LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

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What?.. It already fires Derby-ER. So no Astra for Tejas (just as I predicted), or is it coming?
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Derby er fired ?

Not a single source from drdo or govt of India mentioned it
Rather they mentioned derby with enhanced capability

Enhanced capability doesn't means enhanced range
It might be more jam proof than the previous one

Bdw I can say astra is coming with tejas
 

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Derby er fired ?

Not a single source from drdo or govt of India mentioned it
Rather they mentioned derby with enhanced capability

Enhanced capability doesn't means enhanced range
It might be more jam proof than the previous one

Bdw I can say astra is coming with tejas
Bdw both python 5 and derby i
Are available to iaf in spyder sam
But till now as I know derby er was only tested from ground based systems
I have not come with any article where derby er fired from fighter jets
 

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I did a 2 + 2 = 4... There's no news of a jam-proof Derby recently.

Instead we've had these..
India's Air Force Mulls Arming Su-30MKI Fleet With I-Derby Extended Range Missiles
04-Jun-2019 — The extended range variant of the missile, manufactured by Israeli defense contractor Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, is fitted with a fire-and-forget guidance
Astra mk2 will be ready with in 2 years
So I believe there is no need of derby er
Also I asked someone he said derby er not fired. From Tejas
Let's see
 

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4 Tejas foc are ready to be delivered will be in July only

Bdw another interesting thing is happening with tejas , obviously for mk1a program
So Tejas can fire 2 ccms
And 1 bvr ...

And astra in line

Bdw what more you expect from a light aircraft
Ok. So 1 BVR ( so far derby / ER) and 2 CCM is enough for which roles ?
 

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Ok. So 1 BVR ( so far derby / ER) and 2 CCM is enough for which roles ?
For the role of MiG-21 , interception
Can do ground attack with lgbs , dumb bombs
And it had a score par of jaguar in ground attack in gaganshakti

Bdw I was unable to understand your question properly,
Mirage 2000 only fires one missile
Mica ir and mica rf

Most of the fighter s with iaf , fires r73 as CCM

Where as Tejas can fire r 73 and at the same time python 5
And. Python 5 belived to be a better CCM than r73
Astra integration was going on ,the day Tejas fires astra ,it will have a aim 120 c. Equivalent bvr.
 

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For the role of MiG-21 , interception
Can do ground attack with lgbs , dumb bombs
And it had a score par of jaguar in ground attack in gaganshakti

Bdw I was unable to understand your question properly,
Mirage 2000 only fires one missile
Mica ir and mica rf

Most of the fighter s with iaf , fires r73 as CCM

Where as Tejas can fire r 73 and at the same time python 5
And. Python 5 belived to be a better CCM than r73
Astra integration was going on ,the day Tejas fires astra ,it will have a aim 120 c. Equivalent bvr.
In the era of BVR warfare or short shooting skirmishes ( like balakot) just having 1 BVR ( number not type) won't be sufficient.
 

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Arey

Arey bhai I have said Tejas can fire one bvr type
Bdw Tejas now can carry 2 bvrs and 2 ccms
At a time
Effort s is on to equip with 4 bvrs and 2 ccms

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Twin launcher ??
 

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Not
4 bvrs in 4 stations
2 ccms in 2 stations

Total 6. Station s occupied
Tejas has 8 stations
7 for weapons one for ldp
Isn't one drop tank on 7 th station be too low kf fuel for combat .

Or can't we add one ccm and one bvr on a twin launcher
 

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How about loitering time ? Can we do CAP missions with internal fuel and one tank. ?
Well, the interception mission on 27th Feb took only 4 minutes to make contact. Assuming all the internal the fuel in reserve for afterburnered dogfighting, I'd assume it can loiter for nearly an hour or 45min on the 580kg fuel of the central DT.
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Role
Tejas will have 2 bvrs 2 ccms
And 2*1200ltr tank
Bdw Tejas will have 2 bvrs and 2 ccms in interception role
Hell no!.. Most of that fuel will go to waste on jettissoning drop tank. Waaaay too much.

Mig-21 has half that range & its interception mission payload is 1 central-tank + rest missiles, as was on 27th Feb. It is more likely the Tehas will follow that pattern.
 
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