They've already claimed that the first prototype they would role out by 2023 would be "block 0", lacking few key avionics. So yes, you are correct.They won't, it's clearly a ridiculous notion. If they roll anything out it will be a mockup or systems/hardware demonstrator to save face.I also am interested to find out..There is some progress with TFX,
- Details about the engines will be revealed some time this year, either deals with existing engine manufacturers or indigenous development
- Laboratory work has started to develop methods of utilising additive manufacturing techniques to produce various components (bulkheads) of the TFX, if positive outcomes are reached TAI will invest heavily into additive manufacturing.
Thanks for your efforts, but again ... how will they hold that projected timeline to roll out a prototype by 2023?