earlier when they integrated the new adc, there were issues which at that time were thought to be related to software, debugging was done and finally after changes in software it was found that these issues persisted, then it was understood that there were hardware issues and then they were addressed, i think here too two to three versions had to be tried.
BTW this doesnt mean there werent any issues with MMR integration, they in all probability occurred imho, however the last component that held it back was adc, and a few other components were also installed in lsp-3. i did not discuss the timeline of delay, why flog dead horses! beet gayi so baat gayi. in a way its better to talk of future ahead in such a program.
Tejas LSP-3 First Flight Successful- avaiation week
It is almost in its final configuration, including new air-data computers, MMR, new communication and navigation equipment and a radar warning receiver.
with this kind of a change, i think cmds is one of the last things needed to be integrated.
no dates are being shifted for IOC even in recent media reports, the dates are consistent and even if overshot will not be by more than a few months IMHO! The envelope for IOC has been opened and that has been reported in media long back. If the testing was over IOC would be achieved no? How can there be testing be completed without the radar being integrated or installed?
chaiwala said the target is December both for IOC as well as NP1 first flight and achievable!