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India successfully tests Tejas-PV1 Light Combat Aircraft with advanced Electronic-Warfare suite

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Aviation defence equipment technology
Advanced EW suite on India's Tejas-PV1 LCA
 
 
India successfully tests Tejas-PV1 Light Combat Aircraft with advanced Electronic-Warfare suite
 
An advanced electronic warfare (EW) suite developed by the DRDO has been successfully tested onboard India's Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas-PV1. "After obtaining due flight clearances and certification, the first flight sortie of LCA PV1 with the EW equipment operational took place today [Saturday, January 10]. The equipment was noted to be detecting radar signals operating in and around the flight path," a Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) release said.
     
An advanced electronic warfare (EW) suite developed by the DRDO has been successfully tested onboard India's Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas-PV1. "After obtaining due flight clearances and certification, the first flight sortie of LCA PV1 with the EW equipment operational took place today [Saturday, January 10]. The equipment was noted to be detecting radar signals operating in and around the flight path," a Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) release said. India-made Tejas-PV1 Light Combat Aircraft
     
In addition to the Radar Warner, the EW suite, tested in Bengaluru, was also equipped with a jammer, which gives to the pilot an additional capability of nullifying the effect of detected radar threat by appropriate mode of jamming.

Existing EW systems fitted on various combat aircraft were basic equipment - Radar Warner Receiver to provide warning to the aircraft pilot in case of detection of a radar threat.

The advanced EW suite was developed by Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE), a DRDO laboratory specialising in avionics and electronic warfare systems for combat aircraft, the release added.

The Tejas is jointly manufactured by a consortium of five organisations pooled by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and the Aeronautical Development Agency. It is a single-seat, lightweight, high-agility supersonic fighter aircraft designed to replace the Indian Air Force's (IAF) ageing fleet of MiG 21 and MiG 23 aircraft.

The aircraft is also ordered by the Indian navy. It features eight external hardpoints to carry stores, with three under each wing and a tailless compound delta platform, and can be armed with air-to-air, air-to-ground, and anti-ship missiles, precision-guided munitions, rockets and bombs.