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India launched the second line to assemble domestic Tejas fighters

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According to the defenseworld.net portal, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has officially opened the second Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas combat aircraft assembly line.


The development of the Tejas fighter was launched in India in 1983 year. The aircraft was originally called the LCA TD-1, but was later renamed Tejas. The first fighter flight took place on January 4 2001 of the year, Tejas received the status of initial combat readiness in the year 2013. The official order for the construction of 83 fighter aircraft modification Mk-1A company HAL received in November last year.

India launched the second line to assemble domestic Tejas fighters


To date, HAL has transferred five Tejas fighter jets to the Indian Air Force, and plans to deliver a couple more planes in the next ten days. All of them are designed to arm 45 Squadron Flying Daggers ("Flying Daggers"), based in the city of Bangalore. Tejas will replace the outdated Soviet-made MiG-21 in service with the Indian Air Force.

The Tejas fighter is 13,2 m long, its wingspan is 8,2 m, its height is 4,4 m. The empty plane weighs 5,5 t, its maximum take-off weight is 15,5 t. missiles and auxiliary equipment transfers "Warspot"
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  1. xetai9977
    xetai9977 3 November 2017 15: 02 New
    +2
    Lied at last? But isn’t it too late?
    1. Topotun
      Topotun 3 November 2017 15: 07 New
      +6
      And they have the choice to either produce or buy. I’d just not count on purchases, they can fly like Russia with the Mistrals. Still, we ourselves must do something. Although the machine is qualitatively inferior to modern world aircraft, but quantitatively it is completely possible to compensate for the qualitative lag.
      1. Jedi
        Jedi 3 November 2017 15: 12 New
        +9
        It seems that the Indians are guided by the principle of "Though inferior, but their own."
        1. dorz
          dorz 3 November 2017 15: 17 New
          +2
          Quote: Jedi
          It seems that the Indians are guided by the principle of "Though inferior, but their own."

          The Indians in the distant past had the best weapons in the world. But many years have passed since then. smile
          1. Piramidon
            Piramidon 3 November 2017 15: 27 New
            +6
            Quote: dorz
            The Indians in the distant past had the best weapons in the world.

            Are you the war elephants in the time of Alexander the Great?
            1. Sharky
              Sharky 3 November 2017 16: 08 New
              +2
              In fact, in the territory of India, the ancient city of Mohenjo-Daro was found, where all the inhabitants died from a nuclear explosion, and the city was destroyed. And this is 4000 years ago (although the dating varies).
              So yes, the Indians already had nuclear weapons (or their enemies).
              http://www.dopotopa.com/p_oleksenko_tayna_mohendz
              ho _-_ daro_termination.html
              1. Piramidon
                Piramidon 3 November 2017 16: 26 New
                +9
                Quote: Sharky
                In fact, in the territory of India, the ancient city of Mohenjo-Daro was found, where all the inhabitants died from a nuclear explosion, and the city was destroyed. And this is 4000 years ago (although the dating varies).
                So yes, the Indians already had nuclear weapons (or their enemies).
                http://www.dopotopa.com/p_oleksenko_tayna_mohendz
                ho _-_ daro_termination.html

                Is this from that series of jokes?
                - In Germany, archaeologists excavated. Traces of copper were found. They came to the conclusion that the ancient Germans used telephone communications.
                - In Japan, traces of glass were discovered. Came to the conclusion that the ancient Japanese used fiber optic communications,
                - On the territory of Russia, archaeologists have not found anything. They came to the conclusion that the ancient Rusich used mobile communications. wink
              2. NEXUS
                NEXUS 3 November 2017 17: 51 New
                +5
                Quote: Sharky
                In fact, in the territory of India, the ancient city of Mohenjo-Daro was found, where all the inhabitants died from a nuclear explosion, and the city was destroyed. And this is 4000 years ago (although the dating varies).

                This city was built in tiers ... the first levels of masonry are not at all the same as those above.

                Here it is polygon masonry

                And this is a more recent masonry of the upper tiers and it is different.
                In addition, the city of Mohenjo-Daro is not in India, but in Pakistan.
                Regarding weapons ... Do you really think that the weapons that destroyed this city belonged to people in general?
                1. Sharky
                  Sharky 4 November 2017 04: 15 New
                  +1
                  Is this from that series of jokes?

                  A person who is far from studying history and who is completely not interested in this issue can say there. A bunch in a puddle is counted.
                  Do you really think that the weapons that destroyed this city belonged to people in general?

                  No, I just think it’s not human civilization. Perhaps they were holding it in their hands, but it’s unlikely that they could shoot it.
                  However, technology was already at that time in India (or Pakistan). In general, I enjoy watching documentaries from the Laboratory of Alternative History with pleasure. Very informative. Recommend hi
              3. andrewkor
                andrewkor 3 November 2017 18: 02 New
                +4
                According to the latest British scientists, there was a mess between the Predators and the Aliens in the deceased city you indicated, I myself saw on TV1000
            2. alexmach
              alexmach 3 November 2017 16: 38 New
              0
              Well, they also worked with damask steel.
              1. NEXUS
                NEXUS 3 November 2017 17: 59 New
                +3
                Quote: alexmach
                Well, they also worked with damask steel.

