Friday, January 23, 2015

LRDE AESA for LCA Mk-2 Development Update

LCA Mk-2 model at Aero India 2011

LRDE has invited Expression of Interest from Indian / Foreign industry to develop a Wideband Radome for fighter class of  aircrafts (sic).

The scope of work includes the design, development and production of the wide band radome.

LRDE will accept responses only from genuine interested companies who are capable of taking up this type of development work on priority basis and have sufficient domain knowledge in the development of the items.

It maybe noted that LRDE is developing an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar for Tejas LCA Mk-2 under Project Uttam.

The radar, which is 40-kg heavier than the ELTA EL/M 2032 MMR hybrid radar fitted on LCA Mk-1, is reported to have a range of 100-km for fighter sized aerial targets.

In December 2014 it was reported that the hardware for the AESA radar had been realized and the radar is undergoing rooftop tests.

IDP Sentinel members can track LRDE AESA radar for LCA Mk-2 development at the link below

AESA Radar - IDP Sentinel