Jan 7, 2012
The RFP released to Honeywell and HAL for the reengining of 120 Jaguars with F125IN engines (280 turbofans including 40 spare engines) that expired today, has been extended by a month as HAL has “yet to fill in the blanks” that include details on man hours etc, AerospaceDiary learns.
The upgraded Jaguars will feature a Glass cockpit with DARIN-3 navigation and attack avionics suite HOTAS controls and an Integrated Defensive Aids Suite (IDAS) being co-developed by the DRDO’s Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE) and Cassidian (formerly EADS Defense Electronics).
The approximate over $2billion project has a 30% offsets clause. Already, Honeywell has fitted two RAF Jaguars with the engines. Once the project is signed, two IAF Jaguars will be modified, before the complete fleet is refitted.