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  1. IndianHawk

    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    Looks so sleek just beautiful ❤️
  2. IndianHawk

    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    12-15 years on our own. 10 years if we get real tot from France ( which usually never happens but may happen if we pay a lot since west is moving on to next gen engines. ). 5 -7 yes if we get to a joint venture in which IP of core tech is held by foreign partner but we have total manufacturing...
  3. IndianHawk

    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    Uk doesn't even have an aesa in eurofighter as of now. EU doesn't have any stealth fighter jet program which may see induction before 2045 . They are not that advanced. USA is in different league.
  4. IndianHawk

    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    Russian engine as of now are generation behind western ones. Good thing is that we are moving forward with Western origin enegine now mostly.
  5. IndianHawk

    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    This was blamed on lack of spares maintened by HAL because iaf didn't funded them. Parikkar sorted it and availability increased significantly.
  6. IndianHawk

    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    Source is Normal Derby missiles range itself which is 50-60 km only . Now dual pulse in Derby ER provides additional energy for end game within this range hence making this 50-60 km range as NEZ for Derby ER. Because now two motors will fire within this range. Extrapolate these figures for...
  7. IndianHawk

    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    Meteor nez is more than 100 km and Derby ER nez is greater than 60km.
  8. IndianHawk

    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    I wrote astra mk2. Which is dual pulse same as PL15.
  9. IndianHawk

    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    Against fighter jets only no escape zone matters which is well within mk1a radar range. Against bigger Targets radar range also increase.
  10. IndianHawk

    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    Meteor can hit awacs and transporters at 300+ km away. Against fighter jets it's NEZ is about 100+ km. Mk1a uttam will have range of about 150 km against small fighter jets so it can utilise meteor well enough. And similarly against awacs and transporters mk1a may have detection range above...
  11. IndianHawk

    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    IAF may be content with astra mk2 for mk1a but option of meteor may be crucial for export clients.
  12. IndianHawk

    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    Astra mk3 will only be available after 2025-26. There is no issues in integrating meteor with uttam other than costs.
  13. IndianHawk

    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    They have said no to Israeli radar . Mk1a with Uttam radar can get meteor just like Korean KFX is getting meteor.
  14. IndianHawk

    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    Once enemy is within ambit of dogfight IRST is anyway useless. There is more monetary lose with irst drop tanks. But chances of it are rare and only one jet may carry it in a party of 3-4 jets.
  15. IndianHawk

    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    RWR is going to be an evolution of drishti digital rwr. Maws is being developed for su30mki as a pylon based maws. ( Mk2 will have internal maws) . Jammer is from elta Israel. Probably 8222.
  16. IndianHawk

    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    It will probably be integrated with a drop tanks so that pylon / hard point is not wasted. Here is f18 with similar set-up. Notice the irst on centre droptank.
  17. IndianHawk

    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    Mk1a can then get pod based irst .
  18. IndianHawk

    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    Uttam will come from 21st mk1a . First 20 will have elta 2052 . Uttam paved way for meteor integration with mk1a.
  19. IndianHawk

    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    Derby ER will come faster to counter pl15E. But I think Derby ER is already here and hence why porks are so eager for pl15E. From Janes report= The Python 5 test-firings were the last in a series of missile trials designed to validate the aircraft’s performance under “extremely challenging...
  20. IndianHawk

    LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

    Tejas is still ahead with respect to fly by wire as it has quadruplex digital fly by wire. Mk1a is also getting sensor fusion. It will get pylon based maws later . Similarly Derby ER test remains in vauge as of now . Janes reported It but IAF is mute. Mk1a also has refueling probe over jf17...
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