Awacs

  • India takes up AWACS programme for air superiority January 25, 2013

    Bangalore: India has just taken up development of the Rs 6,000 crore Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) that will have the capability to penetrate "longer distances" enemy territory by way of radars and electronic warfare systems without venturing into the region physically, a top defence official said on Friday. Scientific...
  • IAF gets eye-in-the-sky, inducts its first AWACS May 29, 2009

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) Thursday got its first "eye-in-the-sky" with the induction of the first of the three airborne early warning and control systems (AWACS) which will help it detect incoming flying weapons and listen-in to aerial communications. Defence Minister A K Antony formally inducted the giant IL-76...
  • Pakistan to get Chinese airborne surveillance system December 19, 2008

    Islamabad: Pakistan has reached agreement with China to buy modern Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) planes for extended surveillance of its airspace, a media report said on Thursday. Under the $278-million deal, the unmanned surveillance aircraft will be delivered to Pakistan during the next four years on a deferred payment...