LCA India there are a lot of domestic problems the Air Force ordered 20 now only
LCA fighters CG Figure
LCA fighters in the plateau test
LONDON May 20 news: According to the Russian “ties” news report, the Indian Air Force recently announced in an interview, the Indian Air Force in late 2010 or 2011 early first LCA “agile” light fighter squadron formation.
LCA development work started in 1983, the Indian Air Force wants to replace the old with its MiG-21. According to initial estimates, the aircraft’s development costs should be controlled at 1.2 billion dollars, but the trial period is too long and put the engine on the project is too high, leading to the Indian Government’s investment in the LCA project has soared to $ 1.15 billion. Also, because there are still a large number of LCA problem, leading to the Indian Air Force is currently only signed a contract to buy 20, the total value of approximately $ 500 million. The aircraft started in 2007 a small batch production.
Indian Air Force commander, said the first LCA squadron will be deployed in a light aircraft Tammy Nadu located within the Air Force base.
according to Indian Air Force plans its future LCA will purchase about 220 light aircraft. In addition, the Indian Navy is also planning to order 20 Mk.2 version of the LCA (compared with the basic model of LCA, improved Mk.2 version of the dress size and greater engine thrust, aerodynamic body structure will be of the optimization, the wing size will increase, some machines will be replaced obsolete equipment).
according to data released by India’s Hindustan Aeronautics, LCA install Doppler pulse radar detection range of more than 100 km and can track 10 targets simultaneously. In addition, it is equipped with four redundant digital control systems and fax integration of advanced electronic equipment. LCA wingspan of 8.2 meters, captain 13.2 m, height 4.4 m, normal takeoff weight of 8500 kg (without plug-ins), empty weight about 5,500 kg, maximum level flight speed of 2400 km/h, service ceiling 15,950 meters, limiting Overload +9/-3.5G, without aerial refueling of the maximum range of about 3,000 km. (Spring)