Hindustan Trainer HTT-40

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  1. HariPrasad-1

    HariPrasad-1 Senior Member Senior Member

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    I watched the video of this plane. It seems that it has a great climb rate. It appeared very nice and docent.
     
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  2. kstriya

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    We should develop an arm variant of HTT 40 and give some to Afghanistan. Also we can use it yo provide CAS to our armoured regiment.
     
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    No i think that armed version of sitara shall be fine.
     
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    Agree but this could be an option for Afghanistan!
     
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    Will induct indigenous HTT 40 planes in large numbers: IAF chief

    Indian Air Force will induct indigenous HTT 40 basic trainers in “large numbers”, which will boost the domestic capability although it was earlier keen for a Swiss aircraft.

    The country was looking at having a fighter aircraft under ‘Make in India’ initiative which will be a “big ticket project”, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Raha said at a seminar on Thursday.

    Talking about the opportunities in the aviation sector, especially for domestic companies, he said, “IAF will induct HTT 40 basic trainers in large numbers soon”.

    Defence sources said the IAF has committed to purchasing at least 70 of these aircraft.

    The Hindustan Turbo Trainer-40 (HTT-40) had on May 31 made its maiden flight after much delay.

    The aircraft, the prototype of which was rolled out in January, is aimed at being used for the first stage training of all flying cadets of the three services.

    While the HTT-40 programme was almost junked during UPA rule, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar pursued both IAF and HAL to ensure development of the trainer.

    IAF had blocked funding for the HTT-40 by telling the Defence Ministry that the aircraft would be “too expensive, heavy and that it will not meet their need”.

    IAF had backed a Swiss trainer, the Pilatus PC-7 Mark II.

    The Air Force had purchased 75 of Pilatus in 2012 under a controversial deal but the requirement was for over 106 more planes.

    Parrikar had cut this down and cleared a plan to purchase another 38 of Pilatus aircraft. However, the contract is still stuck on pricing issues.

    Raha also said maintenance and rehaul facilities of aircraft and its engines is still in infancy in India and it needs to grow. He said the private sector should get into it.

    The IAF chief reminded those present at the seminar that there is a lot of opportunities because of the legacy of aircraft that the force operates.

    http://indianexpress.com/article/in...40-planes-in-large-numbers-iaf-chief-3007990/
     
  6. Saichand K

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    As far as I know the spin tests of sitara is not successful. Again. So for now, it has hit a temporary road block.
     
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    IAF wants fully glass cockpit and certain more gadgets ..
     
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    MEET THE HTT 40 - NEWS9



    Published on Jun 18, 2016
     
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    Superb landing ..

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  10. G10

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    Any updates on testing? Is hal making more prototypes?
     
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    I think it's the colour of the primer used to protect it against rusting.
     
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    now with one ex-IAF chief in the dock, the pressure is on Arup Raha to behave,
    Next is NAK Browne for Pilatus and other misdeeds
     
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    Does India have any indigenous IRST (Infra red search and tracking system )development program
     
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    lupgain Offence is best defense

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    Once Bitten, HAL Pushes Spin Kit On Basic Trainer

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    With it's prized HJT-36 intermediate jet trainer in the doldrums after failing to prove capable of stall-and-spin maneouvers (and forcing the Indian Air Force to consider reformatting its training curriculum) India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) is looking to pre-empt similar damage on its newest fixed wing in the skies, the HTT-40 propeller trainer, which made its first flight last year and is looking to complete certification in two years. Looking to meet an order of nearly 200 aircraft to meet an expansive Indian Air Force & Indian Navy basic training requirement, HAL has officially accorded priority to stall/spin trials on the HTT-40.

    Earlier this month, in an announcement of its interest, HAL has laid bare the urgency of integrating an Anti-Spin Parachute System (ASPS) on the HTT-40 platform, a certain indication that it is wary of what happened with its HJT-36 programme. In its invitation to global firms, HAL says:

    “Considering the strict time lines HAL has committed itself for certification of the aircraft, the design team recognizes that stall/spin flight trials are to be taken up on priority. However, it is a mandatory requirement from certifying agencies that prototype aircraft should be fitted with anti-spin parachute system (ASPS) before stall/spin flight trials are undertaken. In this respect HAL is considering engagement of an OEM to design, develop and install the entire suite of components required for anti-spin parachute system in the shortest possible time. Broad technical specifications are given in Annexure-1, which can be jointly finalized after results of rotary balance tests at Onera, France.”

    Wind tunnel testing of the HTT-40 at the Onera aerospace laboratory in France is currently underway, and HAL will be looking to speed things along for good reason — the airframer has committed to certifying the HTT-40 with three prototypes by the beginning of 2018 to begin deliveries possibly later that year to the Indian Air Force.

    A senior HAL manager told Livefist, “There is no question of any delays in this programme as it pertains to basic training, for which there is no replacement. It was possible to make alternative arrangements for Stage-II training, but nothing can replace ab-initio part of the curriculum. HAL has no choice but to ensure it meets the timelines and proves all safety and recovery capabilities within that timeframe. It will be a blow to customer confidence if that is not achieved.



    Intermediate (or Stage-II) training, the first jet training that pilot cadets undergo in the Indian military flying curriculum, is all but dead (This despite an irritated IAF in 2014 publishing interest in acquiring an intermediate jet trainer from abroad). A combination of factors — chiefly the failure of HAL’s HJT-36 to prove itself and become available on time — has compelled the Indian Air Force to rejig the time its pilots spend on types, now dividing that time between the PC-7 Mk.II propeller trainers for basic and intermediate flying and the Hawk Mk.132s for lead-in training.
     
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    If this anti spin kit is used on HAL Sitara will the problem be solved
     
  18. lupgain

    lupgain Offence is best defense

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    Brother it was never about capability, it was always about interests and sincerity, if we will do that international players would loose their market...common LCA has that stuff already integrated into it..is it impossible to be done an serious question to be asked to the leaders, Conflict of interests is what is stopping it from getting it done


     
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    So sad, what u said is the truth , people want the ijt Sitara to die so it didn't get this kit
     
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    IJT has statisfactorily completed the CRUCIAL test

     

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