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Production Lca Tejas aircraft all set for roll out

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  1. Anees

    Anees Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Production Lca Tejas aircraft all set for roll out

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    According to sources close to idrw.org, first two Production aircrafts of Countries indigenous fighter aircraft Program will be ready soon; both SP-1 and SP-2 are almost ready and will be handed over to IAF once IOC-2 is achieved by Tejas aircrafts.

    First Production aircraft is one year behind schedule, but it was told to idrw.org that delays were not due to production issues but due to Tejas Project not achieving IOC-2 standard, aircrafts were built at a slower rate, IAF ordered 20 Tejas MK-1 aircrafts based on IOC-2 Configurations and it was unlikely that IAF could have accepted Production aircrafts without Tejas Project achieving IOC-2.

    Defence minister and DRDO chief have promised IOC-2 for Tejas will be achieved by end of this year and Production aircrafts will be handed over to Indian air force at the same time , DRDO and HAL are also trying to deliver two more Production aircrafts by mid of next year .

    DRDO is also planning to rollout first prototype of Tejas MK-2 by mid of next year and first flight by end of next year, they are also plans to put Naval Tejas back in air soon, aircraft has been going through intensive changes to its landing gear and undercarriage and will be shifted to Ins Hansa base in Goa for further testing, single seater variant of Naval Tejas is also likely be ready by end of this year.

    IAF has placed orders for 20 IOC-2 Tejas MK-1 and 20 FOC Tejas MK-1, while Navy has placed orders for 8 Naval Tejas based on MK-1 configuration but will be ordering up to 40 Naval Tejas MK-2 for carrier operations, while IAF is looking forward to induct more than 80 aircrafts based on Tejas MK-2 but the follow up order will grow to 150 as per sources.

    Production Lca Tejas aircraft all set for roll out | idrw.org
     
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  2. neil_diablos

    neil_diablos Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    About time!!
     
  3. vstol jockey

    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    good news after long long time
     
  4. Keshav Murali

    Keshav Murali FULL MEMBER

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    Why not? If not now, it will never get inducted.

    Thanks DRDO. :)
     
  5. Ayush

    Ayush 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    jo bhi karo,jaldi karo.. :hitwall:
     
  6. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    will believe it, when i see it
     
  7. Gessler

    Gessler Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    There is a mistake here.

    Only 20 LCA Mk-1s have been paid for by IAF, the +20 is only an option that IAF can go for
    once it is satisfied with the performance of the first 20.

    But I feel IAF should stop Tejas Mk-1 procurement at 20 units and add the remaining 20 to
    the planned order for LCA Mk-2, which now stands at 83 units, making that 103.
     
  8. Rock n Rolla

    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    Why?

    Just roll it out & then publish the news that DRDO Delivered !!
     
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  9. zambino

    zambino 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    hal should nw focus on the timely delivery of mk2.. Any one knw which aesa radar 'll be fitted on mk2..?? I hrd that bel 'll produce an aesa radar with the help frm elta???? :rolleyes2:
     
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  10. kumar2310s

    kumar2310s 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    After so much criticism, finally DRDO is becoming aware of the delays caused in the projects and is finally responding to the timelines. Hope the criticism continues as it is driving HAL to be productive.
     
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