Thursday, March 05, 2009

Phase 2 of LCA Tejas weapon tests

The second phase of weapon testing on the LCA Tejas is currently underway from an IAF base in the north-western sector. The focus of the current phase of testing is safe separation and accuracy of weapon delivery. The results from the tests would validate aerodynamic interference data as well as complex weapon release algorithms in different modes of release.

A composite test team comprising of specialists from ADA, IAF, HAL, NAL, ADE, DGAQA and CEMILAC have been put in place at the trial location where the flight tests are being conducted by National Flight Test Centre.

Arrangements are in place to directly link the trial location with the base telemetry station at Bangalore via INSAT and also through a secluded fiber optic channel. With this arrangement, designers and other specialists will be able to monitor in realtime, the activities in general and vital parameters in particular, as the trials go through thousands of kilometers away. Specifically for this trial, accurate upper air data is being gathered at the trial location using GPS Radiosonde supplied by ISRO.

The mood at ADA and other organizations involved in the trial is upbeat as the information has just come in, that Tejas has scored a direct hit on the target in the first test sortie itself. The trials are planned for two weeks' duration.

10 comments :

nithesh said...

We always say that all indigenus development is failure...but the thing is we have t also take into consideration the knowledge and the spinoff that happens along with it...great work for now by DRDO even though there is much that needs to be done on LCA itself...

SmarterOne said...

Congrats to ADA, HAL, DRDO & all other agencies involved in Tejas' WSI & testing.
Hey Shiv can u get some insider info on the Indian GPS alternative (IRNSS) & the Military Satellite to be launched in couple of years? & which way will India go GLONASS or Galileo?

Anonymous said...

hey shiv , thts gr8 news...

can you find out wht type of weapons can tejas carry?
wht type of ammunation delivary are being validated here?

Cane-an said...

I think that's the exact text of an ADE/HAl/?? press release.
Should'nt you be saying that?

Anonymous said...

yes this is a press release only... can you expect such kind of writings from these so called JOURNALISTS.....

Shiv is only best at rewriting company's press releases and enjoying his trips on their money...

Anonymous said...

Hey Shiv, you want some comedy? Not the comedy central type but even funnier.

http://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?p=630156#p630156

Anonymous said...

Brazil buys $12 billion of Helicopters, Submarines from France
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Friday, Jan 09, 2009
Brazil signed contracts worth $12 billion to purchase five submarines and 50 EC-725 military transport helicopters from France, the current issue of Defense News magazine reported.

The submarine deal involves the purchase of four conventionally-powered Scorpene attack submarines and the construction of a nuclear-powered submarine to be built with French cooperation, the magazine said.

A French official traveling with President Nicolas Sarkozy in Brazil last month said the contracts were $9.4 billion for the submarines and $2.6 billion for the helicopters, the article said.

The French government will pocket around six billion euros (8.4 billion dollars) of that total, with the rest going to private defense firms involved in the contracts
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if brasil can pay this much for this little then

isn't

16 mig29k+6 helicopters
+gorky(after cost eacalation) =$ 2.9billion

80 mi17 =$ 1 billion

mig29 upgrade =$ 1 billion

3 krivak class =$ 1.5 billion
frigates

40 su30mki =$ 2.2 billion

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=$ 8.6 billion

r cheaper

Anonymous said...

Brazil buys $12 billion of Helicopters, Submarines from France
-----------------------------
Friday, Jan 09, 2009
Brazil signed contracts worth $12 billion to purchase five submarines and 50 EC-725 military transport helicopters from France, the current issue of Defense News magazine reported.

The submarine deal involves the purchase of four conventionally-powered Scorpene attack submarines and the construction of a nuclear-powered submarine to be built with French cooperation, the magazine said.

A French official traveling with President Nicolas Sarkozy in Brazil last month said the contracts were $9.4 billion for the submarines and $2.6 billion for the helicopters, the article said.

The French government will pocket around six billion euros (8.4 billion dollars) of that total, with the rest going to private defense firms involved in the contracts-
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if brasil can pay this much for this little

then isn't

16 mig29k+6 helicopters+
gorky(after cost
escalation) = $2.9 billion

3 krivak ships =$ 1.6 billion

mig29 upgrade =$ 1 billion

40 su30mki =$ 2.2 billion

80 mi17-v5 =$ 1 billion
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=$ 8.7 billion

r cheaper than what brasil paying to france

Anonymous said...

Brazil are also going to get nuclear tech from France. The cost is for that.

NJS said...

Hai, Smarterone & to everyone .
Our Su 30 mki is better than Chinese su30 mk2, but we need to have more sqn's by making Clones in su-30 , to stop our fighter's depletion in IAF & to have edge with Pak / China .