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India integrates Tejas fighters with Israeli Python-5 missiles

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Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO, India) integrates LCA Tejas fighters with Israeli Python-5 air-to-air missiles. Now one more type of ammunition will be added to the arsenal of this Indian light fighter.


This was reported by the press service of DRDO on its Twitter page.

During yesterday's tests, an Israeli missile was successfully fired from an Indian fighter jet. In addition, during the shooting, the advanced capabilities of the already integrated aviation the I-Derby ER missile, also produced in Israel.


As noted by the Indian edition of the EurAsian Times, the developers have been tasked with ensuring the versatility of the Tejas weapons, including Russian, Israeli, European and Indian ammunition. The Indian Air Force, armed with a wide variety of aircraft, suffers from a shortage of specific weapons for specific fighters. For example, the Jaguar, Mirage-2000 and Rafale aircraft cannot be equipped with Russian missiles, which are used by the Su-30MKI, MiG-29 and MiG-21. Therefore, Tejas are trying to make them "omnivorous".

The Python-5 is an Israeli fifth-generation air-to-air missile developed by Rafael. It is in service with more than a dozen countries, and is also used in the Spyder-SR anti-aircraft missile system.
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https://twitter.com/DRDO_India
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  1. FIR FIR
    FIR FIR April 28 2021 15: 26
    +4
    including Russian, Israeli, European and Indian ammunition.
    And it is a huge country with a strong place in the global software market, pharmaceutical and metallurgical industries.
    The Indian Air Force, armed with a wide variety of aircraft, suffers from a shortage of specific weapons for specific fighters.
    quiet horror (and will be loud, in the event of a real military conflict).
    1. Shurik70
      Shurik70 April 28 2021 21: 28
      +3
      It's just that India has such a national flavor.
      1) Collect components from DIFFERENT weapon systems from all over the world
      2) Try to mold something common from them.
      3) After failure, go to step 1)
      1. Kaman
        Kaman April 29 2021 00: 54
        +2
        Not a bad selection of weapons. Only AIM-120D can fully compete with DERBY-ER, and Python-5 is generally the best in its class.
  2. Victor_B
    Victor_B April 28 2021 15: 28
    +2
    Jews know how to make good weapons ...
    And they also know how to sell it!
    1. knn54
      knn54 April 28 2021 15: 41
      -1
      "Thanks" to the collapse of the USSR, specialists and huge amounts of information / developments have made the Israeli military-industrial complex (in particular the rocket and space industry) one of the most powerful in the world.
      1. Roman1970_1
        Roman1970_1 April 28 2021 16: 10
        +2
        I don't think they were hired in their specialty. Go check who he is, a new repatriate or a KGB agent. Better not to risk it
      2. ironic
        ironic April 28 2021 16: 53
        +1
        There may be 5-10% of reality in this statement, but definitely not more.
      3. Professor
        Professor April 28 2021 16: 55
        +3
        Quote: knn54
        "Thanks" to the collapse of the USSR, specialists and huge amounts of information / developments have made the Israeli military-industrial complex (in particular the rocket and space industry) one of the most powerful in the world.

        Popeye rockets, Spikey, the first Israeli satellite on Israeli carriers ... it was all BEFORE the big aliyah began.

        In general, yes. Thanks to the USSR for the fact that it collapsed. hi
    2. Cananecat
      Cananecat April 28 2021 15: 49
      +1
      Not a single self-respecting user will tear apart the equipment in countries, simply because he liked it. There is a big policy behind every such delivery.
      Even if Israel did not make rockets, India would find something to buy from them, in commemoration of any agreements in other areas.
    3. XXXIII
      XXXIII April 28 2021 17: 18
      0
      Quote: Victor_B
      Jews know how to make good weapons ...
      And they also know how to sell it!

