- Mar 5, 2019
Are you even aware that the funds for initial prototypes has been sanctioned way back before 2015 and the most expensive part with the longest lead time - the engines has already reached Bangalore during 2016? It is the same funds that are being used with HAL. Remaining funds will come as the work progress. Nobody is beancounting here. The standard way any program is funded is followed. Initially the prototypes and as things progress, funds will followThats not how u would want to build things quickly and we want to build mk2 quickly.
Im sure u have heard of components that have long build times that need to be ordered much before u start building a prototype...can't have that with piecemeal funds.
Besides all that mk2 will mostly have modified version of proven tech from lca program..so much less risky any modifications req can be done on the go like kfx ...beancounting funds will get u programs delayed by decades