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    Anonymous

    One less import … one at a time… + basic domestic industry expertise
    + money stays in the country
    + some job creation

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    Abhiroop

    would make a jolly good counter insurgency and close air support aircraft IMHO.

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    Prasun K. Sengupta

    To Abhiroop: Using 12.7mm guns or even 2.75-inch rockets for counter-insurgency operations? Are you thinking about targetting insurgents or levelling rural hamlets? The HJT-36 is at most a flying training machine and should never be used in actual combat, as it will not have an on-board defensive aids suite, meaning it will be an easy target for 6km-range MANPADS like the Igla-1/S, Mistral, Stinger, Anza Mk1/2, QW-1/2/3 and FN-6/16. Long gone are the days when fixed-wing flying training aircraft (be they turboprops or turbofan-powered) could fly directly over their ground-based targets for straffing runs. Today, such targets are best engaged by armed aeroscout machines like the LCH from standoff distances, as exemplified by the operations undertaken by the Pakistan Army Aviation Corps in Swat and Waziristan.

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    Anonymous

    http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/testing-times-ahead-for-hal/400393/

    Reality of Sitara. It seems from the article, spin tunnel test is the most crucial amongst all. Let's hope the IAF gets the aircraft within the timeline specified.

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    Anonymous

    Hope Baldev Singh doesn't forget to lock the canopy properly this time!!!

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    Anonymous

    LOL, this is funny. Is that's all HAL wants to do now? weaponize trainers. Well, then its not 1940 anymore and this aint WW1.

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    Anonymous

    Least expected the IJT to go roaring over Bangalore skies. I saw it fly at a reasonable speed in a straight line a couple of times.
    Go HAL!

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    Anonymous

    Good idea. Every trainer should be armed for a secondary role. Somebody's got to look after the home when the heavies are busy elsewhere.

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    Anonymous

    Turn it into a UAV

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