Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article
Headlines
  • Mars orbiter crossed comet hurdle: ISRO:-After the Mars orbiter spacecraft's successful encounter with comet Siding Spring last week, a major hurdle was over and the satellite is now in a normal phase of the mission to proceed with other experiments, ISRO said....
  • Negotiations moving in right direction: France on Rafale deal:-France on Wednesday voiced satisfaction over the ongoing negotiations for the finalisation of the multi-billion dollar contract for the 126 medium multi- role combat aircraft (MMRCA), saying it was moving in the "right direction"....
  • French defence major ties up with IIT-Delhi and IISc:-French defence major Safran on Wednesday inked agreements with IIT Delhi and Indian Institute of Science to initiate research and development in the field of advanced avionics systems for the development of next generation aerospace technologies....
  • Russia successfully test-fires new Navy missile:-The Russian Navy has successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile, proving its reliability after a long and troublesome development....

IAF's AWACS to be flight tested in 2012: Official

Article
Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article

Brazil's EMB145 aircraft is being modified to install the AWACS. An Embraer Photo

BANGALORE (PTI): The indigenous Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) System, integrated onboard the Brazilian aircraft EMB145 as per Indian Air Force’s requirement, would be flight tested in 2012, a key official involved in the project has said.

The AEW&C system (also called AWACS - Airborne Warning and Control System) is being developed by the Bangalore-based Centre for Airborne Systems (CABS), a lab under the Defence Research and Development Organisation for the IAF.

Under a deal signed between India and Brazil in 2008, Embraer aircraft manufacturer would modify its EMB145 to carry Active Array Antenna Unit by India on the aircraft's fuselage.

Three modified EMB-145 aircraft would be developed under the agreement.

“AEW&C’s flying platform is the modified EMB145, which will take to skies later this year. It is scheduled to be delivered to us in Aug 2011,” CABS Director S Christopher said here.

Defence Minister A K Antony on Tuesday inaugurated the System Test and Integration Rig (STIR) complex at CABS for testing airborne systems.

Christopher said: “...our mission systems will be ready by this year. It will be tested in this rig in 2011, followed by flight testing in 2012.”

The indigenous AEW&C system would detect, identify and classify threats present in the surveillance area and act as a command and control centre to support air operations, he said.

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print Article

Other Related News

Upcoming Defence Exhibitions

BRAHMOS Missile Systems

Headlines

Brahmand World Defence Update 2014

Image Gallery