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.