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The Indigenous infrared search and track (IRST) system that is under development for the Russian Su-30MKI fighter jets and Tejas MkII fighter jets has entered the laboratory testing phase and soon more tests are been planned after which it will commence the airborne flight testing phase.

IRST system that also incorporates a missile approach warning system (MAWS) is capable of tracking multiple targets and offers a large field-of-view (FoV) and will be ready for integration into Sukhoi-30MKI within 12-18 months after completion of the laboratory testing phase.

IRST system will also be incorporated for the first time in Tejas Mk2 aircraft and also on the TEDBF Deck-based fighter program. The Indigenous IRST system will replace the Russian-origin OLS-30 system on the entire Sukhoi-30MKI fleet from 2026 onwards when it enters full-scale production.

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