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Ha finalmente volato la versione navale di questo prodotto "indigeno":
[The debut flight of the Indian navy's first indigenous aircraft carrier-borne fighter may have finally come and gone relatively smoothly, but the program itself seems to be facing more turbulence.

Sixteen months after it was supposed to make its first flight, the prototype of India's first fighter for carrier-deck operations, the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)-Navy, finally took off April 27 from Bengaluru. The 22-min. flight, conducted by two senior test pilots, was officially deemed a success. But relief over the beleaguered prototype finally lifting off will be fleeting. LCA-N Mk.1, ironically, may never actually see service on a carrier deck.
Ma con l'attuale propulsore F-404 risulta sottopotenziato
In February, the defense ministry's acquisition office approved the manufacture of eight limited-series LCA-N airframes, but the navy has all-but-officially decided to fly the Mk.1 only from land. The proposed Mk.2, which is set to have the more powerful F414 engine and is still at least two years away from even prototyping, is likely to be a variant that the navy buys in larger numbers and flies off its future short-takeoff-but-arrested-recovery (Stobar) carriers.

Apart from being underpowered (it flies on a single F404 engine) and therefore unsuitable for Stobar operations, according to navy officials, the Mk.1 has also emerged heavier than the service wanted. Worse still, the fundamental structural hurdles that had delayed the program for so long have not been fully resolved. These include the modified, strengthened landing gear, certain airframe modifications and optimal sink-rate parameters, all of which are being addressed with EADS. With the first flight done, the program team intends to bolster efforts to get the aircraft to meet navy specifications, which the prototype does not.
E sembra che la seconda portaerei indiana sarà dotata di catapulte e non di ski jump, il che aprirebbe le porte a un altra competizione per un caccia navale:
The navy's future fighter requirement will be shaped by the launch mechanism on its second indigenous aircraft carrier. Top navy sources suggest that the service is nearly convinced that a catapult-assisted takeoff, barrier-arrested recovery (Catobar) carrier is the way to go.

Executives with Eurofighter and Gripen, both of which have Stobar concept variants of Typhoon and Gripen fighters, respectively, said that while their fighters theoretically could be modified for catapult launch, the costs involved compared with a potential order would not justify the effort. Should the navy decide to develop its second indigenous flattop as a Catobar carrier, a three-way battle could ensue between the Lockheed Martin F-35C, Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and Dassault Rafale.
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Rispetto alla versione terrestre, il Tejas navalizzato ha goduto di alcune modifiche oltre alla struttura e al carrello rinforzato:
Derived from the Aeronautical Development Agency designed Tejas lightweight fighter already in limited service with the Indian air force, the naval version features a strengthened airframe structure and landing gear, plus an arrestor hook to enable its operation from aircraft carriers.

A leading-edge vortex control surface fitted at the front of the wing will allow for a reduced landing speed, while engine performance and visibility have been enhanced for embarked operations.
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articl ... ut-371235/

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NEW DELHI — India’s Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) has completed weapons trials in preparation for its operational clearance before the end of this year.

The single-seat, single-engine supersonic fighter also underwent flight trials in the western desert state of Rajasthan, a defense ministry official says.

“The bombing runs, which were part of a campaign for the second phase of initial operational clearance (IOC-2) and final operational clearance (FOC), were carried out over [the] last two days at the Pokhran field firing ranges, where India conducted its nuclear tests,” the official says.

The tests were conducted by three LCA aircraft — LSPs 2, 3 and 5 — that deployed a series of weapons, including laser-guided 1000-lb. bombs and unguided bombs, he says. The tests were an extension of the weapons deployment trials that took place in Pokhran last September.
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Si avvicina la prova del 9...

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NEW DELHI — India’s indigenously developed Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) is likely to win its final operational service clearance, following testing as part of an air exercise in February.

The single-seat, single-engine supersonic fighter will be put to the test during the “Iron Feast” exercise to be held in Pokhran in the western Indian state of Rajasthan.

“The Tejas will display its capabilities in the exercise, where its lethality, endurance and precision will be tested, and if the aircraft meets all parameters, its first squadron will be deployed in Bengaluru,” says Air Marshal Anjan Kumar Gogoi, chief of Southwestern Air Command.

The Tejas is designed to carry air-to-air, air-to-surface, precision-guided and standoff weaponry.

As of March, the LCA had undergone more than 1,816 test flights up to speeds of Mach 1.4. Initial Operational Clearance-1 (IOC-1) was achieved in January 2011. According to the Indian defense ministry, the Tejas has undertaken weapon trials, including flights with a laser-guided bomb. Various sensor trials also were conducted early this year. All told, the Tejas program has clocked 1,903 flights, totaling 1,120 hr.

