LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

DumbPilot

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Whenever someone talks about a fighter's "nose", for some reason this clip is all I can think of:-

Famous last words of the Pakistani pilot: "Oh.......look at that! Look at that nose! Wow! <orgasms>"

The one you linked is a dogfight video, but I wish growling sidewinder had better BVR tactics in his videos. Would make it a lot more interesting to watch.
 

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Nah after the recent reports of RD-33 engines (chinese made) cracking and half of the fleet being grounded, I think nobody wants to touch it with a ten foot pole.
You guys like HAL are living in dream world, no way the Empire will allow the use of its GE engines by an enemy state (Argentina British Falkland). How can you be so naive
 

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You guys like HAL are living in dream world, no way the Empire will allow the use of its GE engines by an enemy state (Argentina British Falkland). How can you be so naive
The US already expressed its intentions to help the FAA get a "western" fighter, this includes the Tejas. And it would be a lot more bold to let the chinese put their fighters, gain influence and start creating tension on the South Atlantic in efforts to divert AUKUS forces off the pacific.
 

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Some bad news for LCA:
Argentina eyes $664 million for fighter jets:


“…the aircraft types already assessed and under consideration as potential solutions, including the JF-17, F-16, Tejas, by India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd; and MiG-35.

…The Tejas could prove cost-effective, but its original radar is partly of British origin, its in-flight refueling system is of British design and its ejection seat comes from British company Martin-Baker. While the radar could be replaced, swapping out the in-flight refueling system would be more complex, as it might require structural intervention. And replacing the ejection seat would require an expensive redesign of the cabin.

A senior military officer…said of the four aircraft listed by the government that it’s unlikely Argentina will choose the MiG-35 because of “political and logistical” reasons. The source felt similarly about the Tejas “because to replace components that can be vetoed by the British would be very expensive, beyond what the Argentine government is willing and can spend.

“The Argentine Air Force would rather prefer the [Lockheed Martin] F-16, but the U.S. government does not help with it, as it is only willing to authorize a sale under very restrictive conditions,” the officer told Defense News.

“All of this plays in the favor of the procurement of the Chinese JF-17/FC-1 fighter jet, a machine that has no British components or parts, not even a screw.”

 
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Some bad news for LCA:
Argentina eyes $664 million for fighter jets:


“…the aircraft types already assessed and under consideration as potential solutions, including the JF-17, F-16, Tejas, by India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd; and MiG-35.

…The Tejas could prove cost-effective, but its original radar is partly of British origin, its in-flight refueling system is of British design and its ejection seat comes from British company Martin-Baker. While the radar could be replaced, swapping out the in-flight refueling system would be more complex, as it might require structural intervention. And replacing the ejection seat would require an expensive redesign of the cabin.

A senior military officer…said of the four aircraft listed by the government that it’s unlikely Argentina will choose the MiG-35 because of “political and logistical” reasons. The source felt similarly about the Tejas “because to replace components that can be vetoed by the British would be very expensive, beyond what the Argentine government is willing and can spend.

“The Argentine Air Force would rather prefer the [Lockheed Martin] F-16, but the U.S. government does not help with it, as it is only willing to authorize a sale under very restrictive conditions,” the officer told Defense News.

“All of this plays in the favor of the procurement of the Chinese JF-17/FC-1 fighter jet, a machine that has no British components or parts, not even a screw.”

By radar they mean Radome , right ?

Jf-17 also doesn't have operational in-flight refueller, we barely see it's pics with probe at all.

We can somehow replace MB seats with Russian ones that we have in su-30 etc. Hopefully dimensions will fit.
It's a level playing field now.
 

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“All of this plays in the favor of the procurement of the Chinese JF-17/FC-1 fighter jet, a machine that has no British components or parts, not even a screw.”
??
Just a day before yesterday the Argentinian Air Chief was saying JF-17's logistic support was a big question mark. Maybe they are playing the competitors off against each other- nothing wrong with that. Their ideal buy (for price & punch) seems to be used F-16s from US excess stocks if the Americans allows them all the weapons they want.


Meanwhile Tejas in Egypt-


Report: Egypt which is in talks with India for licensed manufacture of Tejas Mk1A has chosen the Egyptian state owned company, Arab Organization for Industrialization (API) as the potential licensed manufacturer.
 

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