putnanja wrote:sankum wrote:HAL tender for Tejas mk2 wing assembly
Length of wing 6.5m
https://hal-india.co.in/Tender_Details. ... ivkey=MTY=
Interesting, thanks for sharing the link.
I was looking at the technical specs, and it has rough specs. Does anyone know if the design has been frozen? If I remember previous discussions, there were multiple wind tunnel models displayed in various airshows, not sure if its frozen or not.
Also, was thinking that for MK-II onwards, HAL might outsource the wing assembly too to tier-1 suppliers like Tata advanced materials etc who are doing work on wing for Mk-I too. Looks like HAL is keeping it inhouse. They wanted to be integrators with various assemblies/sub-assemblies coming from tier-1/2 suppliers. Looks like it will just be similar to Mk-1/IA for Mk-II too.
Yes, the design is frozen. I think they are going through due process. It will be difficult to replace the entity which is currently entrusted to build Mk1A wings. Also, this proves that Mk2s will have no TD, PV etc. It is LSPs from day 1 with eventual Tier I/Tier II manufacturers.