The Indian air force (IAF), which has ordered 40 Tejas Mk-1s from Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), has begun to induct the LCA, according to a ministry official. Out of the 40 aircraft, 20 were ordered under the IOC standards, with the rest under Final Operational Clearance standards. IAF plans to induct six LCA squadrons over the next 10 years, the official adds.

The first two squadrons, comprising 40 aircraft, will have first-generation Mk. 1 fighters. The additional four squadrons would be more-powerful Tejas Mk. 2s. The final price tag of the Mk. 2 only will be available after its development phase is complete , the official says.

The LCA’s design and development program is being led by the Aeronautical Development Agency, with HAL as the prime contractor.

The Indian government so far has approved 118.45 billion rupees ($2.1 billion) for the development of the Tejas, of which 50.51 billion rupees has been spent, the official says.

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una piattaforma discreta....sviluppata da ingegneri europei
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Messaggio da MatteF88 » 28 agosto 2012, 11:19

Aah quindi non è proprio indigeno indigeno! :mrgreen:

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Messaggio da FAS » 28 agosto 2012, 14:59

EADS flying the LCA into Indian market
Ajai Shukla / Yelahanka Feb 12, 2009, 00:45 IST

The contract with the company is expected to be signed shortly.

At the opening of the Aero India 2009 defence exposition today, Defence Minister AK Antony clearly enjoyed what must have seemed like a wild-west style shootout. One after another, four contenders for India's purchase of 126 medium fighters — the Eurofighter Typhoon, the F/A-18, the F-16 and the MiG-35 — took to the skies in a fiesta of aerobatics clearly aimed at impressing the decision-makers who must decide which aircraft will win the $12 billion contract.


But the performance that evoked Antony's praise was that of the Indian-built Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). Although more cautious than the all-out performances of the established fighters, the Tejas went far beyond anything it had ever displayed before, surprising the spectators with steep climbs, an inverted pass, high-gravity turns and loops.

Addressing the press, Antony remarked, "I was very excited to see the LCA. After many years we could see the LCA doing manoeuvres… I was excited to see the Indian-made LCA in Indian skies."

But even amidst success, the Tejas is struggling to overcome major development hurdles. Its maker, Bangalore-based Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) has taken the crucial decision to bring in a design consultant, a global aerospace major that would assist Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) to overcome persistent design glitches that dog the LCA, including fuel distribution, uneven braking, flight controls, environment controls and testing.

And while US-based Boeing has declined to supply such know-how, German-Spanish consortium, EADS, one of the makers of the Eurofighter, has aggressively pursued the consultancy as a way of flying into the Indian market.

In multiple interviews with senior Indian and EADS officials, who requested anonymity, Business Standard has pieced together the EADS strategy. The company has decided to supply India with high technology for Indian products that are not directly competing with an EADS product. The Tejas is not in the same category as the heavier Eurofighter.

Having established its presence in the Tejas programme, EADS is confident that it would be well positioned to get its Eurojet EJ200 engine accepted for the Tejas. India is currently deciding between the EJ200 and the GE-414 engine for powering future squadrons of the Tejas. And EADS believes that winning the contract for the EJ200 engine, and producing it in India, would position it perfectly for the lucrative medium fighter contract; twin EJ200 engines power the Eurofighter.

While willing to part with the technology assistance needed to get the LCA over its hump, EADS worries about the possibility of eventually being held responsible for a possible failure in the Tejas development.

“Let’s be clear that we are not underwriting the LCA programme," says a senior European official related with the contract. The contract with EADS is expected to be signed shortly.

Another likens EADS's role to helping someone in a dark room turn on the light switch. But EADS will do no more than indicate the direction of the switch.

The German and Spanish governments have already permitted EADS to part with the technology needed for the Tejas programme; the US government, in contrast, imposed stringent restrictions on Boeing. Explains a senior EADS official, "If we don't supply technology, India will develop it anyway, perhaps with some delay. So it is better for us to establish our presence here, partner India in the Tejas, and perhaps even market it together.”
http://www.business-standard.com/india/ ... 35/348804/
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Messaggio da richelieu » 22 gennaio 2013, 14:31

Motori made in USA anche per il "Tejas Mk II" .....
India to obtain 99 GE F414 engines for Tejas Mk II .....
Fonte ..... http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articl ... ii-381334/

E il "Kaveri" ?
Ha da venì ..... :mrgreen:

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Messaggio da richelieu » 6 febbraio 2013, 18:26

Il mercato della difesa indiano alla luce di "Aero India 2013" ..... miliardi a catinelle .....
Indian Defense Market Is The World’s Busiest .....

