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The road map for the development of the LCA TEJAS MK1A aircraft, radically from it

1- Radar upgrade

The development of the UTTAM AESA radar, as India decided to integrate a radar version equipped with 912 modules instead of 736
The HAL Tejas Mk2 radar has been integrated into the LCA Tejas Mk1A version
It works to increase the radar detection and tracking range by 20% over the first version
That is, about 200 km
It is worth noting that the UTTAM MK2 AESA radar can be equipped with the MiG-29 and the MIRAGE-2000 aircraft for their development.

This development is due to the entry of the private sector into the Indian military industry, which has accelerated the development of guided weapons and major Indian weapon components

The package of munitions that will be integrated and the timing of their integration into the LCA TEJAS MK1A aircraft

2 - Tejas Mk1A weapons suite to be expanded.

Astra Mk1 will be cleared this year as integration ,

And the result of the development of the Astra mk1 missile is to increase the range to 130 km after developing its new radar. The aircraft will also be equipped with a launcher lca twin launcher astra mk1 To increase the load of missiles on the same eight arming points

captive trials will move to firing trials by mid of this year and ASRAAM trials should commence this year too but Tejas is already integrated with Israeli Python-5 so operational readiness will not be effected if their is delays in clearing ASRAAM for Mk1A fleet.

MBDA and HAL are in discussions with the IAF to possibly clear the Anglo-French low-observable, long-range, air-launched Scalp cruise missile for integration into Tejas Mk1A aircraft. With the possibility of scalp cruise missile being locally developed under licensing, chances are high that 1.3-ton might be cleared for no 3 and no 5 hardpoint after verifiable simulation results.

Rudram 1 and 2 air-to-ground missiles will be added to the arsenal in the near future, and the new BrahMos-NG will be added after 2025. The

Tejas Mk1A will be the first fighter jet in the IAF fleet to have a dual pylon rack for increased BVRAAM carrying capacity.

and additional lightweight cruise missile for LCA
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Guided bombs with a longer range

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The rapid development of the LCA MK1A aircraft is due to India's desire to export it and to show its full superiority over the FA-50 now and in the future.
There are indications that Saudi Arabia will buy the plane in joint production with Egypt, and Saudi Arabia has requests for numbers that may reach 100 planes.
The Korean plane remains lower performance and less specifications in the tasks of fighters in addition to its high price compared to TEJAS

Therefore, the most likely factor for some Gulf countries to buy the plane from Egypt is the one that supports the Korean plane and its production in Egypt, even if the Indian side is still in the race and the matter has not ended with a resolution yet.
Especially since the Arab Organization for Industrialization signs dozens of agreements and contracts annually, and only very small numbers of them enter into force

Egypt will manufacture the FA-50 under license with a good % of ToT ..and will co-develop the Tejas with India with 100% ToT..
Egypt will manufacture the FA-50 under license with a good % of ToT ..and will co-develop the Tejas with India with 100% ToT..
I doubt that I would happen. We can have, in the same time, T-50 training but also FA-50. Don't forget that SK will have a new project which is F-50 a single seated aircraft.
I doubt that I would happen. We can have, in the same time, T-50 training but also FA-50. Don't forget that SK will have a new project which is F-50 a single seated aircraft.
Egypt can..in terms of ToT ..
The Indians highlight their superiority over the Alokoriya plane as the only one that had AESA radar and possess real BVR capabilities and a BVR missile with a range of 130 kilometers and electronic warfare systems for the plane, unlike the planes that competed with it.

The Koreans themselves pledge to integrate the AESA radar and BVR launch capabilities for the Malaysian version FA-50 B;OCK 20, which was sold at a price of $51 million. Besides, the start of delivery of the aircraft will be in 2026. The Korean aircraft remain less in the capabilities and specifications of the aircraft for the mission of air combat in general and under the control of the United States in Export operations and the supply of engines to a greater extent, since Lockheed Martin is a partner in the plane
This confirms what we said earlier that they are preliminary agreements in the event of winning and not announcing a previous victory in the tender, which is still in the stage of competition. The situation for the Koreans is more difficult because the Indians will not leave this tender easily and will offer better incentives, whether price, specifications or technology transfer, because it is the lifeline for the Indian arms industry to become a weapon exporter. Great, the Indians used to provide credit facilities for deals through loans to implement them, in addition to their leniency in technology transfers, to a greater extent than the Koreans, and also that they were not puppets moved by America however it wanted, like the Koreans. Besides, important points are that the Indians accept barter or national currencies, i. Under the pressures that America denies through the dollar and its control over global financial transfers through its banks and SWIFT systems

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