- Aug 17, 2021
No way in hell IAF agrees so easily within a year. This platform will be a serious capability dependence for them, we must expect iterations, improvement, redevelopment. HAL has committed for the first flight in 2023, even if the development trials are merged with user trials don't expect the iterations to be finished and a refined product to be presented within the same year.What if contract is signed in 2024?
The best-case scenario looks like- IAF will wait for Rafale F4 to fly and then keep the paperwork ready to place 2-3 squadron worth order. Tejas Mk2 realistically looks coming only after 2026-27.