      Well, the weapon is not the main thing, the main thing is how to use it. Weapons are everywhere a lot of good, and when there is a war, then a shovel will come off, if there is nothing else.
      How many opponents this shovel destroyed, history does not mention. laughing
      1. Maki Avellevich
        Maki Avellevich April 29 2021 06: 29
        +3
        Quote: XXXIII
        Well, the weapon is not the main thing, the main thing is how to use it. Weapons are everywhere a lot of good, and when the war, the shovel will come off,

        air-to-ground shovel
  3. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi April 28 2021 15: 48
    +4
    Here are the beetles. request How did they knock out the top five. They seem to have a serious lobbyist in Israel.
    1. ironic
      ironic April 28 2021 16: 56
      +2
      I think everything is usual here. Loot triumphs over evil. And the big loot wins everything. smile
    2. XXXIII
      XXXIII April 28 2021 17: 21
      0
      Quote: Aaron Zawi
      Here are the beetles. request How did they knock out the top five. They seem to have a serious lobbyist in Israel.

      All the military leadership of India, once bought and now want to stick to where to stick. laughing
  4. Professor
    Professor April 28 2021 15: 51
    +10

    Tactical advantages I-Derby ER: (far left in the photo)
    • The launch range is more than 100 km.
    • An air-to-air missile with short, medium and long range launch capabilities.
    • Ground-based detection and interception capabilities
    • All-weather performance.
    • Lock on target before launch / Lock on target after launch
    • Developed system of countering electronic warfare
    • Easy integration for current Derby users
    • Dual-use: Anti-aircraft and self-defense aircraft

    Python-5 (second from left)
    Melee weapon. The highlight is the ability to "shoot over the shoulder", ie. even for those who went to the tail of the plane.
    1. Lt. Air Force stock
      Lt. Air Force stock April 28 2021 17: 04
      0
      Quote: Professor
      Tactical Advantages of I-Derby ER: (far left in photo)
      • The launch range is more than 100 km.
      • An air-to-air missile with short, medium and long range launch capabilities.
      • Ground-based detection and interception capabilities
      • All-weather performance.
      • Lock on target before launch / Lock on target after launch
      • Developed system of countering electronic warfare
      • Easy integration for current Derby users
      • Dual-use: Anti-aircraft and self-defense aircraft

      Python-5 (second from left)
      Melee weapon. The highlight is the ability to "shoot over the shoulder", ie. even for those who went to the tail of the plane.

      I wonder why the Indians are looking towards I-Derby-ER? The European Meteor is preferable, the range is greater and the speed is not lost in flight. No one with a ramjet engine can offer an air-to-air missile on the international arms market except for Europeans.
  5. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh April 28 2021 15: 55
    +10
    Although Python-5 is a short-range missile, up to 20 km,
    but she can shoot back. She released as usual
    forward from the pylon, can make a 180-degree turn
    in a small radius and catch a target from behind - an aircraft that has gone into the tail.
    1. yehat2
      yehat2 April 28 2021 16: 18
      0
      but it will not turn out instead of 180 all 360 degrees?
      somehow I have great doubts about this function.
      1. ironic
        ironic April 28 2021 16: 55
        +1
        But this is precisely its tsimes.
    2. Lt. Air Force stock
      Lt. Air Force stock April 28 2021 17: 05
      +4
      Quote: voyaka uh
      Although Python-5 is a short-range missile, up to 20 km,
      but she can shoot back. She released as usual
      forward from the pylon, can make a 180-degree turn
      in a small radius and catch a target from behind - an aircraft that has gone into the tail.

      Well, the latest versions of the R-73 missile can also be fired backward, but the range is up to 40 kilometers, 2 times more than Python-5.
      1. Vitaly gusin
        Vitaly gusin April 28 2021 18: 25
        +9
        Quote: Lt. air force reserve
        Well, the latest versions of the R-73 rocket can also be fired backwards,

        In the early 1990s, the R-73 was considered one of the best missiles in the world, but unlike the Python-5, there is no infrared detector, which makes it "very vulnerable to modern ones." Countermeasures: An advanced homing system distinguishes the missile from the R-73, allowing the missile to form images of its target, in addition to detecting the infrared radiation it emits. The combat head has an 11-kilogram high-explosive fragmentation warhead equipped with an active laser proximity fuse. When tested in India, Python-5 achieved a 100 percent hit rate, confirming their full capability. Tests achieved all planned targets this statement by Indian officials
        1. Lt. Air Force stock
          Lt. Air Force stock April 28 2021 18: 57
          -3
          Quote: Vitaly Gusin
          In the early 1990s, the R-73 was considered one of the best missiles in the world, but unlike the Python-5, there is no infrared detector, which makes it "very vulnerable to modern ones." Countermeasures: An advanced homing system distinguishes the missile from the R-73, allowing the missile to form images of its target, in addition to detecting the infrared radiation it emits. The combat head has an 11-kilogram high-explosive fragmentation warhead equipped with an active laser proximity fuse. When tested in India, Python-5 achieved a 100 percent hit rate, confirming their full capability. Tests achieved all planned targets this statement by Indian officials

