Self reliance: 1-in-2 Tejas fighters to have desi radar
BENGALURU: In a major boost to indigenous defence technologies, at least 51% of the 123 LCA Tejas fighters that will be inducted into the Indian Air Force (IAF) will have the desi Uttam radar, replacing Israeli radars that the first batch of aircraft will be equipped with.
In all, IAF will get 123 Tejas fighters: 40 in initial and final operational clearance (IOC and FOC) configurations and 83 Tejas Mark-1A, orders for which were placed in the first week of February. While the first 40 will have mechanical radars (all Israeli), 83 Mk-1A planes will have Active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars.
“We will have the Uttam radar from the 21st Tejas Mk-1A to be produced. Uttam has performed better than anticipated in the trials so far. We’ve already signed an MoU with HAL,” DRDO chairman Sateesh Reddy told TOI.
This means 63 of the 83 will be indigenous Uttam radars developed by LRDE (Electronics and Radar Development Establishment), a DRDO lab in Bengaluru. The TOI had reported in 2019 that Uttam radars were likely to replace the AESA radars — the EL/M 2052 — from Israeli firm ELTA.
这意味着83架中有63架将搭载印度国产Uttam雷达，由印度国防研究与发展组织(DRDO)设在班加罗尔的实验室LRDE(电子和雷达发展机构)开发。《印度时报》在2019年报道称，Uttam雷达或取代以色列ELTA公司的EL/M 2052 AESA雷达。
This is in line with the Centre’s push for increasing indigenous content in defence equipment and will enable HAL to increase the same on Tejas from the present 52%.
Any comments anti nationals and Modi haters who were laughting about Make in India programs
Well done, DRDO. I pray for God to give good health and wealth for our beloved scientists who are working to make strong INDIA.
It is proud moment.
To improve quality, encourage private investment in these sectors, alliw them to compete in international market.
Cant believe we are making fighter jets within 6 years of NDA in power
Govt should try to produce all military hardware and ammunitions with production facilities distributed over different states instead of locating them mostly in the south. This is of paramount importance for national security, integrity and unity.
The only people who laughed at mr. Modi are the trechouress congress. They are nothing but a bunch of thugs and looters who have now resorted to create trouble for the nation. Mr. Modi needs to take serious steps to clip the wings of rahul gandhi.
This kind of news makes India haters and Congress lovers very jealous. But, thanks Modi Ji.
Well done and hats off for Indian Scientists..! Next challenge is to develop a fully functional indegenous Jet Engine which when developed will open the doors for manufacturing of several other types of aircrafts and passenger aircrafts which will ultimately save billions of dollars for India..!
Indian engineers and scientists are great. They develop great products such as the LCA. Therefore credit goes to the engineers and scientists of India. STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) is important so India stays ahead of the curve be it in computers, aeronautical sciences, space, vaccines, textiles, nuclear energy or anything else.
Pakistan can only make EXPLODING RADARS
As soon as Modi arrived things started getting done.
BJP has been weakening Indian manufacturing by privatizing the PSUs.
Jai Hind. Jai DRDO
PROUDEST moment of TEJAS will be the day when it flies with INDIAN HEART ie INDIAN ENGINE..
Now DRDO is competing with ISRO for the limelight.
India should continue to focus on 'Made in India' defence Arms and ammunition.