Now why I'm putting it in lca thread.Here is some info about jags and harpoon.
Disagree. Yes not very useful for ground-attack, but has effect in A2A. Don't we talk about how much RCS gets added to an armed compared to clean configuration jet, making Tejas’s low profile & composite body less relevant?!And only for air to air there won't be much difference with or without pods .
In such configuration rcs is already upwards 3-4 sq m. Which will be detected from modern radars at hundreds of km away.Disagree. Yes not very useful for ground-attack, but has effect in A2A. Don't we talk about how much RCS gets added to an armed compared to clean configuration jet, making Tejas’s low profile & composite body less relevant?!
So just consider it as quad-rack instead of the dual-rack. Except it also reduces extra pylon weight, net drag & RCS... by freeing up other pylons while hiding the AAMs.
I think that's a very significant difference, maybe even game-changing advantage.
These two (pretend those are weapons pods) are carrying same payload of 8 missiles each. They. Won't. Have. Same. RCS. View attachment 49243View attachment 49244
Maybe carrying on seperate pylons, but enclosed in stealthy pod/s?.. Doubtful.In such configuration rcs is already upwards 3-4 sq m...
...In open skies lca with 6 aam or pods will be similarly visible.
2nd is already inducted. You mean 3rd.And idea when the second foc tejas is coming out for taxi trials..?
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Published May 15, 2020 | By admin SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG State-owned HAL after lockdown has commenced its operations and production line of indigenous LCA-Tejas MK1 fighter jet was restarted but as per media reports it is not moving at the pace like before and the supply of some of the components from foreign suppliers are also hit due to Chinese virus situation. SP-21 which now has been given new tail number SP-17 will be carrying out a few more mandatory flight test before it is handed over to IAF and SP-22 (SP-18) which has completed its integration and currently has been moved to Paint workshop to get a new paint coat before it commences Low and High-speed trial before it is cleared for the first flight by the first week of June. SP-23 (SP-19) and SP-24 (SP-19) both are almost 80% and 70 % ready but are waiting for the supply of a few components that will push their first flights to July. Work on SP-25 (SP-20) is almost halted and likely to resume in June, while the assemble jig already has SP-31 (SP-26) for the integration work but the slow pace will affect the original delivery schedule. Delays in delivery of first four FOC Cerftited Tejas Mk1 will also delay the creation of the Second Squadron of the LCA-Tejas in IAF which was initially planned in April, now likely in August or September.
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Sp-22 was the second aircraft ? When did the first flight happen ?2nd is already inducted. You mean 3rd.
If any of us had anything we'd have shared it already. But sorry buddy, no clue. 3rd & 4th are apparently getting software & final touches. 5th & 6th in advanced assembly.
There was this...
This was SP-22.Sp-22 was the second aircraft ? When did the first flight happen ?
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