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HAL test fly Jaguar upgrade 'Darin III'

Posted on Nov 28, 09:01PM | UNI

Public Sector Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) successfully carried out the maiden flight of avionics upgraded Jaguar aircraft 'Darin III' here today.

A complete refurbishment of the aircraft which include software, hardware, electrical and mechanical design has been carried out on the upgrade by the HAL.

'This is significant moment for HAL as the upgrade will result in major operational improvement with regard to all weather air to ground, air to sea and air to air capabilities through incorporation of multi mode radar,' R K Tyagi, Chairman, HAL said.

Darin III upgrade, with re-engining and change over to higher capacity alternators can make Jaguar one of the most potent aircraft in the arsenal of IAF with an extended life-span, a HAL release said.

Design from system requirement capture, specification preparation, software, hardware, electrical, mechanical design and development has been done indigenously by HAL at its Mission and Combat System Research and Design Centre (MCSRDC) and aircraft trial modification is done by HAL's Overhaul Division.