- Aug 19, 2009
The Goodrich version was the lightest and most ergonomic design. And it was tested on numerous times showing that it was superior to Martin Baker. They could have gone for Martin Baker seats but they didn't. They went for the Russian design and took it and improved it further.Maybe Everyone involved in the project wanted to make sure that not a single soul dies in any kind of mishap of TEJAS MK1, so they got the BEST one.
Or space constrain , an issue that Russian aircrafts don't face .