French defence company Thales has flight-tested an ‘active array radar’ specifically developed to equip India’s indigenously designed Tejas Mk1A light combat aircraft (LCA) variant.
In a 16 October statement Thales said that it is offering the radar to Bangalore-based Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), which is set to build 80 Mk1A LCAs for the Indian Air Force (IAF) once development of the aircraft is completed.
The company said that the radar is based on technology used in its RBE2 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar installed in the Dassault Rafale combat aircraft, of which the IAF ordered 36 units in September 2016.
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