HAL and Saab likely to Collaborate for upgrade Tejas

HAL is in talks with Sweden company Saab, makers of single engine Gripen fighter planes, to collaborate on the upgraded version of the indigenously developed LCA 'Tejas'. India needs about 300 aircraft of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) type. The IAF currently plans to acquire 120 Tejas aircraft, with 100 of these having major modifications such as Active Electrically Scanned Array (AESA) Radar, Unified Electronic Warfare (EW) Suite,mid-air refueling capacity and beyond the vision range missiles.

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