          It is unlikely that the latest modification of the R-73 is in any way inferior to the Python-5.
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh April 28 2021 19: 12
            +4
            R-73 goes to heat the target, and Python also has an IR video camera.
            1. Lt. Air Force stock
              Lt. Air Force stock April 28 2021 20: 10
              +2
              Quote: voyaka uh
              R-73 goes to heat the target, and Python also has an IR video camera.

              The R-73 modification, the R-74 missile, has a matrix bispectral seeker.
          2. Vitaly gusin
            Vitaly gusin April 28 2021 19: 22
            +1
            Quote: Lt. air force reserve
            It is unlikely that the latest modification of the R-73 is in any way inferior to the Python-5.

            Well, at least this
            The R-73 missile hits the target within angles out of line of sight ± 45˚, in line of sight up to 60 degrees.
            But the fact is that after testing, they bought Python-5.
          3. Outsider
            Outsider April 28 2021 20: 47
            +4
            - Awesomely inferior ... wink And in terms of the coordinator (thermal imaging instead of IR), and maneuverability (maximum overload 70 against 40), and the accuracy of hitting the target ...
    3. XXXIII
      XXXIII April 28 2021 17: 37
      0
      Quote: voyaka uh
      Python-5

      For close combat, Israel still has weapons! I really thought not, but only which one shoots from far away or from cover, from around the corner hi
      Now what kind of shovels are in the Israeli army? The same?


      ps. for ebay 99 $, I would only sell them. laughing
      1. avib
        avib April 28 2021 18: 50
        +1
        None. There are no shoulder blades, at least the infantry.
      2. Krasnodar
        Krasnodar April 28 2021 20: 24
        +2
        I only held them in my hands while cleaning the base - twice. Honestly, I don't even remember what I did with them laughing
  6. lopuhan2006
    lopuhan2006 April 28 2021 16: 00
    +2
    Right now Tejas will immediately go to 4+. And if the Indians finish it up to AFAR and long-range ones, then as a replacement for the 21st and the Jaguar from 2000 it will come down
    1. Outsider
      Outsider April 28 2021 20: 55
      +2
      An Israeli airborne radar with AFAR is installed there:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HAL_Tejas#Avionics
      The first batch of 20 Tejas Mark 1A will be equipped with an improved version of the EL / M-2052 radar TO THATdeveloped jointly with Elta Systems and HAL. The remaining 63 fighters will be equipped with a domestic Uttam AESA radar developed by Electronics and Radar Development Establishment (LRDE).
      1. lopuhan2006
        lopuhan2006 April 28 2021 21: 24
        +1
        Like at the beginning without AFARA walked. Anyway. Let the airplane fly. He does not have enough stars from the sky. Prospects are on the sidelines for the entire term. So that in 5-7 years you can look at the results of operation. 21 "Bizon" with the Jaguar flew well, and 2000 so even before 30s, I think.
  7. Vitaly gusin
    Vitaly gusin April 28 2021 18: 41
    +3
    Quote: XXXIII
    Now what kind of shovels are in the Israeli army? The same?

    It’s not just you who think so; therefore, the export of weapons from Russia in the period 2016-2020 fell by 22%, while Israel’s exports during this period increased by 59%.
    1. XXXIII
      XXXIII April 28 2021 18: 56
      -1
      Quote: Vitaly Gusin
      Quote: XXXIII
      Now what kind of shovels are in the Israeli army? The same?

      It’s not just you who think so; therefore, the export of weapons from Russia in the period 2016-2020 fell by 22%, while Israel’s exports during this period increased by 59%.

