India has developed an advanced laser targeting system for indigenously-made Tejas fighter jet.
State-funded Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed the cost-effective Laser designator pod (LDP), Sputnik reported, quoting sources as saying Monday.
The weapon targeting system will improve day and night attack capabilities of Tejas fighter aircraft.
"LPD is the laser sensor-cum-targeting system used in aircraft and provides inputs in actual flight conditions. These are advanced airborne infrared targeting and navigation pods to improve both day and night attack capabilities in all weather conditions. It performs tasks like detection, recognition, identification, designation of surface targets, accurate delivery of guided bombs and accurate ranging", an official involved with the project told Sputnik on the condition of anonymity.
Indian scientists P. Suresh Kumar, N.S.R.K. Prasad and K. Senthil Kumar, who developed the system evaluated the performance of the LDP and found that the achieved average positioning accuracy in terms of azimuth and elevation computation for static and moving ground targets was +/- 2.3 metres. It met with the requirements needed to test the air-to-ground weapons in a flight simulator.
Indias indigenous Light Combat Aircraft ‘Tejas will debut at Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA), Malaysia, in March this year. Sources in Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) told Deccan Chronicle that IAF pilots would fly the fighter and the two-seater trainer variant to Malaysia from the air force station at Sulur in Tamil Nadu where the No 45 Squadron (Flying Daggers) is based
India's state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) will build trainer aircraft to train pilots fly the Tejas multirole combat aircraft. "The two-seater Tejas trainer aircraft are not expected to be delivered before 2021
Indigenously developed and built Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas will get the Final Operational Clearance (FOC) on January 4, eighteen years after the aircrafts first prototype took shape, Indian media reported Wednesday. "LCA Tejas and Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&CS) are on final induction after going through all the tests," said Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Chairman G Satheesh Reddy in an interview to the state-run All India Radio (AIR)
Indias Light Combat Aircraft, Tejas, has successfully completed mid-air refueling engagement today by transferring 1900 Kgs fuel from an Indian Air Force (IAF) IL78 mid-air refueling tanker. The refueling was carried out at an altitude of 20000 ft
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India's indigenously-made Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas is likely to be equipped with air-to-air missile ASRAAM. State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and MBDA are set to hold formal talks this week to arm the aircraft with the heat-seeking close combat air-to-air missile,
India is looking to purchase 15 HAROP anti-radiation drones from Israel. The Air Force already has an inventory of these drones equipped with electro-optical sensors to loiter over high-value military targets, such as surveillance bases and radar stations before exploding them, ANI reported
India successfully conducted the maiden test of New Generation Anti-Radiation Missile (NGARM) from the Sukhoi-30 MKI, the main fighter jet of the Indian Air Force off Odisha coast last week. The indigenously developed air-to-surface missile is capable of destroying the enemy radars, tracking system and communication facilities
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