- Jul 15, 2018
Engineering studies to integrate Meteor with IAF aircrafts with Indian Avionics were jointly undertaken by MBDA and DRDOin 2016, when the DRDO began in-house development of solid-fuel ducted rocket powered BVRAAM(Desi Meteor). It then emerged that a suitably-modified Meteor BVRAAM containing DRDO-developed avionics was indeed possible to both develop and integrate with the Russia-/Israel-supplied AESA-MMRs, while at the same time not violating the IPRs of the MMR-supplying foreign OEMs. But don't know what prevented them.1.The Meteor is not compatible with platforms that use the R-77.
2. France would probably never allow integration of Meteors onto foreign platforms.
3. It would be costly and difficult to integrate Meteor, even if France allowed.
4. Most aircraft besides the MKI, Rafale don’t have powerful enough radar to take advantage of the Meteor’s range.
5. India recently ordered large batches of the R-77 RVV-AE amongst other missile types.