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randomradio

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Yeah, nothing special. I had pointed this out before, that the SPORT is over-spec'd for its role.
 

Ankit Kumar

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Yeah, nothing special. I had pointed this out before, that the SPORT is over-spec'd for its role.
I am interested to find out its configuration, will it be a single engine or a smaller twin, will it be just something like an Advanced trainer with secondary combat capabilities like HAWK or more like say T50 ?
Or simply this is new name of Tejas SPORT ?
 
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randomradio

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I am interested to find out its configuration, will it be a single engine or a smaller twin, will it be just something like an Advanced trainer with secondary combat capabilities like HAWK or more like say T50 ?
Or simply this is new name of Tejas SPORT ?

Doesn't seem like a renamed SPORT.

I think this is HAL's attempt to build a LIFT in the Hawk class, including with ground strike capabilities, using their own engine. There is a market for this type.
 

Ankit Kumar

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Doesn't seem like a renamed SPORT.

I think this is HAL's attempt to build a LIFT in the Hawk class, including with ground strike capabilities, using their own engine. There is a market for this type.
There surely is a market. A rather big one where something like LCA is an overkill. But let's see what configuration HAL is actually looking at. Maybe next Def Expo will give us some answers.
 

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My gut says either something like a HJT-39 or a Tejas Trainer. But I hope it's a conventional clean sheet design. Nothing else was revealed in the Annual Book of HAL. We will have to wait.
Unfortunately, the key word here is 'WAIT' ... the timeline DPSU runs on - we will be looking at 2030 for the first rollout