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IAF inducts second plane with new AEW&C system

DNAHM130252 | 9/12/2019 | Author : Zee Media Newsroom | WC :153

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New Delhi: Indian Air Force formally inducted the 2nd Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft into its inventory on Wednesday. The AEW&C aircraft was inducted during a ceremony held at Air Force Station Bhisiana in Punjab. Air Marshal R Nambiar, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Air Command was chief guest at the event.
The AEW&C system has been developed by the Center of Airborne Systems in Bengaluru with the help of Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
Developed at a total cost of  Rs 2,400 crore, the system has been programmed to detect and classify aerial threats in the surveillance area and acts as a Command base in support for all Air-Defence operations.
The syst
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