Lets hope we are able to get most of what we desire/need to. We have a massive defense budget and a growing economy, hopefully our people play the cards right way at the negotiating table. Cooperation with israel in EW has benefitted Australia [see below]. As per reports, DARE-Elisra is $100 million JV, 70 mil from india & 30 mil from Israel. I believe we will be getting good amount of goodies there.
Mind you, thats great VR from Defense News figures picked up by others. OTOH DRDO at Ai-2007 said Mayawi was a DRDO project with assistence not JV. So lets see. Given Ramalingams statements- we asked everyone but this is not something others will share, I think EW is going to be a homegrown effort.
Fair enough- but the point is that the all important algos and s/w have to be done in India..
Oh yes software that controls jamming techniques generation using a DRFM & Expert System [Artificial Intelligence] will be done by India. To begin with latest generation DRFM, MMICs & Digital ICs can be sourced from outside, but eventually these too have to be produced totally indigenously, unless Israel wants to establish something along the lines of UMS joint venture between Thales & EADS.
We make DRFM in India using COTs stuff like most of the western bloc. We reached that milestone some seven years back.
The Raam uses 8222 pods as well.
AFAIK, the improved Baz uses 8222 pods. Raam uses Elisra supplied EW system. F-16C/D Barak uses EL/M 8247/8 system while Sufa uses Elisra's system.
You are correct- those names are too hard for me to remember. Whats the Raam? F15I? And the Baz is the upgraded earlier F-15, right?
Its interesting to note that Elisra was approached by Elettronica for designing a support/escort/stand-off jammer intended to be used with Eurofighter Typhoon.
It gives me a feeling that Elisra maybe is better than Elta as far as EW systems are concerned, even though elta is the radar powerhouse.
Generally, if a company is excellent at radars, it would know how to spoof them the best as well. I think Elisra is a niche player, so its more responsive to JVs and codevelopment- remember its not always about tech, its also about funding and access to the same. Elta has several product lines to support it. Elisra is more focused, and hence more vulnerable as well.
I doubt this, its superior by far. It beat out US pods for the Aussie F-111 tender as well.
But as far as i remember Elta's pod was choosen as an interim EW upgrade and not as a permanent solution.
That interim is "naam ke waste"-- the F111s will use the 8222 till they retire. Plus the 8222 was chosen over its peers.
http://www.terma.dk/multimedia/Terma_To ... e_2001.pdf
"EL/L-8222 Electronics Countermeasures Pod and AN/ALQ-213(V)Electronic Warfare Management System (EWMS). The integration was
performed at the Elta facility as part of the Royal Australian Air Force(RAAF) Air Project 5391 Phase Six Ã