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SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK

UTTAM a multimode, solid state active phased array radar indigenously developed by LRDE has completed extensive ground trials from high-rise rooftop testing to demo mount on Helicopter and now is been prepped for integration on LCA-Tejas to commence flight trials.

idrw.org was informed that LCA-Tejas LSP-2 has been selected to be used has a flying testbed aircraft for UTTAM Radar integration and once integrations are complete LRDE will take around two years for flight trials to completely test radar on all modes.

Software coding for all multiple modes have been completed and soon LRDE will begin the process of integrating the software to allow radar to work on multiple modes. at present Three semi-assembled UTTAM Aesa Radar were designed, built, and assembled for developmental and ground trials and soon LRDE plans to develop Three more fully/semi-assembled radars soon to fast track its development.

LRDE, before it starts integration process on LCA-Tejas, will start integrating the radar with the rest of the mission systems suite.UTTAM Aesa Radar has target detection capability up to 150km and can track 6 targets with high accuracy suitable for firing missiles.

UTTAM Aesa Radar once in production will be used on LCA-Tejas MK-2 aircraft while LCA-Tejas MK-1A most likely will be getting Israeli-developed ELTA’s EL/M-2052 AESA Radar which already has been procured for Jaguar Darin III upgrade Strike jets.

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