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The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) showcased the upcoming Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF) fighter jets for the first time at the Dubai Airshow, providing insights into the potential weapons package of this deck-based fighter jet designed to replace the Russian Mig-29Ks currently in service with the Indian Navy.
The TEDBF Weapons infographic revealed at the Dubai Airshow highlighted a formidable arsenal, including the Mach 3.5 capable Air-Launched BrahMos-NG Supersonic Anti-ship Cruise missile. The Rampage Standoff Weapon system was also featured in the infographic, showcasing the versatility of the TEDBF in engaging a variety of targets.
In addition to these capabilities, the TEDBF Weapons program includes Indian-made Astra Mk1 and Mk2 Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missiles (BVRAAMs). The infographic also highlighted the integration of Indian-made Precision Guided Munitions (PGMs) like Gaurav and Gautham, emphasizing the indigenous technological advancements in the TEDBF program.
The TEDBF’s weapons portfolio extends to include Anti-Radiation missiles such as Rudram-1 and anti-ship missiles like the Naval Anti-Ship Missile–Medium Range (NASM-MR). These additions further enhance the TEDBF’s capabilities for naval operations and defense.
The TEDBF program is currently awaiting the completion of the Critical Design Review (CDR), a crucial technical review that ensures the aircraft’s system can proceed into fabrication, demonstration, and testing while meeting performance requirements. The TEDBF’s unveiling at the Dubai Airshow marks a significant milestone in India’s efforts to strengthen its naval aviation capabilities with cutting-edge indigenous technology.
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