METEOR BVR MISSILE FOR IAF’S RUSSIAN PLATFORMS
India’s plans to equip its Russian SU30MKI and indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas with long range Meteor beyond visual range (BVR) missiles, may face hurdles as its European manufacturers have informed the government that they would not integrate their weapon on any Israeli or Russian platform. The Indian Air Force has plans of equipping the LCA with the Meteor missiles, but Israeli firms have been chosen for supplying the radar and electronic warfare for the plane. This can also have an impact on the Air Force’s plans to upgrade its frontline and mainstay SU-30MKI. However efforts are on to find a way out.