Friday, August 24, 2012

First AEW&C arrives in India

Neelam Mathews
Aug 24, 2012

The first fully modified aircraft for indigenous Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems landed at CABS (Centre for Airborne Systems, Bangalore, a DRDO laboratory) at HAL airport.    

The acceptance of the Aircraft was completed over a period of 15 days at Embraer facilities in Brazil by a team from CABS, its work centers, CEMILAC, DGAQA & IAF.
“The aircraft ferried with several mission system external components of DRDO including the Active Electronically scanned Array Antenna with passive electronics fitted on the Aircraft,” said a statement.

Following integration of the DRDO developed mission system, development flight trials in India will be held in 2013.
The contract for the first aircraft delivered by Embraer was signed in 2008. The next aircraft is expected to arrive in December 2012.

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