Tejas PV6 completes first flight successfully. (Press Trust of India)
A Tejas-PV1 light combat aircraft with an advanced electronic warfare suite with in-built jammer flew for the first time in Bengaluru.
It gives the pilot an additional capability of nullifying the effect of detected radar threat by appropriate mode of jamming.
Existing EW systems fitted on various combat aircraft are basic EW equipment known as Radar Warner Receiver to give warning to the aircraft pilot in case of detection of a radar threat, an official statement said.
After obtaining due flight clearances and certification, the first flight sortie of LCA PV1 with the EW equipment operational, took place in Bengaluru today.
The equipment was noted to be detecting radar signals operating in and around the flight path.
DRDO chief Avinash Chander congratulated the team on the achievement and said "this warfare suite adds an important capability to our LCA".
It is the first fighter aircraft of India fitted with a radar warner and jammer equipment