The growth in the Indian defense sector is surging, and the U.S. is jostling with traditional arms suppliers Russia, Israel and France for a prominent space in the South Asian nation's military modernization plans.

The mad rush to get a piece of the Indian defense pie is evident from the fact that over 600 companies around the world are participating and vying to sell their products at the ninth Aero India show in Bengaluru Feb. 6-10.
Fonte ..... http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.asp ... 540465.xml
Presenti tutti i grandi produttori del settore da Stati Uniti, Russia, Giappone, Israele e Paesi europei.
Fra questi, l'Italia con la partecipazione del gruppo Finmeccanica, di Elettronica e di Beretta.
Fonte ..... http://imode.ansa.it/web/notizie/photos ... 97774.html

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inoltre:
Pratt & Whitney has delivered the first 10 F117 engines to Boeing to power a fleet of C-17 transport aircraft destined for the Indian air force (IAF).

India signed a $4.1 billion contract with the U.S. in 2011 for the aircraft, making the country the largest C-17 export customer. The two governments finalized the Foreign Military Sales contract last June
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Messaggio da richelieu » 6 febbraio 2013, 20:24

Intanto, come anche segnalato da"AW&ST", il primo dei C-17 destinati all' India ha iniziato le prove di volo .....
India's first C-17 enters flight testing .....

India's first C-17 strategic transport has been delivered for flight testing at Edwards AFB in California, while Boeing says it remains on track to complete deliveries next year under the 10-aircraft acquisition.
Fonte ..... http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articl ... ng-381414/

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Messaggio da richelieu » 6 febbraio 2013, 20:49

Però ..... qualche taglio sono costretti a darlo anche loro ..... nonostante tutto ..... :mrgreen:
India Trims Defense Budget .....

The government is passing through a difficult phase. The recession is affecting us. There will be a cut in the capital and revenue budget. However, we will not cut the expenditure on operational preparedness,” Antony said Feb. 6 at the kickoff of the 9th Aero India exposition in Bengaluru.
Fonte ..... http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.asp ... 545511.xml

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Messaggio da MatteF88 » 12 febbraio 2013, 19:56

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.asp ... 58.xml&p=1

Si fa il punto sul Tejas, in sviluppo da circa trenta anni e con alle spalle 2000 voli di test, ma non ancora pienamente operativo, nonchè sottopotenziato..
...nell'articolo viene menzionato anche questo aereo, il Nal Saras, a quanto pare un programma un po' rognoso per gli indiani...eccolo qua (sgorbio assoluto)

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Messaggio da richelieu » 12 febbraio 2013, 20:14

MatteF88 ha scritto: http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.asp ... 58.xml&p=1

... nell'articolo viene menzionato anche questo aereo, il Nal Saras, a quanto pare un programma un po' rognoso per gli indiani ... eccolo qua (sgorbio assoluto)

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Suvvia ..... poi succede che quelli si offendono e la fanno pagare a chi sappiamo noi ..... :mrgreen:
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Messaggio da MatteF88 » 12 febbraio 2013, 21:47

ormai... :D

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Messaggio da richelieu » 21 luglio 2014, 20:58

Ancora ritardi ..... :mrgreen:
India’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Mark-1, already 20 years late, likely will miss its final operational clearance (FOC) deadline set for the end of 2014, an Indian Air Force source said.
Fonte ..... "India's 20-Year Late LCA Faces Fresh Delays" .....
http://www.defensenews.com/article/2014 ... esh-Delays
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Ancora sui ritardi .....

L'articolo citato nel precedente post parlava genericamente di una 'fonte' dell'Indian Air Force quale origine delle voci relative a nuovi ritardi ..... ora Jane's ne fornisce conferma ufficiale .....
The December 2014 deadline for India's long-delayed Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Mk I to secure its final operational clearance (FOC) is being extended to March 2015, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley told parliament on 18 July.
Fonte ..... "Tejas FOC delayed again, Indian defence minister admits" .....
http://www.janes.com/article/41342/teja ... ter-admits
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Messaggio da richelieu » 2 ottobre 2014, 19:00

Vola il primo 'Tejas' di serie ..... =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
The first series production example of India’s Tejas Mk1 light combat aircraft (LCA) completed its maiden flight on 30 September.
The single-engined aircraft took to the air – without any telemetry support – from Hindustan Aeronautics’ (HAL) airport in Bengaluru, and landed safely after a flight lasting less than 30min.
Fonte ..... "India’s Tejas light fighter crosses milestone" .....
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articl ... ne-404383/
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Messaggio da richelieu » 21 novembre 2014, 18:59

