The LCA did not meet all the IAF requirements in its current form. Even for the IOC IAF made sure concessions (In line with ACM Naik). The truth is that if the MK1 was adequate there can be no need for an MK2. absolutely appropriate. The IAF drive matrix for the approaching years revolves around the 270 Sukhoi-30MKIs contracted from Russia for round $12 billion, the 126 MMRCA and one hundred twenty indigenous Tejas Mild Combat Aircraft, apart from upgraded MiG-29s and Mirage-2000s. The eight-10 aircraft per yr solely seems to the MK1 version and shall be elevated if extra orders are placed for a similar (beyond the current 40). The LCA MK2 could be very bold in its timeline even conservative estimates says FoC for the same will happen by 2017-18. eighty three Plane is considerably giant order and they will ramp up the speed of manufacturing by then.
BANGALORE (BNS): India is prone to sign the medium multi-role fight plane (MMRCA) contract by September 2011, Indian Air Pressure (IAF) Chief-of-Staff P V Naik said Thursday. Lockheed Martin, which is fielding its single engine F-sixteen within the Indian MMRCA competition,is of the view that the RFP for the tender … Read more