LRDE is pretty open about its tactical programs (as versus BMD stuff). My comments in brackets.
Design and Development of Radar Systems
Multifunction Phased Array Radar and 3D Surveillance Radar for Akash Missile Weapon
System (done, in production)
Low Level Light weight 2D Radar for mountainous terrain Air Defence (done, in production)
3D -Tactical Control Radar for Air Defence (done, in production)
Short Range Battle Field Surveillance Radar (done, in production)
Weapon Locating Radar (done, in production)
Multi Mission Radar (MMSR) (in development)
FOPEN Radar (in development; seeking tieup with US; evaluated SAABs radar)
Through wall detection Radar (in development; protos developed per reports)
Ground Penetration Radar (ditto)
Multifunction Phased Array Radar and 3D Surveillance Radar for Akash Missile Weapon System (Done, in production)
Active Phased Array Radar for AEW&C (done, flying, A2A modes completed, A2Sea in tests)
Low level 2D Air Defence Radar (Done, in production)
3D Low Level Light Weight Radar (done, in production)
3D Medium Range Surveillance Radar for Air Defence (Done, in production)
4D Active Array Medium Power radar for AD role (trialed by IAF in 2014, 8 on order)
Airborne Electronically Scanned Array Radar for Tejas Mark II (in development)
Ground Controlled interception (done)
SAR for UAVs (in development; protos have shown 40 km range and met expectations, usual refinements etc will be done)
Maritime Patrol Radar for fixed and Rotary Wing Aircraft (done; TD)
Maritime Patrol Radar with RS and ISAR (done; follow on to above; orders awaited)
3D Medium Range Surveillance Radar for ASW Corvettes (done, in production)
Multifunction Phased Array Radar for Air Defence Ship (in development; is probably a navalized version of the IAF MPR)
Maritime Patrol Airborne Radar for UAV (in development; will replace our reliance on the EL/M-2022 family)
Coastal Surveillance Radar (CSR) (in development)
MMSR is likely to be functionality wise, similar to this. One common design for AAD/Arty etchttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/-A-pILTmZe3c/T ... +MMR-2.jpg
From latest updates
http://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/labs/LRDE/E ... asWork.jsp
Primary Radar for Airborne Early Warning and Control System
Primary radar for airborne early warning and control system has been integrated with mission
system computer and tested on roof-top test set-up. The radar performance has been evaluated using
this roof-top set-up with multiple opportune and dedicated sorties, and found to meet the specifiations
such as range azimuth coverage, accuracies, resolution, etc.The hardware and software of the system
have been qualifid and the system has been certifid to fl on aircraft. The qualifid radar system has
been installed and integrated on aircraft. Radar testing on the aircraft has commenced and opportune
targets were tracked.
Synthetic Aperture Radar for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is integrated and tested at radar test platform deployed with SOFT
qualifid hardware.Opportune targets were detected and tracked up to 40 km range in GMTITWS
mode. SAR concept has been successfully proven using Rail SAR methodology using corner reflctors
as targets. Design and fabrication of lightweight version of antenna, digital unitand antenna stabilisation
unit have been completed for UAV.
Medium Power Radar Arudhra
Prototype of medium power radar, Arudhra, has been developed and demonstrated to the User,
i.e., IAF at Kasauli. Antenna pressurisation system, pedestal assembly and power system of the main
radar have qualifid EMI/EMC tests.
Active Electronically Scanned Array Radar Uttam
DRDO has taken up the development of flght control radar for fihter aircraft with 100 km range
and multimode operation. Realisation and calibration of prototype Active Aperture Array Antenna Unit
(AAAU) has been completed with indigenous TR modules. Airworthy radar processor and exciterreceiver have been realised and tested on a high rise platform in Mechanical Scanned Array (MSA)
confiuration for validation of various algorithms and waveforms of the fie control radar. Software
development for air-air sub-modes has been carried out.
Now both Ashwini and Arudhra protos have been developed and are in trials. The 3D CAR/Rajendra advantage is we have experience and algorithms etc to leverage.
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AEW&CS is also fairly advanced now, IAF folks are in training to receive it.http://www.millenniumpost.in/NewsContent.aspx?NID=70424
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is ready to deliver the Brazilian Embraer aircraft-based, indigenously built Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) to the Indian Air Force as soon as it is ready to receive it. At the moment, the IAF is training its personnel who can operate the systems of the aircraft, at Bangalore-based Centre for Airborne Systems (CABS). The process should be over by February of next year.
Dr K Tamilmani, the director general of aeronautical systems and Dr S Christopher, programme director (AEW&C) and director, CABS said on Thursday that the laboratory has developed an indigenous Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar that has been fitted on the aircraft and is actually functioning for almost a year. The air-to-air function of the radar has been tested and certified, while air-to-sea functions are being tested.
Christopher stated that the ‘technical readiness level’ of the AEW&C is of the order of eight on a scale of ten. In a crowded environment, the aircraft system can ‘correlate, identify, classify and threat response of 500 airborne targets can be tracked, out of which 16 enemy targets can be simultaneously designated.’
Follow on program are Phalcon class ++ AWACS called Project India.
More stuff we develop locally more options open up for services to ask for specialized variants and deploy them as they see fit. Eg SAR package. Whats to stop us from putting it on helicopters or transports etc.
MPR - translates to higher power radars available for AAD if they so choose. Navalized variants of the above two will follow.
Interesting to see the only segment left for imports are HPR (High Power Radars) like the THD-1955/Aerostat radars (450km+ segment) where LRDE ostensibly
does not have a program, but reality is the LRTR is developed for the BMD program (600 km for 0.1 Sq Mtr!) and LRDE is likely working/finessing the Mk2 version for even longer range (double per reports) and which is why they dont have a direct declared program for the segment for IAF. Once that is done, fully expect that a variant can and will be developed for the HPR segment as well.
In the past decade, we have literally halved our imports in ground radars. Naval radars and airborne radars were completely import dependent and now we have breakthroughs there as well.
In the coming years we will steadily restrict imports to specific niche areas.
The Uttam (LCA FCR) program is perhaps our greatest requirement today. In FCRs, if we get a decent performing local alternative, then the need for imports will drastically reduce as variants can be developed for multiple platforms.
That means X-Band radars for choppers etc for IA to deploy as well.