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    Originally posted by uss novice View Post
    Man I can't get over how disproportionately large that radar nose cone looks on that small fighter, both in length and breadth. Must have an oversized dish for a small fighter. Any specs on the MMR?

    FWIW: Just did a comparison with other contemporary fighters (F-16, Mirage 2000, Gripen, MiG-29) and found/felt that ratio of nose length to length of the airframe is probly greater for the LCA. Counted 6-7 noselengths and as many as 9 on the F-16.

    USS
    The LCA radar is 650mm wide. It is larger than the Mig-29 (Zhuk-ME 624mm) and Gripen (PS-05 600mm) radars.

    Range was intended to be 120 km vs a 2 sq.m target.

    http://www.acig.org/artman/publish/article_533.shtml
    http://www.acig.org/exclusives/aero/acig_aero05_lca.htm

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      Originally posted by TR1 View Post
      Nothing new from China.

      +1
      typical copy cat
      east or west india is the best

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        With regards to the tank at center pylon, this picture should settle the issue. Seems like the center pylon can accommodate 800 liter (or is it 720 liter?) tank.
        Last edited by Twinblade; 10th March 2012, 03:31.
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          Originally posted by BlackArcher View Post
          NP-1 will have its first flight soon as well as per Ananth Krishnan's blog. Not including TD-1 and TD-2 (which were considered obsolete and stopped flying), the following Tejas' are flying..

          PV1, PV2, PV3, PV-5 (twin seater), LSP-1, LSP-2, LSP-3, LSP-4, LSP-5 and now LSP-7.

          LSP-6 is yet to fly and it will be modified for high alpha flights. LSP-7 and LSP-8 are to be handed over to the IAF's Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment for evaluations.
          PV-1 along with TD-1 and TD-2 are now used for ground testing only.

          We have developed 2 technology demonstrators TD-1 and TD-2; we have the four prototypes PV-1, PV-2, PV-3 and PV-4. The Limited Series Production aircraft ranging from LSP-1 to LSP-4 are all flying. TD-1, TD-2 and PV-1 have now become outdated and are used for ground testing or testing of equipment that needs to be developed for the Tejas. All the aircraft from PV-2 onwards are participating in the flying test campaign. LSP-5 is currently the final ‘Standard of Preparation’ that we will deliver to the Indian Air Force (IAF) and this aircraft is expected to fly this month. LSP-6 and LSP-7 will follow and have been earmarked for the user evaluation by pilots belonging to the Aircraft Systems and Testing Establishment (ASTE).

          Both the IAF and the Indian Navy have committed some money for the Tejas Mk-2 which will be equipped with a higher performing engine. We now have a concurrent programme to develop the Tejas Mk-2 version for the IAF and the Indian Navy. The PV-5 which is a trainer version of the Tejas’ is flying and another aircraft PV-6 is expected to fly by the end of this year. The maiden flight of the Tejas Mk-2 is expected to take place in December 2014 and production will begin in December 2016.
          Edit: Nevermind, I got confused between PV-6 and LSP-6
          Last edited by Twinblade; 10th March 2012, 06:15.
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            Thought the LCA's supposed to have IRST.
            Wrinkles wrinkles my kingdom fallen to a wrinkle

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              LUH on display at India Aviation 2012, Hyderabad.
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                Originally posted by killerbean View Post
                The LCA radar is 650mm wide. It is larger than the Mig-29 (Zhuk-ME 624mm) and Gripen (PS-05 600mm) radars.

                Range was intended to be 120 km vs a 2 sq.m target.

                http://www.acig.org/artman/publish/article_533.shtml
                http://www.acig.org/exclusives/aero/acig_aero05_lca.htm
                which is the biggest modern AESA to fit (probably)?

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                  I haven't been following LCA for YEARS. Surprised to see it's still not yet operational.

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                    Does anyone know if BR was down all day today?
                    MTFBWY

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                      ^^ It was accessible here. The timestamps also indicate a continuous availability.
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                        I havent been able to get to BR for the last couple of days either

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                          I can access the forum just fine.

                          found this. https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/vi...54549#p1254549
                          HAL - one step ahead of IBM

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                            Navy light combat aircraft refused certification

                            BIG SETBACK

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                              Originally posted by coldfire2005 View Post
                              Oh no, what a pitty !

                              But actually I don't understand how such things can happen ???

                              Deino
                              ...

                              He was my North, my South, my East and West,
                              My working week and my Sunday rest,
                              My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
                              I thought that love would last forever; I was wrong.

                              The stars are not wanted now; put out every one:
                              Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
                              Pour away the ocean and sweep up the woods:
                              For nothing now can ever come to any good.
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                              W.H.Auden (1945)

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                                Originally posted by coldfire2005 View Post
                                some of these problems could more easily be rectified had India made the Tejas a little longer to begin with. Not sure why they wanted such a compact airframe.

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                                  Sea Gripen Emerges from the Shadows.

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                                  Love Planes, Live Planes

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                                    Originally posted by quadbike View Post
                                    Sea Gripen Emerges from the Shadows.

                                    ....
                                    or...
                                    Rafale takes one foot and splashes it into the ocean

                                    its only two feet longer than the 2-seat Gripen (or perhaps 1 feet longer if you include the gripens pitot tube and the rafale's lack of)

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                                      Originally posted by coldfire2005 View Post
                                      Not sure if the refusal to grant certification is new or an old issue. It mentions US Navy's (something which has been duly noted for a while) and EADS' involvement to obtain CEMILAC certification, something which happened in late 2010 itself.
                                      Last edited by Twinblade; 11th March 2012, 20:32.
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                                        I'm a bit puzzled by that ...why would they refuse the first flight if the landing gear is too heavy, and there are some issues with the LEVCON (movement needs to be reduced?)

                                        Think we need to wait a bit longer to have it confirmed from another source. How credible is that idrw.org site ?
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                                        NO to NATO
                                        NO to WAR!

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                                          The trailing edge of the wingroot has been streamlined from the earlier design.

                                          Chaff and flare dispensers have been added under the wing root. I suppose once they decided not to embed these in the wing root they streamlined it.

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