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LCA Tejas Multirole Aircraft

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

  1. LonewolfSandeep

    LonewolfSandeep Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    You seem to have finished MK2 design with you, please do share with rest of us.
    Like i said before definitely MK2 fuselage etc wont be same as Mk1A
     
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  2. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel IDF NewBie

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    Of course it won't be the same, because "the fuselage" gets longer and wider, to have more internal capacity. But we are talking about "the weapon stations" which remains the same according to ADAs plans, models and graphics. Unless you change or relocate the gear bays, you have the same width restrictions on the centerline, that's why it can carry Only 725l fuel tanks there, while the inner wings stations can carry longer and wider 1200l fuel tanks.
     
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  3. LonewolfSandeep

    LonewolfSandeep Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Ya like USA use F terminology for Fighter aircraft & have F16, F15,F22,F35 etc. if we go by your assertion, they should have same dimensions & characteristics & payload capability etc. (thats BS)
    Just like Rafale is evolution of french earlier planes & its learning. .

    Why do you think India LCA (Light Combat Aircraft) be same in dimensions or characteristics & payload ? between MK1 series & Mk2 to Mk(n th series). When its not even ever confirmed that Mk2 be single engine.

    You seem to have finished MK2 design with you, please do share with rest of us.
    Mk2 authentic finished design is no where in public medium, so your rants in seeing future is a load of crap.
     
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  4. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel IDF NewBie

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  5. LonewolfSandeep

    LonewolfSandeep Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    lol thats pretty old, IAF is committed to buy LCA MK2s & Navy twin engine Mk2.
    Infact IAF may eventually go for twin engine as well, if they found its performance better than Mk2s once its prototype is developed. so lots of possibilities exist. Nothing set in stone.
     
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  6. X_Killer

    X_Killer Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Anyways, the LCA will always be defined as light combat aircraft and each version should be designed to keep it in mind and if they opt to go further than it will never be a LCA.
    For a LCA, it is purely a very bad idea to equipped it with that missile which ruin its capability.
    But as I said
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  7. Hindustani78

    Hindustani78 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...-fighter-to-bolster-fleet/article20945244.ece

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    In tandem: A file photo of two Tejas LCA during the Aero Show at Yelahanka in Bengaluru. | Photo Credit: Sampath Kumar G.P.


    It has a sanctioned strength of 42 squadrons and a projected requirement of 45 to face the threat of a two-front war
    The Indian Air Force (IAF) is looking at the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas and the soon-to-be-procured single-engine fighter jet to arrest a dramatic fall in its squadron strength as the deal for 36 Rafale jets lands in the middle of political maelstrom. “The rate of decommissioning is way higher than the planned and even proposed inductions. Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas is a good aircraft and 123 LCAs will be inducted in the force as planned. But the numbers are not coming fast enough and the requirement is much beyond that in other categories,” a Defence Ministry source said.

    The IAF has a sanctioned strength of 42 squadrons and a projected requirement of 45 to face the anticipated threat of a two-front war. As on date the IAF has 33 squadrons and by the end of next month it will be down to 31 squadrons.

    With the planned induction of 36 Rafales between 2019 and 2022, the remaining Sukhoi-30MKIs and some LCAs (Tejas) the strength will hover at 30 till 2027 and in the subsequent five-year term will fall to 27 squadrons. If there are no newer inductions it will slide further to 19 squadrons by 2042.

    “IAF is upgrading most of the aircraft in its inventory. But from 2025 onwards most of those aircraft such as the Jaguars and the MiG-29s will start going out,” the source said.

    In a month, the IAF is expected to issue the Request for Information (RFI) for over a 100 single-engine fighter aircraft under the Strategic Partnership model. Lockheed F-16 and Saab Gripen are in the race for the order and have already tied up with Tata and Adani, respectively, to build the jets locally with technology transfer.

    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).
     
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  8. Pundrick

    Pundrick Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Yeah I can recall those sweet words of ADA in their Annual Report : "we have done this and that, and blah blah blah is our achievement".

    If the preliminary design for MK2 was completed in 2013-14 then why the hell they haven't started working on the first TD/prototype after finalizing the design ?

    And they think that the first 1:1 model of AMCA will be ready before 2021-22 ? After wasting 6-7 years in just confirming the wind-tunnel model how can they even imagine that people would buy this idea ? These morons are showing 'configuration freeze' as milestone achieved.:facepalm:

    These culture of working 1 day on R&d and rest 364 for writing Annual reports and preparing PPTs must stop now.
     
  9. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel IDF NewBie

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    LCA with 4 X 1000 lbs bombs and centreline drop tank.
     
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  11. Lion of Rajputana

    Lion of Rajputana Captain FULL MEMBER

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    So what happened to the Flt Lt?
     
  12. HariPrasad

    HariPrasad Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Mk2 with and upgrade and powerful engine can very very easily outclass any gripen in T/W ratio and match them in weight carrying . We have many proposals for best EWs and radars which can outclass gripen. We can use Mirage upgrade EW in Tejas or even some of them on Rafale including the scaled a version of rafale radar. Aerodynamics issues can easily be sorted out in MK2 and and few KG weight can also be slashed. If we get a 60 kg Dry thrust engine, MTOW will increase to 15000 KG and it can easliy carry 5 tons + and match Gripen. There is a plan to add about 800 kg to 1000 kg fuel which will give a very decent range. So no doubt it shall have many MMRCA capabilities. We have nothing to gain by going for any other single engine fighter. The biggest issue is that ADA and HAL does not deliver the goods as promised on time. Had they had MK2 flying by now as promised, it would have been a totally different scenario today.
     
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  13. vstol jockey

    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    He was Lt. His body or aircraft has not been located till date.
     
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  14. Lion of Rajputana

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    Sorry to hear that, I tried searching online to figure out what that whole incident was; but the only mention of it online for some reason listed the amount of casualties as "0."

    That's very unfortunate though.
     
  15. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel IDF NewBie

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    Very likely and that makes LCA MK2 hopefully comparable to Gripen C/D in flight performance.

    Just as we could use the more advanced radar and EW offer from Saab.

    All of that helps Tejas to fix problems and remain a capable light class fighter, below IAFs medium and heavy class fleet.
     

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