ADA, IAF ink MoU for integration of weapons for Tejas

New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) The Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Air Force (IAF) for integration of futuristic weapons and sensors for LCA Tejas aircraft.

The MoU was signed by Prabhulla Chandran VK, Technology Director (Avionics and Weapon Systems) of ADA and Air Vice Marshal KN Santosh, Commandant, Software Development Institute (SDI) of IAF, an official statement said here.

Aeronautical Development Agency is a premier organization under the aegis of the Department of Defence R&D with mandate to design and develop Tejas-LCA and its variants.

In present war scenario, there is a continuous need of upgrading the weapons and sensors suite of the aircraft and towards this, ADA has initiated the know-how transfer for integration of weapons and sensors to SDI.

This will facilitate the IAF to independently carry out sensors, weapon integration and flight testing to enhance the operational capability of Tejas-LCA fighter.

ADA has successfully developed and type certified Tejas LCA with a credit of more than 10000 sorties of incident free flying. IAF has already formed two squadrons of this fighter aircraft and twin seater aircraft are also being inducted.

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