Indian Fighter Jets To Soon Get Made In India Super Radars As DRDO Begins Bidding Process
Indian Fighter Jets To Soon Get Made In India Super Radars As DRDO Begins Bidding ProcessA Jaguar fighter plane makes touchdown on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway (Photo by Subhankar Chakraborty/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

‘Super Radar’ technology developed by the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO), which is used in fighter jet aircraft is about to go on sale after, DRDO asks Indian industry to submit proposals for transfer of technology, reports The Economic Times.

“Active Electronically Scanned Array Radar (AESAR)” technology developed by the Electronics and Radar Development Establishment (LRDE) has been offered to the industry. The lab has asked the companies to submit their profiles to apply for the project.

AESAR are integrated on all cutting edge jets and modern aircraft like the Dassault Rafale and Boeing F/A 18 besides the fifth generation F 22 and F 35 fleet. They enable jets to detect the enemy targets from standoff distance without getting exposed.

They also have the ability to track targets and enable one jet to take down multiple targets simultaneously without getting exposed.

“Active phased array technology in the Radar enables the user to achieve high mission reliability with multi-target tracking capability. The radar operational modes are designed to assist the fighter pilot in the execution of various combat missions in air-to-air, air-to-ground and air-to-sea operations,” the DRDO note says.

This technology will be a key requirement for all future jet fighter purchases by India, with efforts also on to integrate it in the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas ordered by the Indian Air Force. Israeli ELTA company plans to equip 58 Jaguar from Indian Air Force (IAF) fleet with AESAR improving Jaguar’s targeting capabilities to allow it to carry out pinpoint accurate bombing on designated targets.

DRDO says its fire control radar can be integrated on to any fighter class aircraft and has sought applications from prospective bidders. The current developments will prove an impetus for the upcoming contest to supply 110 fighter jets under the Make in India scheme.

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