Indian Air Force gets a boost in aerial warfare against PAF

Indian Air Force gets a boost in aerial warfare against PAF
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NEW DELHI - -World- Indian Air Force gets a boost in aerial warfare against PAF with induction of new AWACS system.

Indian Air Force has inducted the Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft into its inventory on Wednesday.

The AEW&C aircraft was inducted during a ceremony held at Air Force Station Bhisiana in Punjab. Air Marshal R Nambiar, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Air Command was chief guest at the event.

The AEW&C system has been developed by the Center of Airborne Systems in Bengaluru with the help of Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO).

Developed at a total cost of Rs 2,400 crore, the system has been programmed to detect and classify aerial threats in the surveillance area and acts as a Command base in support for all Air-Defence operations.

The system has been integrated on the Brazilian-made Embraer-145 aircraft and holds a 240-degree coverage radar.

The multiple communications and data links present in the AEW&C system will provide Recognizable Air Surveillance Picture to commanders at the Ground Exploitation Stations.

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