HAL HJT-36 Sitara in trouble

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  1. Ganesh2691

    Ganesh2691 Regular Member

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    HAL’s Intermediate Jet Trainer, HJT-36 Sitara, is in serious trouble—a fact acknowledged recently by Chief of the Air Staff N.A.K. Browne, who said progress had been way too slow. But just how serious is something that is emerging slowly. The HJT-36 should have been in service by now—in fact in June this year—but has slipped all deadlines after a spate of accidents. HAL organised a brainstorming session on November 10 to take stock of the floundering project and chart out a roadmap to get it back on track.

    According to HAL sources, “An interactive and brain storming session was organised with Chairman R.K. Tyagi, under the leadership of T. Suvarna Raju, Director (Design & Development) to review the progress of IJT Project. All officers working on IJT project in various design groups, shops and support departments participated in this session. The initiative was intended at total involvement of officers associated with the Project for clear understanding of the issues and drawing out action plans to overcome the issues with milestones and ensure success of the project. HAL’s Chairman Tyagi said at the meeting that it was imperative that” “we are on the right path for the completion of the project in terms of quality, time, commitments etc”. Various non-technical and technical issues were flagged and noted in the course of the meeting. A roadmap is now in the process of being put together on how to get the project back on track.

    IJT in dire straits, HAL enters brainstorming mode | idrw.org
     
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  3. Sam2012

    Sam2012 Tihar Jail Banned

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    Can anyone post on current status of this project ? will this be scrapped

    Mahindra aerospace, Tata Aerospace, Reliance aerospace & other private companies has to be give chance to produce atleast Trainers , Drones . Keeping all eggs in one basket called HAL is not a right way to go:mad:
     
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    Its 100% true....if there is no large amount (Money) going to babu's pocket that project will go in drain...
     
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    HAL struggling with jet trainer project - The New Indian Express

    and more at

    Tarmak007 -- A bold blog on Indian defence: HAL's struggle with IJT continues; hopes to get IOC in six months; LSP-5 begins test flights
     
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    sob Moderator Moderator

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    How can HAL cry about the IAFs decision to go in for the Pilatus.

    It seems that all claims about HJT 40 were all just claims...
     
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    HAL should collaborate more freely with private companies than keeping their egoistic attitude...........govt should encourage this.Atleast learn this from other countries
     
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    IAF all set to dump HAL’s IJT and will go for Imported Trainer | idrw.org

    After waiting for 14 years , IAF has decided not to wait more for HAL HJT-36 Sitara , after it failed to meet deadline for IOC ( Initial operational clearance ) last month . with Kiran Mk I and Mk II trainers which currently trains pilots at stage-II have completed their operational airframe life and continuing using them for training younger pilots possess danger to newbie pilots and their Instructors .

    IAF now has asked MOD to let it purchase 24 jets from foreign vendor , since in next two years IAF will start running out of Kiran trainers , IAF had requirements of 74 HJT-36 Sitara but HAL failed to fix design issues which is cropping up with IJT and un- reliability of Russian engine has already lead to crash of one of the prototypes few years back which derailed the program .

    MOD have not responded to IAF's Request yet but Russian have been promoting Yak-130 to IAF for some time now and British BAE who have supplied Hawk AJT are ready to provide downgraded version of Hawk for Indian air force requirements , HAL are yet to comment on this issue and IAF now are planning to built Pilatus PC-7 Mk II in house after HAL refused to build them .

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  9. Kyubi

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    I Still don't get it :mad:!!! why can't HAL rectify the problems faced by HJT sitara??? When Tejas could be built why is it that they are delaying HJT ?? Personally i feel it defies all logic:frusty:... How hard is to rectify structural damage, or replace the NPO saturn engine... Seriously HAL's aircraft building competence is at stake and clearly IAF is using this opportunity to rely on aircrafts of foreign make.
     
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    Lethargic approach of HAL and too much of babu bureaucracy which is prevalent at all levels.
     
  11. Kyubi

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    Seriously i hate this character, isn't he from Gladiator..
    On more serious note i see the character focused here is Commodus which in reality is very much akin to IAF ..plz note i dont mean to character assassinate IAF but merely in retrospect to the "GIF ". Here we find Commodus aka IAF showing a thumbs down sign to HAL with a cynicism that really threatens HAL's competence......
     
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    You are right!

    Perfectly executed post martam! :thumb: Are you a doctor by any chance? :)
     
  13. Kyubi

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    No mate a :car: engineer
     
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