Wednesday, December 19, 2012

India looks at two more AWACS

Neelam Mathews
Dec 19, 2012
Defense minister A.K Antony said in Parliament while three AWACS already stand operationalized in the Indian Air Force (IAF), there is a proposal for procurement of two additional AWACS. Simultaneously, DRDO is engaged in indigenous development of three AEW&C systems.
“The Long Term Integrated Perspective Plan (LTIPP) of Ministry of Defense envisages deployment of a mix of large i.e. Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft and small i.e. Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) System aircraft.
In addition, the project proposal for indigenous development of AWACS (India) has been submitted by Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) for Government's approval.”

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