents have been duly vetted by the Center for Military Air-worthiness and Certification (CEMILAC) which is the certification authority for military aviation in India.

    The brake parachute for LCA Tejas is made of nylon and Kevlar material. The textile material used in the system has been developed as per ADRDE specifications and is available indigenously.

    The Indian Air Force will have 123 indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas fighter jets in its fleet by 2024-25, according to plans of the MoD.

    The serial manufacture of the LCA Tejas is being undertaken by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). The IAF has placed orders for 40 jets in two batches of which the first 20 are in the Initial Operational Configuration (IOC) while the remaining 20 are in the Final Operational Configuration (FOC). Last July the IAF declared operational the first Tejas squadron ‘45 flying daggers’ with three aircraft.

    The Defence Acquisition Council of India’s MoD has okayed the procurement for 83 aircraft in the Mk-1A configuration with specific improvements sought by the IAF.

    http://www.defenseworld.net/news/20834/LCA_Tejas_to_Receive_India_made_Brake_Parachute#.WdPKD1uCzIW
     
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    This An-124 chose the wrong plane to hide behind :biggthumpup:
     
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    Tejas Looks Like a new born CHICK which is protected by Mother HEN between her legs.............
     
  8. randomradio

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    I was just speculating there. My hope is they use up a bit more time and install Kaveri on LCA from day 1.

    Saffranised Kaveri will need at least 2 years of flight tests before it is production ready.
     
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    This is the way to go for LCA production ramp up.
     
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    BON PLAN Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Whaouuuu.....

    MII is on track !

    (sorry, it's a joke)
     
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  13. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    It's not about minimising, but about efficiency. Outsourcing production parts to other players will take off much work from HALs plate, while they retain to be the main integrator, just as foreign companies do it (F16 assembly line and production parts from sub contractors).

    It's interesting to see L&T with such a major share here as well. So even they should be ranked above Reliance in the aviation sector or?
     
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  14. ranadd

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    When it comes to Heavy Engineering, L&T is the top one in India. If anyone can become a L&M or Boeing, it’s them. Numbers do not lie.

    There was an idea 5 years or so back, that L&T will open a line for LCA. Obviously it was not approved.

    Mahindra and Tata, their bread winners are still automobiles. Tata can pull ahead if they use their excellent academia. But they are all in silo mode.

    Reliance will turn screws for Dassault or OEM. It will not make them engineering company.
     
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  15. Gessler

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    It is about minimizing....for sake of efficiency.

    Tata already manufactures several critical airframe components like Center Wing Box, Tailfin & horizontal stabilizer assemblies of C-130J. As well as the entire passenger cabin of the Sikorsky S-92. Tata is already a big player in this field.

    Reliance on it's own cannot become an equal...but then how did even Tata get to this level? Obviously they had to start somewhere.

    They started by collaborating with established foreign OEMs like Lockheed and Sikorsky. Reliance will do the same with Dassault. Tata on it's own does not know how to build components for SuperHerc or S92, but now they know how to and are able to because the foreign OEM taught them how to. Taught them what machines, materials & processes to use - coordinated the necessary training & skill-development for the workforce so that they can build components as the OEM wants them to.

    Dassault will do the same to Reliance. Sooner or later DRAL will be making components for international Rafales (and probably even Falcons), not just for IAF. Just like how Tata makes stuff for C-130Js sold all over the world. Quality will not be compromised.

    I agree that Reliance is a newcomer and does not yet have the capacity that companies like L&T or Tata have, but this capacity is not impossible to develop....and is no reason to believe DRAL will not get anywhere.
     
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