SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
DRDO director-general (electronics & communication system) BK Das speaking to the media has confirmed that the Uttam Active Electronically Scanned Array Radar (AESAR) developed in India will soon be offered to countries that are keen to equip it on their fighter jets. DRDO is targeting Airforce which has a Russian-equipped fighter jet considering switching to more modern AESA radar as DRDO has plans to requip it also on Russian Mig-29K and Su-30MKI aircraft operated by the Indian Air Force.
idrw.org at Aero India 2023 also got confirmation from the DRDO officials that the Tejas Mk1A fighter jet will be getting upgraded Uttam Aesa Radar with 900+ T/R modules instead of one that is being tested on two older Tejas aircraft with 700+ T/R modules.
Upgraded Uttam Aesa Radar with higher T/R modules will be similar to the one that is being developed for the Tejas Mk2 program with front-end hardware remaining the same but with changes in the backend systems of the radar so that production of the radar is much more streamlined.
AMCA and TEDBF fighter programs will be getting much more improved Uttam Aesa Radar with even higher T/R modules and the most powerful of the Uttam Aesa Radar family will be that of the one that too will be developed for the Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets.
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