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    PSYCLONE

    Can anybody please tell me the annual rate of production of Su-30MKI by HAL…..

    Thanks

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    Ben - Yours truly

    Can u ask IAF atleast to make that additional 20 order quick so that our defunct production agency HAL can plan earlier?

    Since the F404 engine series would be closes down after F/A-50 orders are up, wouldn't it be necessary for HAL to buy more F414 when the engine change for 1st and 2nd squadrons of Tejas mk-1 is due, if we have extra engines we can churn out more Tejas mk-1 if flight testing of tejas mk-2 with F414 INS6 is delayed?

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    Anonymous

    Manpower costs will it remain the same for HAL through out the development and LSP production cycle? Blame it on inflation,Anti poaching measures by HAL to retain manpower from joining Honeywell, wipro, TCS etc..etc…during the software boom boom!!!! What about the plane ticket costs,foreign sojourns in search of phoren maal by ADA DAADAAS? HAL is an unpaid whore for these Guys!!!

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  4. 4

    Anonymous

    Tejas is a pure example of simple living and high thinking I am sure it must be a superb aircraft one cannot lay all their cards on the table otherwise what is the secret left.The opponents will plan for them, yes constant improvements will show results in times to come

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  5. 5

    lspk

    @PSYCLONE

    HAL produces about 8to10 su-30mki per year. [Note that India had ordered 280 of these fighters from Russia and as of July 2010, the IAF has 124 MKIs under active service with plans to have an operational fleet of 280 MKIs by 2015 so that's 156 more fighters in 5 years or 30 fighters per year… MoD should have allowed private players to produce it !!]

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    Anonymous

    I believe TEJAS will be a good aircraft. The IAF dosen't take a machine without rigourous testing. Whatever the pressure, the IAF must have seen something to go ahead and order these flying beauties.
    I think once the IAF starts using the TEJAS, more countries will queue up to get these cost-effective technological gems.

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  7. 7

    Anonymous

    See this before commenting on the LCA:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hvoZ0wfQ6Q

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  8. 8

    Anonymous

    But unless the West say it is good, how can I ever say that LCA is good. Because they are the true judge of anything technical

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  9. 9

    Anonymous

    Dear Shiv,

    I thank you for providing a forum to the people in boots (flying or walking or sailing) to be acquanted and familiar with the ways these guys in DRDO and PSUs think and express.

    I have been reading their views for quite sometimes. I am surprised that they are more of a UNION rather than professionals. They think and advocate only in terms of their jobs, perks and their empires, vested interests. I am also alarmed to conclude that majority of them are instinctively anti Armed Forces and think in an isolated environment and illogical framework.

    They speak as the lobby rather than thinking Indians primarily focused on the safty and security of India.

    Then, why keep them with and under the Govt ?? If they behave like "Reservationists" ??

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  10. 10

    PSYCLONE

    @lspk
    thanks for the info,but sad to hear this.at this rate it will take 16 years to complete the task.
    what about hawk,dhruv,HJT sitara's annual production rate?

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    Anonymous

    @PSYCLONE/@lspk

    Production rate of SU-30 MKI at HAL currently is between 20-24 fighters/per year-to be stabilized at 24/per year (On a sidenote-i heard we produced 28 of these in 2010-not a confirmed source though). The initial contract for 140+40 Sukhois to be produced by HAL would be over by 2016. The add-on order for 42 Sukhois would be executed by HAL by 2018. The 50 Sukhois ordered from Russia would be delivered between 2012-2014.

    IAF has close to 140 Sukhois currently. The figure of 124 was as of early 2010.

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/Rs-15000-crore-Sukhoi-deal-cleared/articleshow/6092997.cms

    Hawk production: HAL has delivered around 45 of the 66 aircraft initially ordered till now. All 66 to be delivered by 2011 and the follow on contract will be started in 2011.

    HJT-36: 12 are close to being delivered/already delivered to IAF (was supposed to be delivered June 2010).The first 2 are still being used as testing prototypes.

    Dhruv: Annual production rate is 40+ at HAL,total deliveries around 100+ so far to all armed forces. HAL plans to increase production rate to 60 per year.

    Tats

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  12. 12

    lspk

    @PSYCLONE
    Dude its of no use that we get worried about HAL or debate about deficiencies.. just hope & pray that Chinese will not try to teach us a lesson[1962].. let shiv aroor report these figures [16yrs for su30mki] in headlines today & bring nation's attention towards these probs… i just hope at least mmrca would be produced by a private player so that more aircraft integration is outsourced to India & the Indian MNC will at least produce indigenous world class avionics subsystems

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  13. 13

    PSYCLONE

    @anon
    thx a ton.

    @lspk
    i m just worried that we might
    be biting off more than we can chew…..

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  14. 14

    Anonymous

    anon5.09!!! HJT-36 not even a singlep lane is delivered…. verify !!!

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    Anonymous

    anon @5.26 PM

    I made it clear in my post that HJT-36, 12 are either close to being delivered or have not yet been delivered. 12 were SUPPOSED to be delivered by Jun 10.

    Tats

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    satbir

    Development cost of Rafel 36bn
    Of Tejas 2.5bn including Mk2 cost.
    126 MMRCA jet cost 10bn
    120(80 mk2) Tejas cost 2 bn.
    We should support tejas.

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