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Post time 2010-7-6 11:24:46 |Display all floors
India is all set to roll out its indigenous naval Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) facility in Bangalore on Tuesday, which will be witnessed by Defence Minister A K Antony.

“The first indigenous naval Light Combat Aircraft – the LCA (Navy) NP1 – is scheduled to roll out from HAL Aircraft Research and Design Centre (ARDC) hangar on July 6,” a Defence Minister official said here on Monday.

An important milestone for the naval programme of Bangalore-based Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), the aircraft would be brought out of the hanger where it was assembled part-by-part during the roll-out.

Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma will be the chief guest at the event. The aircraft is being readied for induction into the Navy and for deployment on board the Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC), currently under construction at the Cochin Shipyard, by 2015.

Following the roll-out, the Naval LCA, with state-of-the-art technologies and punch, will be ready for the phase of systems integration tests leading to ground runs, taxi trials and flight trials.

Once the ground based tests are completed , the ‘NP1′ is expected to fly by the end of this year and the NP2 is likely to fly by the end of 2011.

The government had sanctioned the LCA (Navy) programme in 2003 and the first stage of development included design and fabrication of a trainer and a fighter – NP1 and NP2 respectively – along with a Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF) at Goa naval air base, which has already come up.

The SBTF is being used to simulate carrier take off and arrested landing and as a training facility for future pilots of the naval LCA.

It is also being used for training on the newly acquired MiG-29K fighter jets, bought from Russia to be operated on the Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier, which is under a repair and refit programme in a Russian shipyard. The LCA (Navy) NP1 would be flying with the GE-F-404-IN20 engine and is designed for Ski-jump Take Off But Arrested Recovery (STOBAR) operations.

The only carrier-borne aircraft in the light category in the world, Naval LCA will be operating with a wide variety of operational weapons and equipment like the Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile, anti-ship missiles, conventional bombs, air defence guns, counter-counter measures and drop tanks.

The ADA is responsible for design, development, ground test and flight test of both the Naval and Air Force versions of the LCA. HAL is the principal partner of ADA in this task.

The Indian Navy, the Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification (CEMILAC) and Directorate General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance (DGAQA), all have played an important supporting role in the development of the Naval LCA right from its inception, the officials said.

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Post time 2010-7-7 21:20:41 |Display all floors
one of the main qualification to be a naval fighter craft is having the folding wing.

Does this LCA has folding wing? If Not, it will be automatically disqualified!    Unless it can do the Harrier vertical take off.

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Post time 2010-7-7 21:39:25 |Display all floors

foldin wings for more storage...

Originally posted by antimatter at 2010-7-7 05:20
one of the main qualification to be a naval fighter craft is having the folding wing.

Does this LCA has folding wing? If Not, it will be automatically disqualified!    Unless it can do the Harri ...



what are you really sayin here...fighter jets or your foldin wings expensive toi  

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Post time 2010-7-7 21:44:01 |Display all floors
Originally posted by antimatter at 2010-7-7 06:50 PM
one of the main qualification to be a naval fighter craft is having the folding wing.

Does this LCA has folding wing? If Not, it will be automatically disqualified!    Unless it can do the Harri ...


Naval LCA has folding wings with a capability to launch at 100 knots speed from the 37,500 ton Air Defence Ship to be built at the Cochin Shipyard, with a take-off mass of 12 tons from a 12 degree ramp. The recovery will be by arrestor gear at 120 knots landing speed.

This is one of the world's first type of  light weight naval fighter

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Post time 2010-7-8 12:39:29 |Display all floors

India - land of contrast!

First, invested in LUXURY cars production in the UK!
Then, invested in the SMALLEST CAR, the Tata Nano - without a production site!

Then courted a ARMS RACE with China.
Build everything from Aircraft Carrier, SSBN, SSN, Indigeneous Jet Fighter, Space Missions!
Spending boom, up to 25% of the National Budget on the military!

Courted high trade defisits, high inflation, low infrastructure investments!

(Obviously IGNORED by China, it seems, but that doesn't stop the Indian Government!)


Strange Nation, the Indian Empire!

Wa ha ha ha


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Post time 2010-7-9 11:21:11 |Display all floors
Originally posted by greendragon at 2010-7-7 20:39
First, invested in LUXURY cars production in the UK!
Then, invested in the SMALLEST CAR, the Tata Nano - without a production site!

Then courted a ARMS RACE with China.
Build everything from A ...


Damn it, Draken, doesn't
manoj's Naval LCA look somewhat
JL-15'sh ?  Copy cats!




Then again, the JL-15 is
powered by two engines. The LCA
only a single powerplant.
Putin's a killer. This was the claim made by Fox News journalist; Bill O'Reilly during his recent interview with Donald Trump. Trump's reply came in the form of a simple question. What, you think our country's so innocent?

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Post time 2010-7-9 11:44:00 |Display all floors
Originally posted by edisonone at 2010-7-9 08:51 AM


Damn it, Draken, doesn't
manoj's Naval LCA look somewhat
JL-15'sh ?  Copy cats!



Its impossible,

the LCA project was started in 1983. The first flight was on 4 January 2001, For JL 15, the first flight was on 13 March 2006

Hence LCA is five years before than JL 15 was ever tested and flown. Its totally baseless to make such a claim.

Further considering the amount of secretive the Chinese defense projects are its impossible to copy China's designs until you have one specimen with you right in the backyard.

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