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India`s first Airborne Early Warning and Control System – Key features

Bengaluru: The Indian Air Force (IAF) is ready to unveil its latest technology called as the Airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) system to detect in-coming drones, cruise missiles and fighter jets from countries like China and Pakistan.

The indigenously built AEW&C will support three older Phalcon systems that India has in the event of an aerial threat.

Here are seven salient features of the AEW&C system.

– It is developed by the Center of Airborne Systems in Bengaluru with the help of Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)

– The project costs a total of Rs 2,400 crore

– The system has been programmed to detect and classify aerial threats in the surveillance area 

– It acts as a Command base in support for all Air-Defence operations

– It has been integrated on the Brazilian-made Embraer-145 aircraft

– The system 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

Source: Zee News