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6 Comments on "India’s LCA-Navy Takes Off Tomorrow. Hopefully."

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4 years 28 days ago

On this program, I think it would have been wise for the Navy not to opt for the LCA Navy version knowing fully that there would be huge delays, something that is part and parcel of the LCA program.

It's ok as a proof of concept, but I personally don't see these birds flying off a carrier in the next 10 years for full combat operational roles.

jaguar tiger
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4 years 28 days ago
On the above comment, so what do you want, navy should go for some bulky and larger plane , when we already know that its not only light plane, LCA is small aircraft too which can perform all needed task for navy, best to fit on small aircraft carriers which our navy is going to handle . Why do we purchase from abroad when its gonging to be much much cheaper than any other Naval fighter aircraft around the world. And again we all know the fact that Navy has a very small share in defense expenditure pie. Yes there… Read more »
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4 years 27 days ago

if naval tejas becomes active, who will feed the middlemen involved in sea gripen, sea typhoon, sea rafale, f18,etc.

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4 years 27 days ago

In reply to Jaguar Tiger comments…Point well made and taken. I'm totally for the cost verses benefit, but where I see the project benefiting is, build on the proof of concept, but let not the Navy put it's combat prepareness of it's new carriers at risk by putting a plane that will definitey take, atleast 5 years, if not more, to make it to operational status on a carrier.

The naval version of the LCA will fly tomorrow and make India proud.

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4 years 27 days ago

@jaguar tiger

love ur comment man….

Vijay
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Vijay
4 years 27 days ago
The LCA Navy is not required to be ready soon so DRDO labs have time. LCA Navy is required mainly for IAC-I which will be ready by 2014/15. We already have Mig-29K planes for INS Vikramaditya (Gorshkov). So, let be patient and give the various labs more time for LCA Navy. Hope they can figure out the weight issues in the next year or so. The real problem maybe that LCA Navy need GE-414 engines and LCA Mark-II for more power. Hope DRDO labs can speed up and work in parallel with Air Force Mark-II program. Its important to keep… Read more »
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