India’s fighter aircraft Tejas, developed by local sources, can be integrated into the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile.
The development was expressed at a press conference held at Aero India 2021 by Alexander Maksichey, Director of The Russian-Indian subsidiary BrahMos Aerospace. “Our missile is integrated with the Su-30. There is also a demand to integrate BraHmos into the improved Tejas aircraft. Therefore, we are considering the possibility of developing the light variant of the missile,” he said.
Tejas also became a symbol of Aero India 2021. The organizing committee said the event logo was based on a fighter.
The country’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday unveiled a new assembly line for Tejas in Bangalore. Thus, it is aimed to increase the production capacity to 16 aircraft per year.
The Mk 1A Tejas is working on the EL/M-2052 active electronic phase scanning radar, electronic warfare systems and air refuelling capability, which can simultaneously track 64 targets.
The Indian Air Force announced that it would purchase 83 LCA Mk1A Tejas fighter jets from Hindustan Aeronautics, worth $6.5 billion.