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From THE PRINT INDIA: Tejas cleared for IAF: Implications for the service, & its chequered history with Indian fighters

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PAST:

Project Started in 1983, India wanted to replace Mig-21. Which it failed to do so due to:
i- Technology Denial by the western countries.
ii- India was proficient in some technologies i.e metallurgy. Owing to the great Metallurgy Scientist, the head of DRDO Auranachalam.
iii- But India didn't have the technology of engine, radar, avionics etc.
iv- India started domestic engine Kaveri engine, which failed.

Tejas took its first flight in 2001, after western technology denial ended, and Tejas flew with American General Electric Engine.

Present:

Tejas is 50% indigenous and there is no shame in it: Engine, Avionics, Radar, Electronic Warfare suits, Ejection seats are all imported systems.

20 Tejas MK1 are in IOC (initial Operational Clearance), 20 of them are in FOC (Final Operational Clearance), 20 more are delivered in jan 2021.

Tejas MK1 can fire BVR Derby from Israel.........

FUTURE:

Tejas MK1A will start to roll out in 2023-24 with some newer systems, which will be better much than JF-17:

i- Aesa RADAR, will be able to track 16 targets at the same time
ii- Will be able to launch Astra BVR
iii- Will have mid air refueling probe.......

iv- Enhanced Combat radius, and Electronic warfare ability.

Summary of a video posted by THE PRINT, only shared key points about TEJAS. Its all being said by the Print, and doesn't include or represent my views.
AESA power will give it better capability but still vastly underpowered
Astra will be a good addition unfortunately meteor isnt coming
 

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Come on fellows, stop making fun of Tejas; after all it is a 'Truck-Mounted' aircraft. Obviously it can't fly but it can certainly be carried around on a Truck from one place to another.
 

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so all the critical stuff made by foreigners...
Daddy China

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so all the critical stuff made by foreigners...
we've already tested the Uttam AESA radar along with BEL made EW suite and avionics on LSP versions of Mk-1 which will be integrated onto the later half of 83 Mk-1A's for which the contract has been signed few days ago
 
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Tejas has had more implants than Frankenstein but call centre clowns insist it's indigenous.

''What actually happened between 1983 and 2000? First, let us take the promise of indigenous development. In 1986 an agreement was quietly signed with the United States that permitted DRDO to work with four US Air force laboratories. The to-be-indigenously-developed engine for the LCA -- Kaveri -- was forgotten and the US made General Electric F-404 engine was substituted. Radar was sourced from Erricson Ferranti, carbon-fibre composite panels for wings from Alenia and fly-by-wire controls from Lockheed Martin. Design help was sought from British Aerospace, Avion Marcel Dassault and Deutsche Aerospace. Wind tunnel testing was done in the US, Russia and France. As for armaments -- missiles, guns, rockets and bombs -- every last item was to be imported.''

 

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Does any one know how effective the elem 2052 Aesa radar is and how long will it take to integrate weapons to this radar. It’s nit used by any other aircraft or air force

integration is only limited to IsraelI a2a weapons

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