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The Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the 3rd LCA Tejas assembly line at Doddanekundi in Bangalore.

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Inaugurated the HAL's new LCA-Tejas Production Line in Bengaluru today. Under the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ India is looking forward to increase its defence manufacturing capabilities. India cannot remain dependent on other countries for its defence.
 

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3 Tejas Mk1 fighters from No.45 Squadron flying over Bangalore's Aero India show

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Tejas models currently under development

Tejas (Limited production and serial limited production)

Tejas iOc initial operation clearance has basically wings cockpit and engine. 16 built

Tejas foc final operation clearance 2 built

Tejas 1.. Has some of features not in FOC
Tejas 1a. May fly in 2023
Tejas 2 is on drawing board with canards

Tejas naval has been changed to a. New toy model with DSI and a new name twin engine carier based fighter.


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Tejas models currently under development

Tejas (Limited production and serial limited production)

Tejas iOc initial operation clearance has basically wings cockpit and engine. 16 built

Tejas foc final operation clearance 2 built

Tejas 1.. Has some of features not in FOC
Tejas 1a. May fly in 2023
Tejas 2 is on drawing board with canards

Tejas naval has been changed to a. New toy model with DSI and a new name twin engine carier based fighter.


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Tejas MK1 under production
Tejas MK1A development complete, order to be given tomorrow on AeroIndia show.
Tejas MK2 under development

TEDBF is all together a different aircraft under development.
 

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1a had a test flight?

Mk1A is not a new type altogether, rather an upgrade of AESA, EW suite, new DFCC, new SMFDs, some avionics, some LRUs and improved maintainability.

BVRAAM testing is already done for the FOC Tejas Mk1. As is air to air refueling.

So no new Mk1A prototypes will be built. They are rather just upgrading existing Mk1 Limited Series Production prototypes with Mk1A features and testing them out.
 

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First jf 3 had test flights for whole year or more.

Secondly u will change radar to aesa with same engine and go into mass production wothout a test flight

That's fantastic

Successful project is written all over this already it seems
 

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First jf 3 had test flights for whole year or more.

Secondly u will change radar to aesa with same engine and go into mass production wothout a test flight

That's fantastic

Successful project is written all over this already it seems

1. AESA has already been tested on other IAF fighters - so IAF knows what to expect. This will be validated during some prelim flights.
2. Platform is not changing. So flight characteristics and flight envelope remains the same. So no testing is required for flight envelope
3. Certification is required for avionics and other subsystems - these are already been conducted in simulators. Sure there will be some prelim flights to cross verify avioniocs and sub systems - but this cannot be equated to flight regime envelope

JF3 as far as i know - is having a engine change with a uprated engine. That requires undergoing through the complete flight testing regime. It will be the case for Mk2.
 

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1. AESA has already been tested on other IAF fighters - so IAF knows what to expect. This will be validated during some prelim flights.
2. Platform is not changing. So flight characteristics and flight envelope remains the same. So no testing is required for flight envelope
3. Certification is required for avionics and other subsystems - these are already been conducted in simulators. Sure there will be some prelim flights to cross verify avioniocs and sub systems - but this cannot be equated to flight regime envelope

JF3 as far as i know - is having a engine change with a uprated engine. That requires undergoing through the complete flight testing regime. It will be the case for Mk2.


Still having couple of prototypes shud have been considered. What's the rush?

Engine change on jft is due to aesa
 

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Tejas mk1 equipped with DRDO's Uttam AESA radar at Aero India..
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Finally! We see the Tejas Mk1 LSP 03 prototype that is equipped with the Uttam AESA radar. There were trolls who didn't believe that this was actually true. They've already conducted several dozens of flights with the LSP-03 with Uttam AESA for testing air to air, air to sea and air to ground functions.
This graphic illustrates just how much of the Tejas is now being outsourced to private industry. This 83 unit order for 73 Tejas Mk1A and 10 Tejas Mk1 FOC trainers will energise this industry like nothing else could possibly have.

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