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  1. 1

    Anonymous

    This would be great if truly achieved.
    Best wishes to all involved in accomplishing this milestone.

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  2. 2

    Unknown

    Its just a sad joke the MOD is making around to continue funding and fooling parliament. The fact is that IJT is not going to achieve even IOC by Dec 2014 and that is the bitter truth.

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    Unknown

    Its just a sad joke the MOD is making around to continue funding and fooling parliament. The fact is that IJT is not going to achieve even IOC by Dec 2014 and that is the bitter truth.

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    Kris

    When there is already Pilatus as a turboprop BTA, Hawk as an AJT and potentially LCA as a LIFT trainer, then why and where does this aircraft fit in IAF's training modules? It was fine when IAF pilots were starting on piston engine trainers but in the age of turboprops, is it still required? BTW Which other air force uses this kind of aircraft?

    Moreover, the NPO Saturn AI 55 engine has MTBO of 300 hours (not three thousand but three hundred!!!). If this engine is inducted, IAF's training bill would hit the roof.

    So why persist with it? Why can't it just be cancelled and LCA as LIFT be inducted, with its production in a parallel line?

    In addition, YAK-130 is being touted as the replacement for HJT-36. But Yak 130 is a LIFT trainer!

    So hey!!! Can someone ask IAF to explain these issues? Its globally becoming a laughing stock. Strange!!!!

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  5. 5

    Anonymous

    spin testing is the most important testing phase for any aircraft…it is necessary for basic flight safety certification..and they say they can do it in ten months…can be a very bad joke at best..

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  6. 6

    Anonymous

    by the looks of it ijt is going the same way as htt-40 … ada should get practical and divert resources from this project to thejas mk2..

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  7. 7

    Anonymous

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    Get some more tamarind for improving spin control …
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  8. 8

    Anonymous

    i) Pilatus 2) IJT 3) Hawk 4) LCA
    This is the sequence.What you are saying abt YAC-130 ,HAWK is taking care of that LIFT trainer.Note out HAWK can be used as light fighter in secondary role.

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  9. 9

    Unknown

    There is no need for separate IJT, nowhere in the world air forces use three different aircraft for such training. Pilatus is good for basic and intermediate training (done in 21 countries) Hawk for AJT.

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    Anonymous

    As always, this should be interpreted as ITJ FOC not before Dec 2014. For any deadlines that has been issued either by MOD or their relatives, I have been using this rule of thumb, which states insert "not before" just prior to the target date. Guess what the sad truth is, I have never been wrong.

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  11. 11

    P.K.Chaudhuri

    Does HAL has the manufacturing facility for so many different types of aircraft. It is showing no evidence that it has developed the capacities to manufacture even the LCA.
    ALH Dhruv has lot of potential for export. But due to limited number of manufacturing it is not able to satisfy the domestic demand. This is adversely affecting the interests of our nation.
    Unless HAL is partially privatised, it is not going to improve. We also must explore the possibilities of creating alternate manufacturing facility at BEML or Tata.
    I wish that the IJT may become operational at the earliest.

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  12. 12

    Anonymous

    So till now india lost their pilots in migs and now in this new trainer

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    1. 12.1

      Anonymous

      You must know that the lives lost so far were in IAF migs. The naval 29k"s are much more reliable and safe. And these hawks are equally well built.

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