- Dec 8, 2021
Also making the integration of later systems (like gun) look less like it was added in by a puncture repair guy.Because they kept tweaking the Mark2 till 2018... Mark1A was suggested by HAL an interim stopgap.
Main differences are replacement of foreign components by indian aesa radar, quartz radome, jammers, dual-rack for CCM etc. to get indigenous content from 70% to 90+%. Only the engine & ejection seat will be imported.
They're also streamlining the LRUs to make it more maintenance friendly.
That's it.. Other than that there's not much difference. No design change, no weight reduction.