- Jun 23, 2020
Its camera lens effect, another pic from side angleThe LCD display in F35 cockpit is slightly curved
I'm not sure of the resolution factor but looks same to me especially in the off angleresolution is also better
or both are same?
That's what everyone thinks,in jan idrw reported that mk2/mwfs will incorporate WADs(wide area display) inside the cockpitAMCA's cockpit is going to be a similar variant of Mk2s right?
Guess what is the spec for the F35?Tejas Mk2. MWF-MK2 will be equipped with a high-definition touchscreen Measuring 50x20cm (20x8in) Wide Area Display (WAD)
You said it all...quality totally depends on how the vendors produce a product,it should meet the minimal benchmark set by the customers. Indian media houses are terrible in clicking photos.... yesterday's phenomenal air display was ruined by the DD's cameraman.Its camera lens effect, another pic from side angle
I'm not sure of the resolution factor but looks same to me especially in the off angle
That's what everyone thinks,in jan idrw reported that mk2/mwfs will incorporate WADs(wide area display) inside the cockpit
MWF-MK2 will feature Next Generation Wide Area Display (WAD) Published January 2, 2020 |
By admin SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG The latest Tender documents issued by India’s Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) has asked for Expression of Interest to Vendors who can Design, Test, and Supply 2 Medium Weight Fighter (MWF) full mission simulators, which thereby revealed the final cockpit configuration for the upcoming Medium Weight Fighter (MWF) also still called Internally as Tejas Mk2. MWF-MK2 will be equipped with a high-definition touchscreen Measuring 50x20cm (20x8in) Wide Area Display (WAD) that will allow a redundant and intelligent presentation of information across its entire length, with the capacity to receive inputs from multitask keys, the touchscreen or external interfaces. Using data fusion, it provides the pilot with the information needed and is the main source of flight and mission information in the cockpit. According to 2014 based E-Tender For, the Original plan was to used 2 Multi-Function Displays of size 6x8in and one of 5x5in for the Tejas Mk-2 program but now it seems it has been abandoned. Present LCA-Tejas MK-1 has 3 MFDs in 5x5in along with 2 Smart Standby Display Units (SSDU). Wide Area Display (WAD) is considered as a great step forward in the cockpit display technology with significant operational capability advantages to meet the demands of existing and future threats and also handle high volumes of data, supporting the pilot’s ability to select, launch and guide weapons in perfect coordination. speculation is also that MWF-Mk2 will feature side stick controller like Dassault Rafale and F-35 Lightning II which will help reduce cockpit clutter and won’t directly block critical instruments from the pilot’s view.
idrw.org .Read more at India No 1 Defence News Website https://idrw.org/mwf-mk2-will-feature-the-next-generation-wide-area-display-wad/ .
To begin with, unlike the decidedly crowded, fourthgeneration cockpit of the LCA Tejas, the AMCA cockpit is being developed with a panoramic active-matrix display, of the kind available on American fifth-generation aircraft. Switches, bezels and keypads stand to be replaced with touch screen interfaces and voice commands. What Dr Ghosh’s team wants is for the future IAF pilot to have a helmet-mounted display system that allows the dispensing of a head-up display (HUD) from the cockpit altogether, a revolutionary concept. The Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADA), which oversees the AMCA programme, has asked private industry in the country to explore the feasibility of creating primary panoramic displays and other avionics displays that would befit a fifth-generation cockpit environment. The cockpit, however, is simply one of what is a hugely ambitious technology wishlist that Dr Ghosh and his team are pinning their hopes on for the aircraft they ultimately produce.
Anyhoo,I tag @Steven Rogers for more info on the above things
Reposting from Mk1/Mk1A Thread:
Good opportunity for us to sign tripartite agreement for F414 engines and take firm orders for LCA Mk2 for VPAF, Thai AF, Indonesian AF, Philippines AF, Myanmar AF, and stitch together an anti China alliance.
Design and most subsystems will be Indian. IP of MWF will be Indian.
For other foreign subsystems for which clearance cannot come, there is always a Russian alternative. But I think these will be very minimal.
According to available info only engine will be major foreign component in MWF.
Its Data Links and formidable avionics will be Indian. If D-29 EW suite is anything to go by, DRDOs UEWS will be an excellent piece of kit. Probably in the same category as the Rafale. Here is where i see an opportunity:
If we can sell the LCA Mk2 to the VPAF, or any other country hostile to China (like Indonesia or Philippines), then we can also sell to them the following:
1> Astra Mk1 missile (110 km range)
2> Astra Mk2 missile (160km range)
3> Astra Mk3 SFDR missile (320 km range)
4> Astra IR close quarter combat missile (40km range)
5> SANT missile (20-30km anti tank missile)
6> SAAW anti airfield PGM (120+ km)
7> Rudram 1 anti awacs missile
8> Rudram 2 air to ground missile
9> Rudram 3 air to ground missile (SCALP class missile)
10> Brahmos NG missile (300 km max range under MTCR for exports)
11> Improved Sudarshan class of LGBs with kits for 250kg, 500kg, 1000kg, 1500kg, and 2000kg munitions. Can be configured to be in the class of the Paveway 2, Paveway 3, Spice, and Hammer munitions.
12> DRDO HSLD munition which can be used with the kits from point 11 above.
13> All upcoming Indian targeting and EW pods
14> Current OFB dumb munitions modeled on Russian dumb munitions.
15> Upcoming Indian loyal wingman type drones which whill significantly increase the capability of any aircraft it is paired with.
Once these airforces are locked in with the LCA Mk2, then it automatically creates a market for Indian munition and combat electronics sales. Most countries will prefer single source vendor for end to end solution (i.e India) in order to prevent all hotch-potch and avoid paying for integration costs of other weapons. For example, the Egyptian Rafales are ditto the French ones, whereas ours have India specific mods which are costly.
If these countries, however, want foreign weapons on their aircraft, they have the following to choose:
1> ASRAAM close combat missile from Europe.
2> Meteor missile (If permitted. I last heard they will allow meteor integration with an Indian radar)
3> Python 5 close combat missile from Israel (certified already)
4> Derby medium range missile (110 km class, already certified)
5> R-73 close combat missile from Russia (already certified)
6> R-77 medium range missile from Russia (possibly certified. not sure)
7> KAB series of Russian PGMs in the 250-1500kg class. (certified)
8> OFAB dumb russian munitions (certified)
9> Paveway 2 LGB kit (certified)
10> Griffin LGB kit (certified)
11> Kh-XX series of A2G and anti ship missiles (certified)
12> Spice kit
13> Hammer kit
All these are a TREMENDOUS list of options!! No other aircraft will give this kind of versatility as far as weapon systems are concerned!
Tejas Mk2 will be the only aircraft in the world which can easily integrate Indian, Russian, Israeli, and Western armaments. No other aircraft in the world will offer this diversity.
LCA Mk2 will also offer variety of targeting pods too
1> Upcoming Indian targeting pods
2> Israeli Litening (already integrated and most preferred)
3> French Talios
4> US Sniper pod (good possibility if sold to ME countries)
Also on offer will be missions training systems, pilot training, etc. Not to mention that any country who buys the LCA Mk2 will increase our strategic footprint there. The sale of MWF will pave the way to sell our under development AWACS aircraft too. And other electronics like radars and data links.
Good opportunity for us to make alliances and modernize some air forces at affordable prices. Just imagine a string of nations hostile to the Chinese and armed with a combination of MWFs, ORCAs, and a range of desi munitions. I think we should aggressively pursue this.
Maybe it's out of thin air. However if there is some truth to it then it may mean:Out of thin air....