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13 Comments on "IAF Furious Over HAL’s Star Trainer"

Rahul Devnath
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3 years 9 months ago

Sitara, not so long ago was the real "pole" star in the HAL's portfolio; today, its truly sad state of affairs. IAF's at least with the IJT cannot be blamed. After all how many more years for a subsonic jet trainer that too with a sourced engine?

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Anonymous
3 years 9 months ago
If HAL cannot design the HTT40 then they have to blame themselves. The IJT is also not a very difficult technology as needless to say HAL is definitely buying some videshi engine. When designing a plane A reliable engine is selected and around it the plane is designed. HAL made wrong choice here in engine selection as AL 55 is not a proven engine and has few bugs that would get fixed over time. I feel when a very reliable engine Honeywell F-124 without the after burner is would have been great choice and could have been manufactured in India.… Read more »
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rustom
3 years 9 months ago
If an pilot training academy is found wanting in equipment and trainers and have a casualty rate due to lack of these, then the company can face a murder charge due to negligence. To avoid loss of life, training academies all over the world have to go thru stringent quality tests in terms of training and equipment. The reason for IAF pilots and rookie pilots loosing their life is that the I.A.F is found wanting in training in terms of equipment.The irony is that it is not the IAF's fault and in fact the I.AF has been taking steps to… Read more »
KVR
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3 years 9 months ago

HAL = Have (Here's) Another Lemon !!! No wonder the IAF is furious over so many Lemons being brought out by HAL.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 9 months ago

Congrats on being quoted by FlightGlobal. You sound chuffed. Happy?

Rahul
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Rahul
3 years 9 months ago

Ball is in HAL's half, hope it doesn't self goal.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 9 months ago

Truly, HAL is giving many reasons for IAF to import some more goodies. Our rookie pilots need to start from cycles to learn about dynamic balancing. For that some fancy racing bikes are needed. Then for higher speed enough BMWs will be needed, followed by four wheeled performance vehicles. I guess Porsche's will do fine. The father-in-law (MoD) is always there to satisfy all the cravings of the spoilt brats in the IAF.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 9 months ago

Possibly another opportunity for the airforce brass to buy abroad and fatten their swiss accounts!

nikdash
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nikdash
3 years 9 months ago

This really adds confirmation that HAL cannot develop planes. They have been for years taught to bolt together or refurbish foreign planes.
ADA or DRDO really need to take up development and HAL should focus on achieving manufacturing efficiencies.
T-O-T does not teach you how to design-test-certify planes.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 9 months ago

NO OTHER AIR FORCE HAS AN 'INTERMEDIATE' JET TRAINER – WE DONT NEED IT EITHER . PERIOD !!!

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 9 months ago
Wake up people…The HJt has completed the sea level trials now..results been perfect, the Night flying has commenced..11 done till date starting from Feb 1…the stall tests resumed with AOA of 18 degress achieved….now remains the spin tests alone and the IOC will be certainly there by Dec 2013…Airforce can forget about buying a intermediate trainer as well.. as Far as HTT goes..Why no one questions Mr Brown now…the most buys are in his period…MMRCA, C130, the apache…etc..and yes his baby Pilatus…how many of us know that the PSQR for the buy category was changed to suit the Pilatus Pc7…they… Read more »
Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 9 months ago

Lack of accountability is what leads to this sort of mess. If the HTT-40 does not take off in time we should know who to be asked questions and who has to commit Hara Kirii if guilty.
The americans have a public hearing on such critical issues. The CIA boss had to explain in detail the Drone strikes. He sits on a chair and the whole Nation grills him to their satisfaction.

Manash Debroy
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3 years 9 months ago

What do you expect from these 3rd or 4th grade talents of Indian academic system based on quota raj since last 65 years. These talented crops of our political system can only make prototypes and models without delivering the promised results for year after year to secure their 60 years retirement plan with trunk load of tax payers money from Govt. Long live caste and religion based quota raj in Indian political and social sector …………..

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