                Damascus steel in Russia was called such steel or "red iron", and in India and Iran it was crucible steel (Damascus steel) is mentioned around 300 BC. e. That is, not welded Damascus, but cast.
                1. alexmach
                  alexmach 4 November 2017 00: 00 New
                  +1
                  Yeah, I'm not an expert here at all, thanks for fixing it. I know that they stood out with steel weapons, the Indian saw a sword in the museum, and lied about manufacturing techniques.
        2. Pete mitchell
          Pete mitchell 3 November 2017 19: 09 New
          +7
          Quote: Jedi
          It seems that the Indians are guided by the principle of "Though inferior, but their own."

          Jedi, they got so much money for 30+ years that there’s nowhere to retreat. And probably it will be more correct
          Quote: Jedi
          ..bad, but - your own.
          1. Jedi
            Jedi 3 November 2017 19: 19 New
            +6
            I agree, it’s a pity for the bulk money. I would still try to get them into some not very rich Papuans in the place of the Indians. yes
            1. Pete mitchell
              Pete mitchell 4 November 2017 00: 16 New
              +7
              It doesn’t work out Jedi: the Chinese are quite successfully moving the JF-17, it will be better. So their rubbish will only scare themselves
        3. vik669
          vik669 4 November 2017 01: 41 New
          +1
          Not many countries whose - "Though inferior, but - their own." The beginning has been made ... and they were collecting both the MiG-21 and the MiG-27!
    2. Horst78
      Horst78 3 November 2017 15: 08 New
      +2
      Quote: xetai9977
      Lied at last? But isn’t it too late?

      So I thought
      The development of the Tejas fighter was launched in India in 1983 year. The aircraft was originally called the LCA TD-1, but was later renamed Tejas. The first fighter flight took place on January 4 2001 of the year, Tejas received the status of initial combat readiness in the year 2013. The official order for the construction of 83 fighter aircraft modification Mk-1A company HAL received in November last year.
      1. NordOst16
        NordOst16 3 November 2017 15: 14 New
        +1
        Boreas from the 90s sawed and nothing.
        1. NEXUS
          NEXUS 3 November 2017 18: 02 New
          +4
          Quote: NordOst16
          Boreas from the 90s sawed and nothing.

          They compared a Russian vegetable with a finger ...
          1. NordOst16
            NordOst16 3 November 2017 21: 12 New
            +1
            I don’t see anything that would not allow me to compare
    3. assa67
      assa67 3 November 2017 15: 12 New
      +4
      they’ll go butt with Pakistan ... something looks like a Frenchman
    4. Scoun
      Scoun 3 November 2017 15: 50 New
      +4
      Quote: xetai9977
      Lied at last? But isn’t it too late?

      In general, it’s a very good aircraft for 5,5 tons, and with their neighbors, they need to start somewhere and by the way the MiG-21 is one of the most successful and best in its series, the legend aircraft, still used by many countries with outdated stuffing. ..... oh how obsolete and Teijas is essentially its reincarnation on modern technology.
      PS.
      For poor countries, a good option, so the Indians on sales will still work.
      1. Aaron Zawi
        Aaron Zawi 3 November 2017 17: 11 New
        +5
        Quote: Scoun

        In general, it’s a very good aircraft for 5,5 tons, and with their neighbors, they need to start somewhere and by the way the MiG-21 is one of the most successful and best in its series, the legend aircraft, still used by many countries with outdated stuffing. ..... oh how obsolete and Teijas is essentially its reincarnation on modern technology.
        PS.
        For poor countries, a good option, so the Indians on sales will still work.

        Well, he is MiG-21 and replaces. Then he has not bad avionics and armaments.

        The Indian Ministry of Defense decided to purchase 106 Tejas fighters of a modified version of the Mk1A to replace the MiG-21 aircraft. The Tejas of this version will have approximately 43 improvements, their final list will be approved in March. It is assumed that the fighter, in particular, will receive an airborne radar with an active phased array joint development with the Israeli company ELTA, an air-to-air refueling system and a modern suspension jamming station. The weight of an empty aircraft will be 1000 kg less than the base model, the engine will remain the same - the American General Electric F404.
        The first aircraft should be released by the state corporation HAL (Bangalore) in 2018, the end of the series in 2022-2023. The production rate should reach 16 machines per year compared to 6-7 (current level).
        The Tajiks must “fill the void” that will form by 2022 with the withdrawal of Soviet-era MiG-260 and MiG-21 fighters from 27, AMCA-India's first indigenous stealth fighter reports. In total, the Indian Air Force needs 400 new fighters.
        Israeli company Rafael has completed work on the integration of the I-Derby air-combat missile into the Indian Tejas fighter, Military Parity reports with reference to flightglobal.com (10 July 2017).
        Yossi Horowitz, director of marketing and business development for the aviation division of the company, said that this missile would be the main weapon in the air battle of the Tejas. He added that India could equip its fighter with a version of the I-Derby ER long-range missile (up to 54 nautical miles, or 100 km) equipped with a radar seeker.
    5. edge
      edge 4 November 2017 06: 03 New
      +2
      Quote: xetai9977
      But isn’t it too late?

