Indian defence scientists have developed an integrated life support system (ILSS) for fighter aircraft pilots in a noteworthy achievement that sees India join a league of advanced nations that have successfully developed and deployed the technology.
"An ILSS for fighter aircraft is a state-of-the-art technology that enables a fighter pilot to venture to the limits of the aircraft capability in terms of flight altitudes and G-forces," DRDO said in a statement here today.
"This technology had till now been the hallmark of the few highly advanced countries," it said.
"Now Defence Bioengineering and Electromedical Laboratory (DEBEL) Bangalore, under DRDO, has taken a lead in this technology that, to start with, will go into Tejas aircraft.
"The engineering model of ILSS prototype has been rolled out from DEBEL by Dr W Selvamurthy of DRDO.
The system will now undergo further trials and fitment, at the Aeronautical Development Agency, under Dr P S Subarmanyam, programme director fro the Tejas.
The ILSS can at a later dated be customised to meet the needs of aircraft like MiG-29, SU-30 and Mirage-2000 that are capable of long duration flights.