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Aeronautical Development Agency Inks MoU with Indian Air Force

The Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) has forged an agreement with the Indian Air Force (IAF) to integrate advanced weaponry and sensors into the Tejas light combat aircraft. As a premier organization operating under the administrative purview of the Department of Defence Research and Development, ADA is tasked with advancing the Tejas aircraft program. Given the evolving nature of modern warfare, there exists a constant imperative to enhance the aircraft’s weapons and sensor suite.

In response to this demand, ADA has initiated the transfer of expertise for integrating weapons and sensors to the Software Development Institute (SDI). This collaborative effort aims to empower the Indian Air Force to autonomously undertake sensor and weapon integration, along with conducting flight testing, thereby bolstering the operational prowess of the Tejas-LCA fighter. Additionally, the ADA highlighted its achievement in successfully developing and certifying the Tejas LCA, which has accumulated over 10,000 sortie flights without incident. With the IAF already establishing two squadrons of this fighter aircraft and the induction of twin-seater variants underway, the collaboration underscores a concerted effort to fortify India’s aerial defense capabilities.


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