Friday, January 25, 2013

HAL To Unveil 'Indian' FGFA Model At Aero India

PHOTO / HAL
A model of the modified Indian version of the Russian T-50 fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) will be on display for the first time at Aero India 2013, starting on February 6. The picture on the left is from September last year -- a 1:15.5 model of a modified single-seater FGFA by HAL. It is likely that the same model will be on display at the show, though this isn't certain. Here's HAL's full press release on what they've got on display at Aero India this year:

[HAL’s] strength in design, development and production will be showcased through its products during the up-coming Aero-India 2013. The major attractions of the HAL’s pavilion include in-house designs such as Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), “Rudra” the weaponised Advance Light Helicopter (ALH) and Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT). “For the first time, we will present to the world glimpses of prospective multirole fighter (PMF) also known as Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA). This is under co-development with the Russians”, says Dr. R.K. Tyagi, Chairman, HAL.

ALH Dhruv, LCH and Rudra (Mk 4 WSI) will be on flying display. Scale models of Light Utility Helicopter, Hawk, Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) and Su-30 will also be on display. In addition, Pilotless Target Aircraft (Lakshya), Shakti engine, state-of-the-art accessories and avionics from various divisions of HAL are being showcased.

The other specialities of the HAL pavilion include 3D video mapping of HTT-40, Dornier Glass cockpit, scale models of aerospace structures of GSLV MkII, GSLV Mk III and PSLV. The Rotary Wing Corner will provide the visitors through simulation & visual display, a helicopter view of the technologies, the capabilities and competencies built in the company. There will also be a holographic projection depicting capabilities of LCA, Hawk, LCH and LUH[.]

10 comments :

VijayaY said...

OMG! Hyper excited right now. Fifth Gen fighter model is ready already? This means that major design decisions have been considered, tested and confirmed. For a layman this may not sound like a big deal but trust me this is way more complicated than you imagine.
Now lets see what this baby would look like. Cant wait for AERO-india now.

Anonymous said...

Its sad that we indians can see only holographic projections of LCA but not the actual aircraft. Let alone its flying capacities. HAL should be ashamed of dragging this project so long and wasting tax payers money down the drain.

Anonymous said...

What you vote is what you get....don't expect more than that....

Anonymous said...

baap re baap

Anonymous said...

seriously they talk about 5th generation fighters but still can not take a decent picture with a simple digital camera...looks like the pic was taken with a stone

Abhiman said...

I'm glad to see that while referring to the so-called FGFA, you've mentioned the word "Indian" in double-quotes.

HAL has been joking about its contribution in the FGFA since years. It really is a Russian-made fighter through and through. Its only tampered a bit by HAL. Calling it a "joint development" is not only a massive LIE, but also a serious misrepresentation to the nation and its citizens.

Anonymous said...

Whoa!!!!!
This is big.......

abirjin said...

Nothing on AMCA? oh I guess more on AMCA will be revealed at Aero India 2033 super exited

Anonymous said...

India getting conned by the Russians again. Sad.

Anonymous said...

Superb iam waiting for this to happen:)