Then Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), the highest executive body that takes a call on defense matters, has cleared the acquisition of two Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) platforms, from (IAI) at a cost of US$1.1 billion (Rs 7,500 crore).
The acquisition of the Business Standard reported.The AWACS platform plays significant role in Indian Air Force’s Network-Centric Operations. In addition to the three arrays comprising the ELM-2075 L-band early warning radar located in the static dome, these aircraft have electronic intelligence (ELINT) and communications intelligence (COMINT)-gathering capabilities that help intercept signals from enemy areas, in monitoring troop build-up and to detect aerial threats. It can detect aircraft, drones and cruise missiles from a range of 400 km. mission systems installed on two IL-76 (A-50) aircraft will be processed as a follow-on phase under the tripartite contract with and Russia, under which bought three such aircraft for the same amount, from and Russia in 2009 and 2010. The n
The CCS has also cleared a proposal for the induction of the fourth regiment of Brahmos missile and two more of Pinaka rocket-launchers for the Army.