Addio sogni di gloria ..... :mrgreen:

..... ovvero ..... la probabile (non immatura) fine del programma motoristico 'Kaveri' .....
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has decided to wind up the Kaveri engine (GTX-35VS) programme, signaling an end to a desi dream of equipping its own fighter jet with a home-grown power plant.
Sources in the Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed to OneIndia on Tuesday that the DRDO has already moved a file recently seeking the closure of the ambitious engine development project undertaken by Bengaluru-based Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE).
Fonte ..... "OneIndia Exclusive: DRDO to abandon indigenous fighter jet engine Kaveri project" .....
http://www.oneindia.com/bengaluru/onein ... 65505.html
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Messaggio da richelieu » 27 dicembre 2014, 14:34

A questo punto ..... qualcuno potrebbe anche essere indotto a pensare che 'Tejas' significhi ritardo .....

..... ma, a quanto pare, non è vero ..... :mrgreen:

"Meaning of Tejas" ..... http://www.pitarau.com/nd/Boy/tejas


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Thirty-two years after the light combat aircraft (LCA) project was sanctioned, IAF will finally get its first home-grown Tejas fighter in March 2015.
But before you pop the bubbly, consider this: the multi-role jet is now ready to fly in all-weather conditions but cannot yet fire long-range missiles as well as undergo mid-air refuelling to double its strike range.
Fonte ..... "32 years on, IAF to get Tejas fighters in March" .....
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indi ... 580160.cms

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Elettronica d'avanguardia .....
A Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) Tejas Mk1 light combat aircraft (LCA) has flown for the first time with an Indian-developed electronic warfare (EW) suite and a radar warning receiver (RWR).
The equipment was produced by India’s Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE), and was able to detect radar signals during the flight, says the country's defence ministry in a statement.
Fonte ..... "Tejas tests Indian-made EW suite" .....
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articl ... te-407780/

An advanced electronic warfare suite (EW suite) developed by Defence Avionics
Research Establishment (DARE), a DRDO laboratory specializing in avionics and electronic
warfare systems for combat aircrafts, flew for the first time onboard the “Tejas-PV1 light
combat aircraft” today i.e. 10th January 2015, at Bengaluru.
Fonte ..... DRDO ..... "New Generation Electronic Warfare Equipment Integrated on TEJAS Aircraft" .....
http://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/English/dpi ... elease.pdf

E' l'aereo che ormai non è più d'avanguardia ..... ma, forse, non se ne sono ancora accorti ..... :mrgreen:
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32 anni dopo .....
India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) delivered its first series-built Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Mk I to the Indian Air Force (IAF) on 17 January in Bangalore, 32 years after the indigenous programme was initiated.
Fonte ..... "HAL hands over first series production Tejas" .....
http://www.janes.com/article/48118/hal- ... tion-tejas
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Messaggio da richelieu » 27 gennaio 2015, 14:54

Arriva la 'cavalleria' .....

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Washington has agreed to assist Delhi in sharing, designing and developing jet engines for aircraft—a critical technology that is exclusively owned by a handful of countries—in what is being considered a big step forward in Indo-US defence collaboration.
Fonte ..... "US to help India design, develop jet engines" .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 9 febbraio 2015, 20:48

Primo volo del secondo prototipo navale .....

"Second naval Tejas prototype conducts maiden flight" .....
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articl ... ht-408812/

Circa tre anni fa ..... "India's naval Tejas makes flight debut" .....
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articl ... ut-371235/

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Messaggio da richelieu » 16 febbraio 2015, 9:58

Le consegne, è vero, sono ormai iniziate ..... ma la strada da percorrere è ancora molto lunga .....

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After almost 30 years of design and development, deliveries of India’s indigenous lightweight fighter, the Tejas, to the air force are finally underway.
But achieving full operational capability, fielding a naval variant and developing a fully capable Mk. 2 version remain to be done.
Fonte ..... "A Turnaround For India’s First Indigenous Fighter" ..... http://aviationweek.com/Tejas
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Messaggio da richelieu » 21 febbraio 2015, 23:35

Il secondo prototipo della versione navale accelera il programma di volo .....

