Indian Defense Minister admitted domestic LCA is still semi-light aircraft (Figure)
data for: Indian-made LCA fighters LSP-4 number of small batch type of flight
1 10, India take 28 years to build the first self-produced fighter – LCA “brilliant” light fighter officially delivered to the Indian Air Force. However, this important moment not won applauded. On the contrary, a number of Indian media began to take the initiative to the “fighter hot” cool. According to “The Times of India” reported on January 12, Indian scientists believe that the “brilliant” and can not act as a Su-30 fighter role, just to replace the MiG-21 of a light fighter. India’s “News and Analysis Daily” said, “We up with a smile, still not happy to jump to the degree.”
advanced fighter is still the “semi”
“brilliant” aircraft to deliver troops, some of the Indian media was to be praised as “a milestone in the Indian aviation industry . ” From India’s Hindustan Aeronautics, India’s Defense Research and Development Organization, a number of scientists and even vowed to look that India has the ability to “glory” into the “fifth-generation stealth fighter.”
optimism for the Indian scientists, Indian media have pointed out, had in the development of the “brilliant”, the authorities will be positioned as the fourth-generation fighters; but to put into operation, it only can be regarded as Three and a half or a third-generation fighter. Even more frustrating is that US-made engines and equipment, “brilliant” Mark-II type have to wait until December 2014 before first flight, production will have to wait until 2016.
reported that the Indian Air Force and the Navy has indicated that the “brilliant” to continue testing. Even the Indian Defense Minister AK Antony has admitted that “brilliant” is still “semi-finished products.”
media reflect shortcomings of the defense industry
many people in India, said, “brilliant” fighter exposed problems are derived from the Indian defense industry system behind.
India’s Defense Research and Development Organization, former head, has served as technical adviser of Secretary of Defense Atta had admitted that “even a country like our car engines are not made out, but now trying to develop a fighter engine! “again revealing filling of the pessimistic outlook.
learned that the “brilliant” 40% of the imported parts, including the most important engine, as developed by India, “Caffery” type engines have failed. In addition, when the project in 1993, the Indian fighter aircraft avionics system intends to achieve 100% localization, but only just now made up 60 percent rate.
Clearly, India has recognized the defense industry as a whole lagged behind the state. Weak basis for the Indian aviation industry can only focus on the “brilliant” a project, once the delay progress in the development of a subsystem, the entire project would have to stop or to rely on imported foreign equipment emergency. This is not only a huge waste of resources and time, more seriously, a lot of focus on India 20 years ago, the old design, ignoring the latest trends in the field of aircraft.
India, “Daily News & Analysis” in the report bluntly said, “The irony is, when the domestic R & D in India is still a ‘brilliant’ fighter to fight, when only a few individuals are aware, China has developed a stealth fighter, and similar products in India still in its infancy. “conclusion, the article cautions,” If you want to build a world-class defense industry, India must change their ideas! “(Source: International Online – “News of the World”)