The first indigenous Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&C) in IOC configuration would be handed over to the Indian Air Force (IAF), on February 14 during Aero India 2017 at Yelahanka Air base here.
Chairman Defence Research and Development (DRDO) and Secretary Department of Defence (R&D), Dr. S. Christopher announced this while addressing the media here, during the curtain raiser on DRDO’s participation in Aero India-2017.
The Surveillance System is a game changer in air warfare. It has voice communication system and self protection suite, built on an Emb-145 platform, having an air to air refueling capability to enhance surveillance time.
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The software has been developed for fusion of information from the sensors, to provide the air situation picture along with intelligence to handle identification or classification threat assessment.
Beside this, the system has been developed and evaluated through collaborative efforts between DRDO and the IAF, with coordination for certification clearance and quality assurance by CEMILAC and DGAQA.