Guess what the Artillery Corps is doing right now?Indian Army Conducts Field Trial Of Newly Acquired M777 Howitzer In Pokhranhttps://swarajyamag.com/insta/indian-ar ... in-pokhran
Think about this for a second. We just bought a foreign howitzer and are now field testing it. And what about our desi howitzers? We field tested them first and then placed orders. This is like the joke I once heard.
Q. What is the difference between a Regular man and Superman?
A. Regular Man wears his underwear first and then his pants. Superman wears his pants first and then wears his underwear.
We are Superman!
Rakesh, you need to understand the difference between development testing and user acceptance testing.
Indian systems undergo long development testing and thereafter user evaluation/acceptance testing, the sum of which appears long. Any deficiencies found during development testing are rectified and re-tested. BR members do not segregate between development and user testing.
Foreign systems TOO undergo long development trials IN THEIR HOME COUNTRIES and thereafter user evaluation/acceptance trials in India.
Since the BR members only read about the user testing, they incorrectly end up thinking the testing of foreign systems is shorter and lesser, completely ignoring the development trials already having taken place in home country and whose data is shared during user testing that can be validated in a few tests rather than whole cycle of original test.
When Edison developed a light bulb, he did 1000 iterations of development testing. When we buy light bulb, we test once at the shop. We don't need to do the full set of development trials that Edison did. However, when we develop Tejas, then we need to do 1000 iterations of development testing.
For development testing of Tejas AoA, ITR & STR, the aircraft envelope is gradually expanded over, say, 10 development flights. For Rafale AoA, ITR & STR, it too required the same number of development flights - in France. When IAF tests a certified Rafale, it has certification data and can verify AoA, ITR and STR in a single flight.
BR members reading the testing incorrectly think, Rafale 1 flight Tejas 10 flights not understanding the difference between development testing and user acceptance testing and not accounting for development testing time & effort in home country. Going by this Lahori Logic, BR members should do all 1000 development tests that do into developing a light bulb when buying a light bulb