Austin wrote:The current shoot down by Bison of F-16 by WVR missile once again proves the point we need MAWS on all the aircraft.
I could be wrong but neither the Mirage Upgrade or Mig-29 upgrade carries MAWS , BArring Tejas Mk2 I dont see MAWS on any type today.
Not sure why the IAF cant take this as priority and incorporate MAWS fleet wide on all fighters , transport fleet and helicopters. MANPADS and IR WVR missile are greater threat than any SAM or BVR missile.
MAWs is slated for the Su-30 MKI fleet en masse, using a pylon based deployment below the wings and then near the canards as I recall (6x units in all) of a jt Indo-Israeli design. Took a lot of work to figure out a deployment that did not adversely mess up the Su-30s avionics.
MiG-29 and Mirage upgrades don't have MAWS - which can do an automatic trigger of chaff & flares, but they have state of the art EW SP fits in the RF domain. Soon so will Jaguar (D-Jag suite) & Su-30 MKI. Mirage 2000, I wouldnt be surprised, if it has the most comprehensive suite of all based on certain historical reasons.
Once the Su-30 fit happens, we might see podded MAWS versions for Mirage, MiG etc as well.