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Chandragupt

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I thought Tejas MK2 aka Medium Weight Fighter is a new project but it's not the development of Tejas MK2 started in 2009 and the first flight was scheduled to be on 2018 but now it has been postponed to 2023 and the mass production has to start from 2027-28 onwards
 

Chandragupt

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Yes we have been hearing about the AESA-equipped "Super Sukhoi" program for
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I think by 2025-26 everything in Su30MKI will be Indian made except for the airframe and engine
It's important to note that the mission of computer of Su30MKI is Indian made
I read some reports saying that India will replace Russian AL-31FP engines of Su30MKI with a derivative of Indian made Kaveri engine but I don't think it's that easy to design an engine for an existing aircraft even if it happens it will happen from 2030 onwards as of now DRDO and HAL are modifying Russian AL-31FP engine of Su30MKI with Indian made components to increase the thrust
 

pevade

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I think by 2025-26 everything in Su30MKI will be Indian made except for the airframe and engine
It's important to note that the mission of computer of Su30MKI is Indian made
I read some reports saying that India will replace Russian AL-31FP engines of Su30MKI with a derivative of Indian made Kaveri engine but I don't think it's that easy to design an engine for an existing aircraft even if it happens it will happen from 2030 onwards as of now DRDO and HAL are modifying Russian AL-31FP engine of Su30MKI with Indian made components to increase the thrust
I'm quite interested in India's semiconductor progress because I'm not sure where they are sourcing their chips for the Indian military
 

Stealthflanker

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I've read somewhere the AL-41 are the worst in stealth class of engines. No composites anywhere, only metal.

I would take this chance to clear some misconception on composites

You use composites for weight reduction mainly. For stealth, you still need to Coat it with absorbers as although composites may "have low RCS" They are -Penetrable- by EM wave thus your composite structure may not be visible to radar but -the insides- of your airframe will.

If one wish to reduce RCS with composite then the composite itself have to be designed to absorb or selectively picks what frequency it needs. This called as Radar Absorbent Structure (RAS)

as for the AL-41F1 Su-30's or SM2 used tho.. Stealth are not considered (But also other fighter engine in its class like GE F-132,129 or PW-100 or PW-220/229) therefore it lacks structures one could find in stealth fighter or dedicated engine like F-135 with Rear blocker or Su-57's frontal radar blocker.
 

Chandragupt

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I'm quite interested in India's semiconductor progress because I'm not sure where they are sourcing their chips for the Indian military
India is changing the Russian radar of Su30MKI with Indian one so it basically means that Su30MKI would be able to fire European , Israeli and American weapons like Meteor , Amaraam , Python etc just like LCA Tejas MK1A
 

Fulcrum007

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DRDO & Naval Group France sign agreement to integrate DRDO’s Fuel Cell-based Air Independent Propulsion system in Kalvari-class submarines. An agreement was signed to enter into detailed design phase for integration of indigenous AIP in the Kalvari class submarines.

As part of the agreement, Naval Group France will certify the AIP design for integration in the submarines.

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Lethe

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If DRDO's AIP module can be drop fit in 2025 (which means that it must be more or less ready now) then IN's insistence on foreign AIP for P-75I is even sillier given that those submarines will definitely be finalised post-2025. Of course the other reason the AIP requirement is silly is because it eliminates what would otherwise be the two most obvious contenders in France and Russia from the outset. I almost wonder if that is the point.
 

Chandragupt

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Indian navy hardly imports anything
Almost all warships except for one Russian aircraft carrier (Admiral gorshkov) in Indian navy are completely made in India
How come Indian airforce relies heavily on imported fighter jets ?
Is it because Indian made fighter jets use American engines and may face maintenance issues in case of American Sanctions?
 

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