      Russia does not have the main export of weapons, but we do sell, but this is not a priority, unlike Israel. The goals are different, Israel needs a market, Russia is an ally. laughing
      1. Vitaly gusin
        Vitaly gusin April 28 2021 19: 13
        +3
        Quote: XXXIII
        Russia does not have the main export of weapons, but we do sell, but this is not a priority, unlike Israel.

        And here's a mistake.
        You sell and occupy the fourth place in the world, but all at the expense of GDP, there is no return to the treasury (to social services)
        And you have to think about this when you produce weapons, a huge amount of weapons in the country at the expense of the standard of living, is not a guarantee of success. (example of the USSR)
  8. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat April 28 2021 18: 49
    +1
    Now the Indian military must learn to dance "seven-forty" laughing
    1. Vitaly gusin
      Vitaly gusin April 28 2021 19: 27
      +5
      Quote: Stroibat stock
      Now the Indian military must learn to dance "seven-forty"

      Well, Bibi is far from everyone and teaches him how to dance CORRECTLY lol
  9. moscowp
    moscowp April 28 2021 19: 14
    0
    What is python-5?
    3.9 seems to be the latest version ... No.
  10. smart fellow
    smart fellow April 28 2021 19: 38
    +3
    It would be better if the Indians built crematoria, otherwise they burn the corpses at the stake. Already there is not enough firewood. What kind of fighters, what kind of rockets - toilets they would put so that they don't shit on the street.
  11. Outsider
    Outsider April 28 2021 20: 49
    0
    Quote: Vitaly Gusin
    Quote: Lt. air force reserve
    It is unlikely that the latest modification of the R-73 is in any way inferior to the Python-5.

    Well, at least this
    The R-73 missile hits the target within angles out of line of sight ± 45˚, in line of sight up to 60 degrees.
    But the fact is that after testing, they bought Python-5.

    - And Python has a maximum angle of rotation of the coordinator 110 ° ... laughing
  12. Outsider
    Outsider April 28 2021 21: 06
    0
    Quote: Vitaly Gusin
    Quote: Lt. air force reserve
    Well, the latest versions of the R-73 rocket can also be fired backwards,

    In the early 1990s, the R-73 was considered one of the best missiles in the world.

    - Never counted.
    ... but unlike Python-5, there is no infrared finder

    - Why grind this stupid nonsense ?! Of course, there has always been an "infrared finder" (IR coordinator - that's what it's called) - otherwise how would it aim at the target ??
    ... which makes him "very vulnerable to modern". countermeasures

    - You don’t know, you don’t understand - don’t talk nonsense, in order to just blurt out something ...
  13. Outsider
    Outsider April 28 2021 21: 09
    +2
    Quote: Lt. Air Force stock
    Quote: voyaka uh
    Although Python-5 is a short-range missile, up to 20 km,
    but she can shoot back. She released as usual
    forward from the pylon, can make a 180-degree turn
    in a small radius and catch a target from behind - an aircraft that has gone into the tail.

    Well, the latest versions of the R-73 missile can also be fired backward, but the range is up to 40 kilometers, 2 times more than Python-5.

    - It is she in the horizon will fly 40 kilometers before it starts to fall ... wink And in Python-5, they give the maximum range at which the rocket can maneuver with an overload of at least 5 units. In a straight line for 40 km, Python-4 still flew ... lol
  14. Elturisto
    Elturisto April 28 2021 23: 11
    +3
    Another market is lost for the Russian military-industrial complex, but we have Yasha Kedmi and Satanovsky who will tell you that this is good and even kosher ...
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik April 28 2021 23: 14
      0
      He is not lost. We have nothing to offer. There will be goods, they will buy.
  15. zoland
    zoland April 30 2021 09: 57
    0
    Quote: XXXIII
    Quote: Vitaly Gusin
    Quote: XXXIII
    Now what kind of shovels are in the Israeli army? The same?

    It’s not just you who think so; therefore, the export of weapons from Russia in the period 2016-2020 fell by 22%, while Israel’s exports during this period increased by 59%.

    Russia does not have the main export of weapons, but we do sell, but this is not a priority, unlike Israel. The goals are different, Israel needs a market, Russia is an ally. laughing

    Therefore, Russia gives away for free