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Great. U can answer the query. GaAs or GaN... which require more power to operate and why? Let me be more clear. If we have 1000 TRM Aesa of GaAs and GaN... which will need higher thrust engine for optimal performance?
I am working on optical applications of GaN not microwave but as far as I Know GaN has much better efficiency than GaAs and it does not require any additional cooling systems like in GaAs array.
 

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I am working on optical applications of GaN not microwave but as far as I Know GaN has much better efficiency than GaAs and it does not require any additional cooling systems like in GaAs array.
Ok just correct me in my basic understanding. Since eV gap for GaN is high, More power is required for e- to jump over right? Number and flow of e- is better in GaN as moslecule are smaller so larger space available and more molecules can be packed so more free e-. thus losses will be less and efficiency better. Heat dissipation reason I can't figure out. But if what I mentioned above is right then GaN should require more Power right?
 

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That don't matter anymore tbh , it's made to counter f 16 of their , but yeah it would fry f 16 model they have , if it would be block V we would have tough competition but theirs will be not too hard to get ,no aesa ,no proper bvr , sfdr fired at 70 km will eat them up .
For their F-16 even MK1A is more then enough with AESA radar and Astra Mk-2 missile both will have longer range compared to any system available to Porkies. Also don't forget lower RCS of Tejas compared to F-16.
 

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Shouldn’t GaN based AESA radar have more T/R Modules? I don’t think this 992 T/R Module AESA radar will use GaN. LCA Mk2 was never supposed to have GaN based AESA Radar.
GaN tech is almost ready. By 2025 we should have a fully developed GaN based radar ready for Fighter aircrafts. Tejas MK-2 will only enter production after that.

BTW now it's not LCA but MWF :p
 

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For their F-16 even MK1A is more then enough with AESA radar and Astra Mk-2 missile both will have longer range compared to any system available to Porkies. Also don't forget lower RCS of Tejas compared to F-16.
F 16 and tejas may see each other in loint defence role ,but mk2 will see in a saturated environment with other fighter too , so it's better manuverability , high thrust , more missile carrying will show real benefits
 

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For SWiFT,it has already taken it's first flight according to him using NPO Saturn engine.
More SWiFTs are planned and for ghatak kaveri parts are sending and it may see it's first flight soon.
DRDO/ADE is tight lipped about the info,hence very little to gather.
And the flight happened this year only few months back.
Regarding where the flight test happen,he said he can't exactly say but maybe via a runway in oddisha operated by DRDO/ADE.

But according to me
It's flight happened in it chitradurga Aeronautical test range.
In April you would've heard the news that chitradurga's runway has been extended by DRDO to 3.3km,probably for this test only?
And would've done earlier,as open-source based sattelites takes time to provide latest data/imagery

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