Finally, India's Carrier Fighter Ready To Fly

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  1. JAISWAL

    JAISWAL Senior Member Senior Member

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    Livefist: Finally, India's Carrier Fighter Ready To Fly.
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    Finally, India's
    Carrier Fighter
    Ready To Fly

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    The carrier variant of India's indigenous Light
    Combat Aircraft (LCA Tejas) will make its
    maiden flight in July
    . It should be said that
    confidence for the LCA Navy's first flight has taken its time coming. The programme team had
    initially aimed at getting the naval trainer
    prototype NP-1 airborne in December last year.
    The DRDO's chief controller for aeronautical
    programmes Dr Prahlada was recently quoted by anewspaper as saying, "Being the first flight of
    the LCA naval programme, we want to ensure
    that everything is put in place before the first flight and that the programme is as successful as the Indian Air Force (IAF) version which has had no
    accidents since it started flight tests on January 4, 2001."
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    for full news go to above link. ..
     
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  3. bhramos

    bhramos Elite Member Elite Member

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    Good news,
    but the pic is of LCA
     
  4. chex3009

    chex3009 Regular Member

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    bhramos, The pic is of Naval LCA. You can read NAVY on the tail of the jet.
     
  5. indian_sukhoi

    indian_sukhoi Regular Member

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    Thats Great,.......One more aircraft into IN inventory but offcourse with no Carrier to Operate. Right now the Mig-29Ks will be rested at an air field in Goa until Gorskhov arrives, same will with LCA Tejas if they are opted!!

    The Induction of the Vikrant class aircraft carrier is likely to be commissioned by 2013 and same goes the LCA Naval version. Till then, The Requirements of IN could be changed like the Army and Airforce.
    Only time will tell whether the Navy acquire Tejas or change their requirements and go for Bigger and Capable aircraft for the coming Domestic built Carriers.


    Note - Could Mods can change the Thread/Topic name to "LCA Tejas(Naval Version) and its Importance" or with a better one. So we can have better Interest shown and more fruitfull discussions. Hope u all dont mind


    Cheers,
     
  6. roma

    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

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    apart from STOL what would be the variations from the non carrier version ?
     
  7. Crusader53

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    Seems like the N-LCA would be a excellent option for Brazil. As the Skyhawks are very old and somewhat limited in capability.
     
  8. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    The Brasilian carrier is old and somewhat limited in availability, like never. Brasil doesn't need a new fighter until they build their own carrier which is like... never.
     
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  9. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Another question is why do they need an aircraft carrier in the first place ? They dont have neighbors like pakistan or china.
     
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    what a great irony all new birds are comming but no new carrier not in sight until 2013.
     
  11. ace009

    ace009 Freakin' Fighter fan Elite Member

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    Well, the pilots will be better trained in the aircraft than the sailors are in the new carriers! That's the only positive side I can see.
     
  12. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Why do the US, UK need carriers? They have good neighbors.
     
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    Because the US is a warmongering nation and the UK still thinks that they are relevant (19th century mentality).

    Interestingly, the UK does not currently have an operational carrier with fighters. I have a feeling that the one being built (Queen Elizabeth class) will be Britain's last carrier.
     
  14. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    They don't need one. SA is actually a rather peaceful continent except for a couple border issues which don't affect Brasil. The biggest enemy is organised crime and you don't need an AC to deal with that.
     
  15. ace009

    ace009 Freakin' Fighter fan Elite Member

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    Well Armand, what does France need the CDG for? I thought Europe was the most peaceful continent now (and the least militarily active). The biggest problem for France seems to be Unionized workers ... :D

    I think any country having an AC has it for one of two reasons - naval status and power projection. :-D
     
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    Very unimpressive........
     
  17. Crusader53

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    Please, the Sao Paulo just completed a Extensive Refit.
     
  18. Yusuf

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    So India too is a war mongering nation as it seeks to acquire so many carriers.

    Let's get it straight. Big nations want to project power and want to dominate regions/world. To secure its interest and to make sure hostile intent from anyone else is dealt with. It's age old process. For that you need the best weapons system available.
     
  19. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    great news, love to see it fly and in IN service, hope they will develop lethal weapons both anti ship, air and ground for the baby.
     
  20. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    Thailand might buy few of these in future..............they also operate carrier.
     

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