Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
The 45-minute flight was conducted on a modified Sukhoi-30MKI. HAL plans to convert around 40 aircraft to carry the BrahMos cruise missile.
Why isn’t Afghanistan getting the Mi-25 attack helicopters from Russia, which is the original manufacturer? Answer: Ukraine, Syria, sanctions, defense lobby
Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar: ‘A replacement (for the MiG-21) could be the LCA Tejas or another – I’ll not call it low end – but a single engine lighter aircraft. Tejas is a good aircraft but it has its limitations.’
Dassault can wait to have their way in the MMRCA negotiations knowing the aversion of the IAF and defense ministry to a re-tender, unless the defense ministry walks away from the table itself, first.
Air Marshal M Matheshwaran analyzes exactly why the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft will never fully meet the ASR and cannot become the IAF ‘s frontline fighter in the Lo segment.
Air Marshal M Matheswaran (retired) goes back in history to examine the reasons why the Light Combat Aircraft project has failed to meet expectations.