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140 hours till LCA achieves IOC-2

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  1. thestringshredder

    thestringshredder FULL MEMBER

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    By September, the LCA Tejas will achieve initial operation clearance 2 (IOC-2) and begin moving towards production, according to DRDO Chief Avinash Chander. Revealing that approximately 140 hours of test-flying remained to sort out the residual test-points, the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) has been asked to stick to a September deadline for IOC-2 and speedily move towards final operational clearance 14 months later.

    Starting October this year, the Tejas platforms will be put through a literally endless routine of weather and weapons trials across the country. The Tejas programme was also recently given a non-negotiable ultimatum by Defence Minister A.K. Antony calling for induction into the IAF by next year. As a result, the programme has willy-nilly become the highest priority of the DRDO, and additional resources may be allocated to the programme in terms of manpower, to ensure that it does not stray from its path for even a moment. It has also been recently reported that in an effort to speed up delays in productionisation, series production of aircraft will be undertaken from this year itself, instead of next year as was the original plan.

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  2. SirHatesALot

    SirHatesALot SENIOR MEMBER

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    20 years for LCA,
    10 years for LCA,
    5 Years for LCA,
    140 hours for LCA,

    & this shyte continues.
     
  3. thestringshredder

    thestringshredder FULL MEMBER

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    Ye drama baji aur kab tak chalega...??:hitwall:
     
  4. Lord Of Gondor

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    Use the Tejas sticky thread please.
     
  5. navtrek

    navtrek SENIOR MEMBER

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    Patience is key.
     
  6. Koovie

    Koovie ELITE MEMBER

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    You dont seem to have much idea about aviation... but yeah....
     
  7. Manindra

    Manindra SENIOR MEMBER

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    जब तक आप PDF पर पोस्ट करते रहोगे , और दीवार पर सर पटकना है तो हेलमेट उतारकर पटको .... मजाक कर रहा हूँ :P
    Well we wait long then it is only 1.2 year to more wait for FOC & first time Tejas got such kind of attention & Saint Antony want achieve its FOC till his end of tenure at any cost .
     
  8. janon

    janon ELITE MEMBER

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    Better than the other way round, right?
     
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    exactly......
     
  10. Sergi

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    140 hrs it is ....
    Anybody know How many approx sorties ??? 280/300 ???
     
  11. SirHatesALot

    SirHatesALot SENIOR MEMBER

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    I seem to have angered LCA fanboys:D
    Sorry:)
     
  12. SirHatesALot

    SirHatesALot SENIOR MEMBER

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    I agree i don't really have much knowledge about aviation,but tell me sir why we have to brag about something which we haven't achieved yet.
     
  13. Koovie

    Koovie ELITE MEMBER

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    First of all, Tejas is our first Indian designed and produced combat aircraft... and aviation technology represents the crown of a nations technological and industrial capabilities, so do not expect wonders from it. Do not expect it to be our top notch frontline fighter and main pillar of defence. Others like the Sukhoi 30 MKIs, Rafales, upgraded Mig 29 UPGs and Mirages 2000-5s and later the FGFAs will be our main defence which are all made by countries and firms which were at the fore front of aviation from its very beginning.

    No one expect from DRDO/HAL to come up with something similar with their first plane. So it will take time till we master this technology..... And no matter how many Tejas will see service, it will be an invaluable experience for our industry which is very important for future developments.

    So I think we can be proud of it and see it as one of the first stones of our own aviation industry. After all its flying and has eventually passed the high demands set by a world class air force... and you also need to remember that we are not an industrialized country yet.
     
  14. SirHatesALot

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    Thank you for the reply.
    I am also proud of them,but sometimes these things get on my nerves.