Light Stealth Aircraft

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    Nice. And 4-5 years is like next year.

    How much extra stuff can you tell us right now?
     
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    can't share much at this stage. The first sqn will be delivered within four year of being go ahead. I expect go ahead by May.
     
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    That's a very tight schedule. But if your program succeeds, it will put India on the map.
     
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    The pert chart I made has been examined and found correct w.r.t the project timings. My design is non FBW but stable Power-by-wire design and that reduces the development time.
     
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    4xBVRAAM + 2x WVRAAM internally which will be raised to a total of eight with Astra Mk2. and two ASRAAM on wingtips.
     
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    But at the same time the jet will be more maneuverable than current jets?

    Why the two external missiles? Won't it affect RCS?
     
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    • The main weapons bay is 4.25m long, 57.5cms deep and 1.1m wide. The main bay is capable of carrying 2xK77M or 2xAstra or 2xHarpoons or 2xKH35UE or 2x1000lb bombs or 8xSPICE250 and every weapon designed for Pak-Fa.
    • Large internal weapons bay of LSA can be adopted to carry multiple payloads for specialist missions like F-18SH Growler for exclusive EW/Recce role and can be converted to carry directed energy weapons of the 6th Gen fighters in future.
    • Each side bay can carry one 1xK-77M/Astra and 1xK-74M2/ASRAAM. The Lower side bays are 3.8m long while the upper side bay is 3.2m long and their combined width is 70cms and depth is 45cms.
    • The outstanding wing-body blending will add a large part of overall lift besides drastically reducing the Interference drag. LSA has the best wing-body blending compared to any other aircraft of similar nature anywhere in the world and it is nearly as good as a flying wing in mid fuselage section.
     
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    LSA is designed to have same agility as that of F-22 but will have 3D TVC. ASRAAMs have the least RCS of any AAM in the world. In SEAD/DEAD role, the wingtip missiles will not be carried.
     
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    Which engine(s) are you currently considering?
     
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    You fit all that on a light aircraft? Really?

    Let me get this straight. So what you've done is basically designed the main bay to be similar to one of the main bays on the PAK FA. And then you have added 2 extra side bays on either side that can carry a total of 4 missiles. So in stealth mode, you can carry-

    -2x1000lb bombs + 4 A2A missiles
    -6 A2A missiles

    ...all internally.

    To add to that, you can have one or two aircraft equipped with a laser/ECM pod in the main bay while also carrying 4 missiles internally. That's a huge payload for this aircraft.

    To tell you the truth, even the Rafale is unnecessary if this works out.

    Okay, that makes sense.
     
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    EJ-230
     
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    ...makes me wonder where & in what shape the air inlets could be.
     
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    Total internal payload is going to be 1.75 tons including side bay missiles. I did make this claim that we won't need rafale as this aircraft is designed to counter any such aircraft.
     

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