SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
State-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) which is taking part in the AAD 2022 – Africa Aerospace & Defense Expo has displayed an upcoming weapons package for the Tejas Mk1A fighter jets that includes Indian weapons systems that are still under development.
Tactical Advanced Range Augmentation (TARA) a guidance kit that is under development by DRDO will be available in 25kg,450kg, and 500kg. Rudram-1/II/II- New Generation Anti Radiation Missile Family will also be adopted in the Tejas Mk1A program.
BrahMos-Ng and NASM-MR an Anti-ship missile under development is the first AShM that is designed for use against ships and large boats and will add much-required capability in its arsenal against sea targets.
In terms of air-to-air missile capabilities, Astra Mk1, Mk2, and Mk3 are all planned for integration on the Tejas Mk1A. Short-medium-range air-to-air missiles like R-73, Python-5, and ASRAAM.
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