30 Jun '16, 6am

Indian Air Force acquires Litening targeting pods for the Su-30 MKI's

Indian Air Force acquires Litening targeting pods for the Su-30 MKI's

Rafael will supply 164 examples of its Litening targeting pod to the Indian air force, for use on four types of combat aircraft including New Delhi’s Sukhoi Su-30 fighters. Guy Oren, director of Rafael's electro-optical systems unit, says the pods will be delivered in the next couple of years. An advanced version of the Litening 4 – the Litening 4 I – will be supplied. The improved system has been equipped with upgraded infrared cameras and a charge-coupled device colour camera to help identify targets on the ground, particularly dense areas, Rafael says. The company adds that the new version doubles up as a surveillance and reconnaissance system in addition to being a targeting pod. In February it was announced that the planned Litening acquisition would fall under a larger $500 million deal between India and Israel, which would also see the Rafael Spice 250 precision-gui...

Full article: http://www.defencenews.in/article/Indian-Air-Force-acquir...

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