Israeli Rafael will supply 164 examples of Litening targeting pod to Indian air force for four types of combat aircraft including Su-30 fighters.
“The pods will be delivered in the next couple of years,” Guy Oren, director of Rafael's electro-optical systems unit was quoted as saying by Flightglobal Wednesday.
An advanced version of the Litening 4 – the Litening 4 I – will be supplied. The improved system has been equipped with upgraded infrared cameras and a charge-coupled device colour camera to help identify targets on the ground, particularly dense areas, Rafael says.
The company adds that the new version doubles up as a surveillance and reconnaissance system in addition to being a targeting pod.
In February it was announced that the planned Litening acquisition would fall under a larger $500 million deal between India and Israel, which would also see the Rafael Spice 250 precision-guided bomb provided to New Delhi.
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Indian Reliance and Israeli Rafael have agreed to set up a joint venture company in India to manufacture air-to-air missiles, aerostats and air defense systems. The strategic partnership with Rafael Advance Defence Systems of Israel, will mark the entry of Reliance Defence in the complex field of air-to-air and air defence systems manufacturing in India, the company said in a press statement
Rafael is discussing a joint venture with Bharat Forge to produce Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) in India. Rafael has completed all preparatory work with Bharat Forge for the collaboration, President and CEO of the company Yoav Har-Even told Vayu in an interview
Russia and India may hold two launches of BrahMos cruise missiles from a Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet against sea and ground targets at the end of this year, TASS reports Tuesday. "If positive results of the work with the technologically operational missile are received, there are plans to carry out demonstration launches of two organic missiles against a sea and a ground target," CEO of the Research and Production Association of Machine-Building Alexander Leonov said
India and Russia are currently negotiating the upgrade of the Indian Air Forces Su-30MKI aircraft which could be finalized in the next 4-6 months. A Russian team was in New Delhi to discuss the upgrade earlier this month,
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