- May 28, 2016
So he said very clearly that Tejas is thought of as an extension of Mirage. Its was inspired from Mirage 2000C. The Mk2 platform is almost Mirage 2000 but much better in terms of features and avionics.Well worth hindsight from inside IAF from AM RNambi . Well this also clarifies what i had been saying since Defexpo 2020 . All these ORCA TEDBF are all pipe dreams which HAL and ADA are trying to sell to public so that they can put pressure on IAF indirectly if they choose a foreign platform .
AM Nambiar has clearly shown the reality with 100 engineers how the hell ADA is going to design MWF, TEDBF, ORCA and AMCA when they couldn't do full finished job on LCA MK1A till now . Its like biting more than what your gut can digest not only just what you can chew .Which will only delay and stall IAF modernisation plan than anything else .
Dump all these ORCA TEDBF snake oil . Go with MWF full fledged once its completed move to AMCA and possible come up with Naval version of AMCA .If Navy wants push them NLCA with F414 SE option the airframe and design is already validated with so many series of landing/take off from viki .
Order Follow on 36 or 44 more Rafales and close MMRCA. Work on deliver of LCA MK1A and then move ahead with MWF and Finally move to AMCA.