suryag wrote:Flight test update
LCA-Tejas has completed 1932 Test Flights successfully. (09-July-2012).
LCA-Tejas has completed 1931 Test Flights successfully. (07-July-2012).
SuryaG, thanks a lot for your posts.
I must share this with you. A few days back, while relaxing over ny eveing cuppa tea, I had what I call, an intuitive moment.
That the LCA MK1 was going to be a serious CAP/CAS A/C. Kick @rse type.
So I asked myself a question: Why?
Inspite of its reportedly slow progress, inspite of the criticism subjected to it at the highest level, TEAM TEJAS is progressing at a pace which can indicate of of two things. Their ineptitude; or their desire to deliver above expectations. I choose the latter.
They have been subjected to various shocks: sanctions; stingy budget hand outs; a certain lack of support from certain endusers. Moving design targets.
The next question was when? Only when they were ready to deliver a product which would prove its worth!
Even if my above hypothesis is wrong, the experience gained by this project will stand us in good stead in our quest for independence in A/C design and development. From a Khan who screws us by arming Pakistan with armaments for a non-existet AQ Navy and Airforce and the Russians who provide shoddy after sales service and their realisation that they can wring us for more money.
I always ask two questions when things arent happening as they shoud have. The first, is what most people dwell on. What went wrong?
The second is to ask, which the above people should also ask is: what went right!