Craig Alpert wrote:Radar ranges for RDY 3 might be "rumored" but their capabilities as oppose to EL/M 2032 far outweighs what 2032 can offer. I can tell you that the range for EL/M 2032 is a mere 80nm making it a WVR. Apart from the range, it is a pulse Doppler radar and is severely hampered with additional capabilities (not sure if it should be discussed on an open forum). There is a reason why 2052 is not being offered. RDY-3 has slightly better capabilities (and I don't mean 10 km greater detection range!) then 2032, but it offers certain features which 2032 "can't" seem to offer. In the event 2052 happens or if IAF is successful in developing their "indigenous" aesa radar for MkII then sure, LCA mk II would be a better option, but up until LCA delivers what IAF and TDAEC in specific requires, not upgrading Mirages and having them replaced with LCA is a non starter discussion.
Hilarious stuff. 80 nm is WVR? And who says the series Mk1 LCAs have 2032? They have MMR running Israeli and Indian software on Indian hardware with some Israeli processors added. Heck, its more powerful than the RDY3 to boot, which is a downgraded version of the RDY2. Once the MMR gets certified, its every bit the equal or even superior to the RDY3. And 2032 is now a "pulse doppler radar" and "severely hampered" - what?? Both radars are pulse doppler mechanically scan radars. Kindly don't throw terms around for the sake of using them.