      normal, this is a fighter of the battlefield, chasing attack aircraft, front-line bombers to blow ...
  2. zivXP
    zivXP 3 November 2017 15: 17 New
    0
    Flying iron reminds. And why do they need the 5th generation?
    1. NEXUS
      NEXUS 3 November 2017 18: 08 New
      +3
      Quote: zivXP
      Flying iron reminds. And why do they need the 5th generation?

      Then that Pakistan and China do not sit with their seats.
      1. edge
        edge 4 November 2017 06: 14 New
        +1
        Quote: NEXUS
        And why do they need the 5th generation?

        the fifth generation is Amer’s show-off, something blurt out and called; others who slap a little different will call -6th and will be show-off ..... sort of like a ki ... they slammed the Russian-American glider, put in Russian engines and yelled. ....- we are the second, after the amers, with the 5th generation.
  3. pavelty
    pavelty 3 November 2017 15: 20 New
    +3
    If you compare with the Chinese aircraft industry, then this pornolet causes a smile)
    1. edge
      edge 4 November 2017 06: 18 New
      +1
      Quote: pavlentiy
      If you compare with the Chinese aircraft industry, then this pornolet causes a smile)

      ..... and what did the Chinese develop? Then they swept up our technical documentation and slightly re-planned it ..... I just have a wry grin (it's like a thief to call a brilliant inventor, in this am .... master’s nipples)
  4. Warrior-80
    Warrior-80 3 November 2017 15: 21 New
    0
    What is the point of launching a series of obviously obsolete aircraft, while they refuse to program with us a 5th generation aircraft, some kind of senseless cut
    1. Ugolek
      Ugolek 3 November 2017 15: 50 New
      +2
      An order of 83 aircraft raises questions, however, as does the number of Rafales in 36 pieces. Such an amount (83 tails) indirectly indicates that they recognized the passage with this modern viman ..
    2. shans2
      shans2 3 November 2017 16: 50 New
      +2
      they do not refuse, do not read the Soros media.
  5. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 3 November 2017 16: 38 New
    +2
    Nehai fly. But he definitely reminds me of someone freak ....
    Exactly, Mirage. With whom you lead, so you will fly.
    1. K-612-O
      K-612-O 3 November 2017 16: 42 New
      +2
      It looks like a mirage
      1. Doliva63
        Doliva63 3 November 2017 17: 02 New
        +6
        Wrote, saw yours. So it’s not imagined laughing drinks
      2. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 4 November 2017 02: 06 New
        +2
        Because the consultants were the French from the Mirage company.
        And so he may be combat-ready. Avionics is Israeli, modern.
        1. askort154
          askort154 4 November 2017 06: 24 New
          +3
          voyaka uh And so he may be combat-ready. Avionics is Israeli, modern.

          02:06! belay What insomnia? Or are they even on duty at night? wink
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 4 November 2017 13: 53 New
            +1
            drinks We actually have both Friday and Saturday - days off. Jews. I slept on Friday afternoon, and you can look at the Internet / Facebook.
        2. tezey
          tezey 4 November 2017 11: 27 New
          +1
          Pictured is French Rafale. He is definitely combat-ready.
  6. Doliva63
    Doliva63 3 November 2017 17: 01 New
    +7
    In the photo it’s like a Mirage belay However, maybe I'm confusing it already.
  7. Going
    Going 3 November 2017 17: 37 New
    10
    Tejas will replace the obsolete Soviet-made MiG-21s with the Indian Air Force.


    It seems that they will stop buying from us or reduce them to a minimum.
    1. edge
      edge 4 November 2017 06: 22 New
      +1
      Quote: Going
      It seems that they will stop buying from us or reduce them to a minimum.

      for a moment, they haven’t been producing spare parts for a long time ..... if anything, we have sharpened production for newer models
  8. tezey
    tezey 4 November 2017 12: 45 New
    +1
    As far as I remember in the 60s, India produced its own fighter, the HAL HF-24 Marut. TTX are close to our MiG-17. It was in service until the mid 80s. Of course, Tejas is far from the last word in military aviation, but to replace the MiG-21 is quite suitable. Modern avionics and a variety of missile weapons will allow him to compete with Pakistani fighters of Chinese design.