Great idea with 2 caveats:Can anyone tell me if partnering with the UK for the ECRS Mk2 project for the Typhoon will yield us any benefits? In that case the lessons from the Uttam and ECRS can be used in the AMCA project, and the ECRS Mk2 can also be the standard radar on the MKI after an upgrade. Opens up the MKI to use the Meteor as well.
1. The ECRS Mk 2 is a highly classified project for the Royal Air Force. What are the chances that they will allow such a radar to be sold to India? The claim is that in certain respects this radar matches or even surpasses the APG-81 radar on the F-35.
2. The radar is being co-developed by BAE Systems and Leonardo. Leonardo has been blacklisted in India since 2014 because of the VVIP helicopter scam. Unless India get's rid of this stupid policy of blacklisting the supplier with immediate effect and on an indefinite basis which is like shooting yourself in the foot but at the same time letting the investigation of the recipients of the bribes in India drag on for years while they enjoy their ill gotten gains, I don't see this happening.