Ak-47 .... see our reporters ... it is at around 2:39....
Well at least she got the country of origin right (that should be something
), unlike that LCH report that showed a Mi 35 and called it Apache.
@4:40 "is saal ke ant tak 4 aircraft tyar ho jayenge".
Why do we even bother wasting our time on such videos. These journos have no motivation to get their basics right (let alone providing some specifics). All they do is stuff like "Woh aa raha hai" etc... stuff that may appeal to common man who will forget all about this in a few days but is sacrilegious to us.
@ IAF chief's comments, I guess what he meant is that LCA will be a true 4th gen (even 4+) a/c by the time it gets FOC. As right now, there is no BVR, I am not sure if A-G radar modes have been tested. Need to do high G and high alpha tests. Need to actually hit some PTA's (and validate the A-A modes) and perform Precision guiding (drop some sudarshans maybe). Anthony also mentioned something about them expecting the quality of the aircraft to increase as serial production starts.
As of now, all that has been demonstrated is that it can fly, can fire missiles, can drop bombs and can track targets (?). How effectively does it do all this will be tested in the next two years which in turn will increase confidence of the user.
What i cannot understand is that Mk1 (after FOC) would turn out to be equal to (if not better) than the upgraded M 2000's. So, why not order more, though production rates will have to be increased so that all are inducted before Mk2 induction begins.
I hope that more will be ordered once IAF gets to test the aircraft and if HAL can churn these out quickly enough.