- Mar 19, 2020
Ah thanks, that explains how the sale went through.Negative, Super Tucano(MB MK8 seat) and Texan-II(MB MK 16 seat same as Tejas) have been purchased in this decade. Martin Baker has an Argentinian subsidiary who market and maintain MB products in Argentina. They use components and products from Martin Baker Italy(SICAMB) which is not subject to British restrictions.
Both the Super Tucano and Texan II are not supersonic jets that can threaten the 4 Typhoons that the RAF has based at Port Stanley. Very different story with a JF-17 or MiG-35.
Coming to the Tejas Mk1 being a threat to any RN detachment to the Falklands - it currently doesn't have any Anti-ship missile integrated to the type. Going forward a Brahmos-NG might be integrated but there is no real timeline that is clear on that.
And there is no roadmap as of now for integrating Harpoon (which is integrated to the IAF's Jaguar IM) or Kh-35E to the Tejas (which was the originally planned AShM for the IN's LCA Navy fighter).