LCA TEJAS MK1 & MK1A: News and Discussion

abingdonboy

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NO WAY. Congress will never accept.
Indeed. India does get a lot of exceptions these days despite not being in NATO or a treaty ally of the US (CAATSA pass for the S400, only non-NATO nation to be offered the MQ9B, co-production of certain cutting edge tech) but they’ll never handover IP to India- no nation will but the US is especially fickle and tricky as far as end user agreements go
 

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NO WAY. Congress will never accept.
Everyone on this forum was saying the same about the vanilla F414 engine not so far back! The game has moved forward from then, read iCET. US has pointedly promised us everything we demanded few years back in the now defunct DTTI (same spiel of Congress, sensitive tech transfer laws etc were quoted then). In the end it is all just business, if it's moneywise US will jump hoops and make it happen. Besides US has moved on to ADVENT & RDE engines so we will be getting two generations old technology by US standards- still very contemporary for the rest of the world. & US knows a thing or two about making money- if they smell a good deal they will not let it go. Juxtapose that with the sheer number of engines we need from Mk2 onward and it's easy to see how this will play out.


I know they will cry corruption again, it is a party led by a clown
The congress party is no good
Congress can cry all they want. They don't have the necessary weight anymore.
Who cares about the clowns at INC? @BON PLAN meant the US Congress.
 
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Everyone on this forum was saying the same about the vanilla F414 engine not so far back! The game has moved forward from then, read iCET. US has pointedly promised us everything we demanded few years back in the now defunct DTTI (same spiel of Congress, sensitive tech transfer laws etc were quoted then). In the end it is all just business, if it's moneywise US will jump hoops and make it happen. Besides US has moved on to ADVENT & RDE engines so we will be getting two generations old technology by US standards- still very contemporary for the rest of the world. & US knows a thing or two about making money- if they smell a good deal they will not let it go. Juxtapose that with the sheer number of engines we need from Mk2 onward and it's easy to see how this will play out.





Who cares about the clowns at INC? @BON PLAN meant the US Congress.
Local assembly is not the same as IPR, the US is happy to sell almost anything they have to India (barring the stuff they won’t sell to anyone) but the 125KN engine is a JV that is meant to have certain IPR sharing, the US structurally cannot permit this

thinking otherwise is pure fantasy
 

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“As far as LCA and other type of aircrafts are concerned, in every Air Force, we will have to have a mix of all types of aircrafts because every aircraft has a certain role. You cannot have all aircrafts of one class. As far as LCA is concerned, it does fit in. We have to remember that it was designed as a replacement for MIG-21. The aircraft has come up quite well. It is meeting those requirements quite well. Yes, if you ask, everybody would like to have all FifthGeneration aircrafts. But we have to see what we can get, what is available in the market. We also have to see what will happen tomorrow. If we keep buying them from the open market in the world, we will never become self-reliant. So, we need to give a push to our own industry also. We need to hold their hands and Air Force is committed towards that. We will make a happy mix and that is why we are going in for MRFA contract for 114 aircrafts. It was, actually, 8 squadron of LCA and MRFA”.
 

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