If the purpose was quick induction and too many twin engine fighters could be a problem, they could also simply increase the numbers of MMRCAs coming in from the wining nation as well (2, or 3 squads instead of just 1). only 40 Mk1 was ordered as a result of IAF agreed that by the time production of that number is completed HAL may start production of LCA Mk2. HAL might be making MRCAs however the Sukhoi line will likely be coming to an end so there will be room for the MK2 series manufacturing to prove more plane per year.
Shiv Aroor is driving the Rafale. First Indian Journo to do so. Dassault sending the Rafales and giving Indian journalists rides for the primary time makes it the Dark Horse for me. Whether it is army plane or comercial plane reality is Embraer know what they’re doing in relation to designing and building plane, but not as a lot as SAAB easy. re MKI – the point was that IAF likes to order plane in batches as compared to ordering as a single batch no relation ship to performance of if Tejas MKII doesnt fulfill the IAF , they might prefer to order a second batch of mmrca to fill within the numbers whereas curtailing the numbers for MKII.
NEW DELHI – India has no plans as of now to either join the US-led joint strike fighter (JSF) programme or buy the F-35 `Lightning-II’ fifth-era fighter plane (FGFA) when it finally turns into operational. Gripen is in the same class of Mirage 2000, but so is Tejas and IAF now searches for more (MoD probably additionally for a helpful service fighter) and the worth of Sweden and Saab by way of diplomatic and strategic advantages is more than low. … Read the rest