In an about weeks time, Indian Air-force will be getting first fighter jet which will be equipped with Next Generation Fire Active Electronically Scanned Antenna Control Radar when DARIN III Configuration upgraded Jaguar Indian Air force’s main Strike aircraft will carry out first flight.

Israeli supplied Elta’s ELM-2052 AESA FCR has completed all major Ground trials and along with 28 new sensors, which will also see the integration of indigenous mission computer, First Jaguar aircraft has been prepped for its first flight.

58 Jaguar from IAF fleet with be getting DARIN III Configuration upgrade in next few years to keep India’s main Deep Penetration Strike aircraft technically relevant till 2034 when they are planned to be retired. Next Generation AESA FCR will improve Jaguar’s Target acquiring capabilities to allow it to carry out a pinpoint accurate bombing on designated targets.

Same Elta’s ELM-2052 AESA FCR is also likely to be used on LCA-Tejas MK-1A due to non-completion of development work on DRDO’s Uttam AESAR FCR which currently is going integration with LCA-Tejas aircraft to carry out developmental trials which will span for 2-3 years, followed by Weapon integration trials will not be ready by the time LCA-Tejas MK-1A hits production by 2021.

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