Indian Navy Tejas LCA MK 2

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  1. SajeevJino

    SajeevJino Long walk Elite Member

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    Naval LCA MK-2 will be ready before INS Vikrant goes to Sea trials


    Naval LCA MK-2 will be ready before INS Vikrant Goes to sea trials somewhere around end of 2016, with launch of INS Vikrant, there is considerable amount of pressure of ADA and HAL to deliver Naval LCA MK-2 by the time INS Vikrant is ready for sea trials.


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    Naval LCA MK-2 according to sources will likely have its first flight by end of 2015 or mid 2016 and will be ready to carry out landing on decks of INS Vikrant by 2017; Navy has requirements for 46 MK-2 aircrafts which will be powered by General Electric’s F414-GE-INS6 engine with 98 kN of thrust and refined aerodynamics. INS Vikrant has been designed with a separate aircraft lift and maintenance facilities for the LCA, in addition to facilities for the MiG-29K.

    Navy already has placed orders for 6 Naval LCA MK-1 which will be used to carry out testing on its shore-based test facility which has come up at INS Hansa Naval base in Goa. SBTF in Goa replicates an aircraft carrier deck on ground, complete with arrested recovery and a ski jump for takeoff. This facility, which is expected to be operational by end of 2013, will be used for certifying Naval LCA Pilots before actually flying off an aircraft carrier. Naval LCA MK-1 will also be used for pilot training and for training maintenance crews.

    The LCA Navy NP-1, which has been grounded for one year now, after just four flights which started in April last year, could take to the skies again later this year after major modification to its landing gear, NP2 which is a Single-seat variant is already under construction and will be ready for first flight after NP-1 is back in air. There has been considerable amount of delays in building NP-2 since landing gear changes involved significant amount of re-engineering but NP2 will feature fully redesigned landing gear and other changes before its first flight


    Naval LCA MK-2 will be ready before INS Vikrant goes to Sea trials: Source | idrw.org
     
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    What will be the thrust numbers for it's engines?

    Same as that of IAF mk-2 or a bit more power to cater to carrier version?
     
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    According to the Article

     
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    Dovah Untermensch Senior Member

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    Someone correct the title please.
     
  6. Somreet Bhattacharya

    Somreet Bhattacharya Regular Member

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    I am skeptical now, the moment ADA or someone makes tall promises it goes down the drain...call it my superstition...why can't they keep it under wraps and show the final product..e.g look at the Arihant..
     
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