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Tejas far behind competitors, not enough to protect Indian skies: IAF

Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by stephen cohen, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. Sathya

    Sathya Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    please find how difficult it is to sail over.. in real life.

    from now, at-least suspect something amiss if it sails smoothly.
     
  2. Zer0reZ

    Zer0reZ 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    I don't know but after reading the article to me its look like IAF is saying "Develop Tejas(mk1A) such that we don't need MMRCA"
     
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    Guynextdoor BANNED BANNED

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    LCA is supposed to be a point defece fighter not 'protect Indian skies on its own'
     
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  4. NKVD

    NKVD Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Is it written in IAF ASQR that it was to Defense doctrine fighter
     
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  5. Hellfire

    Hellfire Devil's Advocate Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Precisely. I was reading the comment wherein the OFB Chief said that OFB should not be blamed for barrel burst in the M777 ULH test at Pokharan damaging the gun. And esteemed members agreeing giving examples of burst occurring elsewhere too.
    The difference my dear friend, lies in the rate. My favorite example which I repeat again and again, an OFB worker using a simple bathroom mug to fill in propellant in an APFSD (which incidentally, OFB claims to make and is yet imported in huge quantities). When pointed out by an Armoured Corps officer that this was incorrect and dangerous, officer was told to mind his own business (he is the user!!!!) as they have 25 years experience :D

    The officer was flabbergasted. Problem is, the OFB has NFU. So the worker, a senior in terms of number of years in service, will probably be earning more than the officer, is a member of union and will work till 62 years, where as the officer was one with 8 or 10 years of service and will never serve beyond 54 in avergae cases. :)

    Where is the accountability?
     
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  6. Hellfire

    Hellfire Devil's Advocate Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Semantics .. don't get bogged down by it. Project LCA was and is expected to be the backbone of the IAF. This is just IAF doing a quid pro quo, extracting it's pound of flesh (Rafale?) for GoI's wish (F-16s)
     
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  7. Hellfire

    Hellfire Devil's Advocate Staff Member MODERATOR

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    ASQR ... GSQR is army ....
     
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  8. NKVD

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    Yeah sorry
     
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  9. Hellfire

    Hellfire Devil's Advocate Staff Member MODERATOR

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    It is enroute to evolving into one which will be in sync with requirements in the 2020s. Unlike the bullshit in the other forum where trolls have actually managed to derail threads upon threads on LCA, it is a program "PROJECT LCA" and the program is a going concern and not a product by itself. It is a Technology evolution program. So, when India suffered failure on engine front a a few teething problems with it, unfortunately time refused to stand still. Now, with a change in position and policy implementation, the expectation of the program to fructify are more or less valid.

    It is in this context that the point has to be taken.
     
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    Sathya Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    i ve also started to give that example.
    its no different from Government hospitals.

    nail that sticks out get hammered as well.
     
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    Zarvan 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    And How many more centuries will it take to evolve
     
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    shaktimaan Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Lol dude.... Just compare the budgets of both PAF and IAF.. IAF have more options other than Tejas thats why they are bashing tejas but PAF cant buy any expensive jets... Thats why they are betting on jf17..it doesnt mean tejas is that bad and jf17 is that good
     
  13. Hellfire

    Hellfire Devil's Advocate Staff Member MODERATOR

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    I can safely come to a couple of years. 10 years back it was indeed centuries :)
     
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    Hellfire Devil's Advocate Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Point being? His point is pertinent to the LCA. Yours?
     
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    Hellfire Devil's Advocate Staff Member MODERATOR

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    I shall let you on into a secret .... the bluster of both PA and IA over NBC posturing? Both are pathetic liars!!1 :) I can list out why - having dealt with this particular field quite extensively. But then ... sigh!

    Sorry, I bell the cat. That is why when I take on the DPSUs and their products here, our esteemed members do not like it. And some actually question my credentials and suspect me to be a product of some zionist (er Jews?) or Islamist/Christian anti Hindu agenda :D
     
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