vina wrote:BTW, where are you getting all these from.. Chaiwallahs?
Oh well. Ask Google Chacha and he gives. I found the paper which actually talks about all the things that you talked about .
This is the link to the pdf
It is written by some folks from CEMILAC. Not very well written, for one, they messed up with the numbering of the figures and figures 18 and 21 are exactly the same, though they are meant to convey two different things.
A shoddy slapped up together paper with zero proof reading not even an once over. I wonder how it got published at all without such basic stuff and gosh.. if this is how the certification guys are going to go around doing things, god save us. Some of the IT/Vity guys have technical documentation teams that do work for all the major tech munnas including aerospace dudes (most tech and user manuals and documentations for most products and everything are banged out in Desh) , maybe ADA ought to hire them to do that Inglees and making manuals part . Will come out very neat and TFTA Massa std level with all IT/Vity "kwalitee " certifications stamped.
That said and whining done, what comes out of that paper (published in 2009) is that this is not for Mk-2, but actually ongoing and you will see it right in Mk-1! Mk2 is a different beast with a different engine, the specs which no one has seen yet (I am willing to bet AESA radar and additional fuel packed ..probably in a humpback like the later Mig 29s , with the trainer as a staring point). In fact, all the stuff in this is pretty minor and can be incorporated as the full series production starts and even retrofitted to the fleet in service , even if not rolled out with it in the beginning for whatever reason.