Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by sathya, Jul 20, 2011.
I think somewhere I posted the same lets not bring BK in thread.
AFAIK no NLCA is on manufacturing ramp, but It might start by end of this month. Rest will be updated later.
Prototype building will not affect the serial production in any manner. This year HAL already delivered 3 units of LCA and HAL will surely deliver 5 more units,if they continue moving with present speed but if they try to slightly enhance, they can deliver 6 or max 7 units by end of 2017.
Another UPDATE for NLCA
We continue to LCA Navy project. Our share of the budget for LCA was 40%, over INR 600 crores. Paying 40% for LCA Mk2, over INR 300 crores. I need a Dec based fighter by 2020. LCA Navy is nowhere on the horizon. It is underpowered. - Admiral Lanba
"I need a deck based combat capable fighter by 2020 for IAC I, in present state, LCA Navy cannot be operated from deck" - Admiral Lanba
As and when DRDO and ADA develop a deck based fighter we are happy to induct it. - Admiral Lanba
Don't foresee budget problems with 57 carrier borne fighters. We have fixed form and fit of IAC2, conventionally powered, CATOBAR, through deck carrier. - Admiral Lanba
This is very true for NLCA,it need much more powerful engine unlike airforce version.ADA already announced that NLCA mk1 is a pure TD while NLCA mk2 is something they looking forward for.
A really old photo from 2005, showing KH-35, KH-31A and Magic AAM so does PGM ..
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