LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

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I hope we get atleast one engine on time.. this jv thing is going on since 90s and specially after 2006-8 but not signed yet.

In my opinion IAF should ask for 116 -119 kn GE f414 engine from the beginning for Tejas and AMCA both and pay for it.

If GTRE/DRDO can get an engine on time good opt for it else continue with GE 414.
Correct me if I am wrong but won't the F414-EPE be an overkill for the MWF? In the sense that its fuel consumption will be so high that range will get limited?
 

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Correct me if I am wrong but won't the F414-EPE be an overkill for the MWF? In the sense that its fuel consumption will be so high that range will get limited?
Overkill why ?

Fuel consumption will be improved in the improved version by 5% so essentially not much effect.

Aircraft in normal scenario don't use their after burner but dry thrust which is a fuel efficient mode.

And Ge F414 series is already a very fuel efficient engine.
 

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Overkill why ?

Fuel consumption will be improved in the improved version by 5% so essentially not much effect.

Aircraft in normal scenario don't use their after burner but dry thrust which is a fuel efficient mode.

And Ge F414 series is already a very fuel efficient engine.
Got it. One more thing: In full afterburner will 120KN thrust be too much for the airframe to handle?
 

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Retd air marshals comment on mk1a orders,


It has long been cleared by IAF and also by MoD. Awaits CCS approval and funding I believe

what's the whole process of procurement of defence equipment? MoD/DAC/CCS blah blah....
 

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So basically "pysa nahi hy re" just as I said earlier... Sab France ko de diya & they shafted us in return.
Don't worry, Pimps here who run for import in their every second sentence, will pay money.
When we import any system/jet/weapon it kills 1 indigenous project directly and 2 indirectly. Later on, we also found import maal insufficient .
Armed forces has became champion of this Vicious cycle, first they order peace meal order after that cry for lots.
 

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Don't worry, Pimps here who run for import in their every second sentence, will pay money.
When we import any system/jet/weapon it kills 1 indigenous project directly and 2 indirectly. Later on, we also found import maal insufficient .
Armed forces has became champion of this Vicious cycle, first they order peace meal order after that cry for lots.
Govt has to be blamed for following military hardware diplomacy. What armed forces can do if any weapon is shoved down their throat for ex.. NASAMS.
 

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Govt has to be blamed for following military hardware diplomacy. What armed forces can do if any weapon is shoved down their throat for ex.. NASAMS.
Actually India govt thankfully is pretty immune to hardware diplomacy... rather to dismay of many of our allies.

NASAM is rejected.
 

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Govt has to be blamed for following military hardware diplomacy. What armed forces can do if any weapon is shoved down their throat for ex.. NASAMS.
Please, don't take it otherwise, people here change opinion on daily basis like, Monday- criticize DRDO, Tuesday- criticize govt. Wednesday- criticize Armed force so on so on.....

But contrary to fact, Government couldn't force even Arjun, Bheem, Nag, LUH, LCH, LCA, riffle, MSCS, Shivalik,..... You just name it.
 

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So mk1a deal is stuck.....but hal is ordering it's subsystems in advance......
Again Ada is pretty much involved in mk1a too
 

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Love the navy in 10 years or so they will have massive Indigenous capability.
Just look at the no of ships that are being built in Indian Shipyard and It will be evident.
Maybe Because most of the systems of navy can’t be imported
 

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What is the range of FOC Tejas ? It has increased because fuel carrying capacity has increased but how much ?
 

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