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LCA Tejas Are Currently Equipping With JDAM Precision Bombing Kits From The United States

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  • According to government sources, the Indian Air Force recently inked a deal for JDAM kits, which allow air-to-ground bombs to hit their targets with pinpoint accuracy at distances of more than 80 kilometres.
  • The Indian military forces have made full use of the government's delegated financial powers, which were provided to them in stages, to equip themselves with the required armaments to deal with any conflict or aggression from opponents on both sides.

The Indian Air Force is equipping its indigenous LCA Tejas combat aircraft with American Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) kits, which will allow them to attack enemy positions with precise accuracy.

According to government sources, the Indian Air Force recently inked a deal for JDAM kits, which allow air-to-ground bombs to hit their targets with pinpoint accuracy at distances of more than 80 kilometres.

According to the sources, the first fleet to receive these JDAMs will be the Light Combat Aircraft Tejas, which will be one of the force’s mainstays in the future.

They said that the technology would offer domestic aircraft an advantage over hostile aircraft since they would be able to destroy targets from standoff distances. The Indian Air Force has fitted the Tejas with the French-made Hammer air-to-ground stand-off missile, as well as indigenous Astra air-to-air missiles.

The Indian military forces have made full use of the government’s delegated financial powers, which were provided to them in stages, to equip themselves with the required armaments to deal with any conflict or aggression from opponents on both sides.

The Indian Air Force is actively supporting the indigenous LCA Tejas fighter aircraft development, which is being enhanced with new capabilities.

Two of the IAF’s squadrons have already been operationalized in the initial operational clearance and final operational clearance forms, and a contract has been made for the 83 Mark1As that will be delivered in a few years.

The LCA Mark 2 and the AMCA being built by the DRDO for it are also on the IAF’s radar.

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