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Lockheed nod for F-16 wings in India

US aerospace company Lockheed Martin today approved the manufacturing of wings of F-16 fighter jets at the Tata-Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Limited (TLMAL) facility here. The joint venture with Tatas will cater to the global market.


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  • Hyderabad-based Tata-Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Limited (TLMAL) facility has been certified to makeF-16 fighter jet wings
  • Annually, the facility can make 50 pairs of wings, which can carry fuel, perform and fly at ‘9G’ and have 12,000-hour lifespan
The TLMAL facility is spread over 21,000 sq m.


The US firm today formally recognised TLMAL as a potential co-producer of F-16 wings. The facility has the capacity to make 50 pairs of wings a year, Lockheed Martin officials said. A ceremonial event marking the first fighter wing prototype built at the TLMAL facility here was attended by KT Rama Rao, Minister for Industries and Commerce, Telangana.


Aimee Burnett, vice-president (strategy and business development), Lockheed Martin Integrated Fighter Group, termed the wing-making as a “technologically complex aerostructure”.


 

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The launch is a major milestone in the BrahMos development. It clears the system for the serial production of air-version BrahMos missiles within the country. Major airframe assemblies which form the integral part of the Ramjet Engine are indigenously developed by Indian Industry. These include metallic and non-metallic air frame sections comprising Ramjet fuel tank and pneumatic fuel supply system. During the test,the structural integrity and functional performance have been proven. The air version of BrahMos was last flight tested in July 2021.

So not only this starts serial production of bramhos air but also lot's of ramjet parts are now indiginesed . Paves way for totally indigenous ramjet propulsion for upcoming missiles.
 

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India successfully test fires cluster munitions version of Pinaka rocket. Each rocket has 234 bomblets and will be used for area suppression strikes against enemy troop/vehicle concentrations.

All versions of Pinaka (Mk1, Mk2 and guided Pinaka) can be equipped with this warhead.
 

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India successfully test fires cluster munitions version of Pinaka rocket. Each rocket has 234 bomblets and will be used for area suppression strikes against enemy troop/vehicle concentrations.

All versions of Pinaka (Mk1, Mk2 and guided Pinaka) can be equipped with this warhead.
That explains why ~6000 people were evacuated on 7th Dec.
 

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How does the pinaka compare to the rocket artilerry porkis and chinks use?
I don’t think porkis matter to us anyway, talking about chinks then its the same almost, most of their “rockets” having hundreds of kilometres of range are small ballistic missiles.
 

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How does the pinaka compare to the rocket artilerry porkis and chinks use?
Chinese are way ahead of us in rocket artillery. They have every kind of rocket artillery with all kind of warhead you can think of. They even have 300/400 km range MLRS. And about the pakis, well what china have they can have it too
 

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