"India's LCA Navy project gathers momentum with four flight tests for second prototype" .....
(620 of 852 words) ..... http://www.janes.com/article/49152/indi ... -prototype

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Tejas Mk. II ..... prima o poi (più probabilmente poi) ..... volerà .....
The Hindustan Aeronautics Tejas Mk. II fighter is only likely to achieve its maiden flight in 2019, and become operational in 2022.
The disclosure was made in India’s parliament by defence minister Manohar Parrikar following a query from a colleague.
He adds that when the Mk. II was sanctioned in 2009, the estimated development cost was Rs24 billion ($389 million), with a project completion date set for 2018.
Fonte ..... "Tejas Mk. II maiden flight likely in 2019: defence minister" .....
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articl ... ce-415388/

I tempi dell' India, come è ormai tristemente noto, non sono mai brevi ..... :mrgreen:
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According to official sources HAL recently proposed to the IAF that, instead of waiting for it to design the more capable LCA Mk 2, the air force should acquire the under-development Tejas Mk 1A variant, which is marginally more proficient than the existing Mk 1.
Fonte ..... "Delay to Tejas Mk 2 could push IAF into accepting modified Mk 1s" .....
(128 of 642 words) ..... http://www.janes.com/article/53674/dela ... fied-mk-1s

Anche qui ..... "With Tejas Mark II years away, HAL asks air force to buy Tejas Mark 1-A" .....
http://www.business-standard.com/articl ... 951_1.html

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Messaggio da richelieu » 25 gennaio 2016, 18:28

Alla faccia della faccia di ..... bronzo .....

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..... ora vogliono pure esportarlo !!!!! ..... :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
India is ready to start seeking export buyers for its Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA), supporting its message by sending two of the fighters overseas for the first time.
Speaking at the Bahrain International Air Show on 22 January, Dr S Christopher, director general of New Delhi’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), noted the Make in India policy also extends to seeking international sales of its equipment.
Our aim is to ensure we have a quality product – not just for indigenous requirements, but also for export,” he says.
Fonte ..... "Bahrain debut for export-ready Tejas fighter" .....
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... er-421182/

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Messaggio da richelieu » 20 maggio 2016, 0:04

Ma ..... c' è qualcosa di completamente indiano in questo aereo ?
Elta Systems will supply the radar for all future versions of India's Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA), after the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) subsidiary was selected by Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL).
The company's ELM-2032 fire-control radar is installed on prototypes of the Indian-developed fighter, and deliveries will continue as series production starts.
Fonte ..... "Elta cements radar status on Tejas fighter" .....
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Re: LCA Tejas

Messaggio da richelieu » 3 luglio 2016, 10:05

Orgoglio nazionale a ..... nuove altezze .....
Ovvero ..... meglio tardi che mai ..... :mrgreen:
Sarò banale ..... ma ancora stento a crederci ..... :shock:
"Moment of National pride. Indigenously developed Tejas fighter jet inducted into Air Force. Tejas will take our air strength to new heights," Parrikar wrote on Twitter .....
Fonte ..... "Indian Air Force Inducts Indigenous Tejas Aircraft" .....

Anche qui ..... "India's first indigenous combat plane Tejas enters service after 33 years" .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 9 novembre 2016, 11:38

Ne hanno ordinati ..... altri 83 ..... :crazyeyes:
A deal for 83 Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) Tejas Mk-1A fighters has been cleared by India’s Defence Acquisition Council (DAC).
The Tejas Mk-1A will be operated solely by the Indian air force.
HAL will now prepare for series production of the aircraft.
The DAC decision brings the total number of Tejas fighters ordered to 123 examples.
The first batch of 20 Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) aircraft were ordered in 2006, a further order for 20 Final Operational Clearance (FOC) aircraft was placed in 2010.
Only two aircraft in IOC standard have been delivered to the air force. A third is expected to join before the year end.
Fonte ..... "New Delhi signs off on 83 Tejas fighters" .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 2 dicembre 2016, 9:38

Un commento di AINonline ..... nel quale si fa il punto sullo stato del programma .....

"India’s Light Combat Aircraft Advances with New Order" .....

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Messaggio da richelieu » 3 dicembre 2016, 23:37

Nonostante quanto si diceva nell' articolo di AINonline che avevo postato ieri .....
The Indian Navy has expressed its firm requirement for 46 LCA Mk2s that will require a weight reduction of one ton over the Mk1A.
Delays to the naval LCA have been attributed in the past to technical complexities; non-availability of infrastructure and critical components and technology denial regimes; extended user trials; and the failure of some of the components during testing.
..... oggi emerge che, nella Marina Indiana, c' è qualcuno che dimostra di avere un pò di sale in zucca .....
The indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas does not meet requirements, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said here on Friday.
This effectively means the end of the road for the fighter’s Naval variant as the service is looking at the global market for its needs.
Fonte ..... "Navy says no to Tejas variant" .....

Anche qui ..... "Navy rejects ‘overweight’ Tejas, looks for alternative" .....
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