• HAL floats radar tender for its Light Combat Aircraft

    The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited has floated a limited tender for the purchase of AESA (active electronically scanned array) radars for an under-development Light Combat Aircraft ‘Tejas’ from global aviation firms.

    “The tender in the form of Expression of Interest (EoI) was floated on Wednesday to five of the global aviation technology firms,” a top HAL source said.

    The EoI was floated by the Aviation Research and Design Centre (ARDC), one of the 10 design centres of HAL, which is engaged in the design and development of LCA ‘Tejas’, source added.

    The source said Israel is a front-runner in the race, along with a firm from the United States.

    The India head of one of the contender companies told IANS on the condition of anonymity: “We have been in touch with the HAL for the last two years. We have given them an extensive presentation on the matter.”

    The HAL has been engaging with global manufacturers vis-a-vis the AESA radars. J.J. Hardy Authentic Jersey

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