Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by Prashant12, Dec 14, 2015.
If we get 40kn dry thrust engine then we can try double engine lca , what do you think!?
Saras is a flaw right from the drawing board, it has design issue so probably further research on Saras may have been scrapped.
What happened to our desi engine on our Nirbhay CM
It is almost done as per saurav Jha in one of his twit.
Ohh maybe my knowledge is kinda out dated. Btw any news about nirbhay mating with a desi turbofan?
Project has been revived. Over that, India will commit production of Sukhoi Superjet 100 to further gain skills.
R.K. Tyagi has mentioned an airliner under development, other than Saras. I don't know if it's RTA-70/90 or a new project.
Does somebody know about it?
Ground tests for indigenous turbofan engine has been completed and integration is underway. Given failures occurred last time, there won't be any hurry in tests.
May be when it is operational.
Are you referring to this? http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...indigenous-passenger-plane/article5574471.ece I guess it is an old news and the latest is this.
By what means you say that? I said it's other than Saras and may or may not be RTA.
Statement comes a couple of days ago (not 2014), means there's an indigenous project underway other than Saras.
Here is the thread where all the info over Indian civil (not strictly) is compiled.
Dear what are you talking about? This is roughly one year old news. (And this link is unrelated to your previous one.)
For this link:
And for indigenous aircraft:
As per the latest news, HAL will do joint production of MS-21, Il-114 or some similar aircraft and an indigenous one is planned to be in service in less a decade as well.
Now, honestly say, you opened the links or just responded on my statements?
The two links are not related to each other, except for the fact that they try to answer your questions & doubts . Since you had mentioned Mr. Tyagi's comments on a passenger jet, it reminded my of a book mark that I had on his plans for a passenger jet when he was the chairman and shared it with you.
Even in the link that you just shared as latest, Tyagi is probably referring to the same project in the Hindu story when he says preliminary studies have already been done.
The reason I shared the second link was to answer your question if it was RTA 70. The business standard link clearly mentions that it is NOT RTA 70 and that the RTA project has been scrapped due to funding issues.
The recent statement from Mr. Tyagi is a mere RECOMMENDATION / SUGGESTION to the students in the university where he received his Hon doctorate and / or current HAL chairman and/or the govt. I do not think it can be taken as an update. The last reliable and official update was that HAL is looking for a foreign partner as mentioned in my second link.
Regarding Ilushin's offer, I do not think this is in any way related to HAL's original plans. As per original plan, they are trying to design and build a 70 seater passenger jet, with some foreign collaboration. Whereas, this new offer is a proposal by Russia to set up a production line in India for their 52 seater. http://www.ruaviation.com/news/2016/8/23/6594/?h I will wait and watch if this is what HAL would use as its foreign partner for their indigenous passenger jet.
Regardless of which foreign country we collaborate, we cannot become self reliant if we do not invest money, energy and all our man power on developing atleast half a dozen, different, reliable jet engines. That is the need of the hour.
Not suitable for a twin engine LCA, but we can develop a twin engine light Combat Aircraft Trainer. I already mentioned about that possibility here. http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/threads/htfe-25-hals-25-kn-aero-engine.74454/#post-1122621
Something that can compete with this!
Well, my issue was latest update about you said. So, as per the news, MS-21 or Ilyushin 114 for production and another indigenous one which Tyagi mentioned again, could be ready in 5-7 years.
But I didn't remember that I said without foreign collaboration. It's obvious in Aviation sector for me.where we still import more than 40% of stuff.
So you're advocating retiring the Jaguar because it doesn't LOOK good?
Or because no other country operates them?
Jaguar is already under upgradation. IAF is upgrading 120+ jaguars already under DARIN3 project. http://www.business-standard.com/ar...upgraded-jaguar-darin-iii-112112900079_1.html
It has already planned to phase out these jets by 2030. I just meant that we do not have to spend anymore time and money on this and it should go after the planned duration. It has its own limitations and there is a limit to which we can spend money on upgrading it. India is the only country that has stretched its saturation point with these committed upgrades. Why should we license produce an aircraft and upgrade it with more money, when we can produce our own 4.5 gen jets at the same or even cheaper costs?
No more production of new Jaguars is going on.
Most Jaguars are already at DARIN 3 standard.
The upgrade they are going through is the changing of the engine to the Honeywell.
Producing our own 4.5 gen strike fighters is still some time away.
And if you think the Jaguar is obsolete, then I'll tell you that India has always operated the most advanced variant of the Jaguar anywhere in the world even when they were serving with RAF and Armee Del Air.
My best friend's dad commanded the No. 5 Tuskers and No.16 Cobras squadron and I'll quote him. He said that for its intended role of deep penetration strike, their isn't a better platform for than the Jaguars in the IAF.
perhaps the only aircraft better than it is the Panavia Tornado, and that too because of its variable geometry design.
Coming from someone with more than 10000hrs on the Jaguar and a tenure at TACDE, I'll take his words to be sacrosanct.
I think you didn't understand what Certified Gipsy is trying to say.
No doubt Jaguar is a good aircraft and once you take out the nicks in a system it's pretty robust platfrom in case of Jaguar but then Jaguar is at it's last leg and will start getting phased out soon, so is the upgrading cost at the end of life of a system is justifiable ?
One more thing I would like to add the Certified Gipsy missed is upgrading has it's own set of problems now those have to sorted out too, rarely I have seen an upgrade without any issue.
A derivative of HTEF 25 is in making with higher thrust may be in range of 35 to 40 KN. when this is made, we shall be able to power Jaguar and twin engine tejas with that and that will give both the planes a big boost in T/W rati. We shall be able to make a Twin engine tejas acceptable to Navy.
We are at a stage where we can rectify all those flaws and make it a worthy plane. What we need is an aggressive perusal of the program.
Interesting slide. Is HAL saying it could re-engine the Hawk & LCH with its own in-development jet & turboshaft engines?
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