LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

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Not now tho. Both meant for Su-30 & Mig-29... No info on any IRST pod being planned either.
So Su30 will carry the MAWS externally in the pods....is that second pod is 32 element variant or 16,since the later one was meant for the LCA and the former one was for the Su30..
 

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It says on Wiki that the MiG-29 fleet was to be/has been upgraded and life extended. If that is right why would Bangladesh want to replace them?
 

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The are struggling to keep operational their 8 20-year-old Mig-29s. 🙃
Bangladesh has only one adversary and that is Myanmar and because it is no more a democracy hence Bangladesh will try to buy some new toys soon. We bought 83 such planes already taking order to q23 which will gain international confidence for Tejas. We should get serious about export orders.
 

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It says on Wiki that the MiG-29 fleet was to be/has been upgraded and life extended. If that is right why would Bangladesh want to replace them?
They tried that decades back, didn't work out. India now helps them maintain the fleet & they're upgrading. Should be done by now.
 

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They tried that decades back, didn't work out. India now helps them maintain the fleet & they're upgrading. Should be done by now.
Thanks for the info. Do I take it that they are not planning to dispose of their MiG-29 fleet in the near future? If so, I don't see why they would be interested in Mk1A at the moment.
 

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They tried that decades back, didn't work out. India now helps them maintain the fleet & they're upgrading. Should be done by now.
Currently their birds are undergoing upgrade at Belarus.
 

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Bangladesh has only one adversary and that is Myanmar and because it is no more a democracy hence Bangladesh will try to buy some new toys soon. We bought 83 such planes already taking order to q23 which will gain international confidence for Tejas. We should get serious about export orders.
Since Myanmar has ordered FC-1's, Tejas would be an ideal choice for Bangladesh.
 

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Since Myanmar has ordered FC-1's, Tejas would be an ideal choice for Bangladesh.
My thought process exactly...

Plus Myanmar is acquiring Su-30, so there's pressure on BD (although might work against a light fighter like Tejas). IMO, we need to get Flying Bullets to an exercise with them & fuck them like they've haven't been fucked since '71!.. I'm sure Tejas with jammer should have no trouble BVRing some Migs.
 

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Tejas. Will. Never. Carry. Brahmos.

Present air-launched one is 2400kg & the BrahmosNG is to be 1500kg (significant delays, so expect heavier).
Tejas max pylon capacity at 1200kg won't sustain those. The LFRJ is the likely supersonic cruise missile for Mark1A & MWF.
@Bleh , do you still think your statement is true, considering how many times Tejas has been advertised to carry Brahmos? Will they be scaling down Brahmos for operations with Tejas?
 

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@Bleh , do you still think your statement is true, considering how many times Tejas has been advertised to carry Brahmos? Will they be scaling down Brahmos for operations with Tejas?
Unless they're planning on Brahmos-NG being below 1250kg, I don't see how!.. Presently known to be 1500kg.

Aero India 2005, showing Tejas with Sea-Eagle AShM, Super 530D BVRAAM, R-550 MagicII CCM & BGL-400 LGB... NOT. A. SINGLE. ONE. ON. TEJAS. TODAY.
 
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