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India builds its own AWACS

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The new Indian airborne early warning system (AWACS) with 240-degree antenna coverage will be based on a modified A320 aircraft. Thus, India is creating its own AWACS (Airline Radio Detection and Guidance Complex).


A model aircraft equipped with an early warning and control system will be on display at the Aero India 2021 international exhibition, which will be held in Bangalore from 3 to 5 February.

The AWACS system was developed by the Airborne Systems Center (CABS), which is part of the Indian Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).

The new AWACS model has a 240-degree radar, similar to the Netra early warning system developed by CABS and installed on the Embraer platform. In the bow of the A320, as in the case of the Netra, a radar with an AFAR (active phased antenna array) will be installed. This is indicated by the "severed" nose of the aircraft model, which will be demonstrated at the exhibition.


The Indian Ministry of Defense has approved the development by DRDO of six AWACS aircraft based on the Airbus A320, donated by Air India.

Now, in addition to Netra, the Indian Air Force is armed with the Israeli Phalcon system installed on the Russian Il-76 platform.
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  1. OgnennyiKotik
    OgnennyiKotik 2 February 2021 11: 37
    +4
    The framework of preparations for the opening of the international aerospace exhibition Aero India-2021,
    at the stand of the Indian aircraft construction company HAL, there is a model of a new jet reconnaissance and strike unmanned aerial vehicle being developed for the needs of the Indian Air Force.



  2. rocket757
    rocket757 2 February 2021 11: 38
    +1
    Now, in addition to Netra, the Indian Air Force is armed with the Israeli Phalcon system installed on the Russian Il-76 platform.

    will make a new one, it is normal, to have modern control / intelligence systems.
  3. exo
    exo 2 February 2021 11: 42
    +1
    Judging by the layout: rather, based on the A-321
  4. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 2 February 2021 11: 50
    +2
    The right way. Civil liner, pilots, resource ...
  5. Normal
    Normal 2 February 2021 12: 25
    +4
    When you have to read about India, in terms of the armed forces and what they are going to do, a smile appears on the face.
    1. Doccor18
      Doccor18 2 February 2021 12: 41
      +2
      Quote: Normal
      When you have to read about India, in terms of the armed forces and what they are going to do, a smile appears on the face.

      Yeah...
      With such a powerful resource and human potential, it was possible to build something more substantial than what is available today.
    2. Vadim Ananyin
      Vadim Ananyin 2 February 2021 13: 51
      0
      Well, like with Brahmos?
  6. Magic archer
    Magic archer 2 February 2021 12: 33
    0
    Interestingly, do we have similar plans? It is not profitable to drive the A-50, and there are few of them. But AWACS based on MS or at least a Super Jet is very much needed in the troops
    1. Doccor18
      Doccor18 2 February 2021 12: 45
      +1
      Quote: Magic Archer
      Interestingly, do we have similar plans? It is not profitable to drive the A-50, and there are few of them. But AWACS based on MS or at least a Super Jet is very much needed in the troops

      A100 Premier. In 2017 he took off. Trials are underway now. From 2022 he should go to the troops.
      1. Magic archer
        Magic archer 2 February 2021 14: 20
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        Dear, did you definitely read my post !? Actually, the A-100 is also based on the Il-76 !!! Or you don't need it, just to write what ???
    2. Ryaruav
      Ryaruav 2 February 2021 17: 57
      0
      both ms and superjet are narrow-body, so it will turn out to be of the Swedish type, although if a lot develops into quality, this is the law of development
  7. Doccor18
    Doccor18 2 February 2021 12: 48
    +1
    On the basis of Tu214 there will be a "simpler" and cheaper version of the AWACS aircraft. But it will go to the troops a little later than the A100.
    1. Ryaruav
      Ryaruav 2 February 2021 18: 00
      +1
      modernize electronics and ilyusha excellent car no worse than boeing and watermelons
    2. SovAr238A
      SovAr238A 2 February 2021 18: 41
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      Quote: Doccor18
      On the basis of Tu214 there will be a "simpler" and cheaper version of the AWACS aircraft. But it will go to the troops a little later than the A100.


      It is not even in the project.
      And there is no research project.
      And even amateur aircraft modelers did not blind a single model, not a single model ...
      Not even a render has been drawn in nature yet ...
  8. EDWARD
    EDWARD 2 February 2021 13: 00
    +7
    MBT "Arjnun", fighter "Tejas" and so on. appetite comes with eating .. only their food turns out to be salted, or not salted.
  9. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 2 February 2021 13: 00
    -2
    The Indians do not get tired of having fun, what else are they going to create?))))
    1. Redfox3k
      Redfox3k 2 February 2021 13: 15
      +3
      How have the Indians offended you?
      1. TermNachTer
        TermNachTer 2 February 2021 21: 48
        -1
        On the contrary, they constantly amuse me, with their just the same childish optimism))) at the behest of the pike, at my will, fuck - tibi - doh - tibi - dah and get "awaks"))))
  10. Redfox3k
    Redfox3k 2 February 2021 13: 14
    +2
    It seems to me that the Indian AWACS will be as Indian as the Turkish Bayraktar.
  11. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 2 February 2021 13: 16
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    A model aircraft equipped with an early warning and control system will be on display at the Aero India 2021 international exhibition, which will be held in Bangalore from 3 to 5 February.

    Israel will also participate in the 13th Aero India 2021.
    It will be represented by three of our largest defense industry companies: Israel Aero space Industries, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Elbit Systems.
    At the exhibition, they will show a wide range of strategic defense systems with a focus on unmanned aerial vehicles, including the Heron TP and Thunder B VTOL. In the loitering munition category, IAI will be exhibiting the Rampage, Mini Harpy and Rotem L. The company will also be exhibiting its Multi-Purpose Tanker (MMTT), which allows air-to-air refueling of cargo aircraft and fighters. Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems (ISR). Aircraft for reconnaissance, air control and naval surveillance on various platforms - ELW 2090.

    Aerial munitions: Rampage supersonic air-to-surface missile, Delilah long-range patrol missile, GATR laser-guided missile for air-to-surface or surface-to-surface missions, 70 mm SLR. 7-pipe helicopter rocket launcher, general purpose bombs of the LIZARD Laser / GPS Guidance Kits family, MPR 500 multipurpose bombs, as well as aviation ammunition fuses, compatible with modern precision bombs such as JDAM, Paveway, LIZARD.

    Self-defense in the air: Mini-MUSIC DIRCM system, infrared spectral false missiles, mini-countermeasure system and mini-IR trap-trap, All-in-SMALL EW complex and UREP Unified Self-Protection Suite for fighters.

    It will showcase the Helicopter's Enhanced Brightnite Enhanced Vision System, large in-flight HD panoramic display, head-up display, display and survey helmet (DASH).

    Flight Simulation and Training Control Systems: Skybreaker Multi-Cockpit Networked Training Center ...
    ... and much more - over 350 items.

    Trailer from Rafael Advanced Defense Systems:
  12. bars1
    bars1 2 February 2021 16: 51
    +1
    Quote: OgnennyiKotik
    layout of a new reactive reconnaissance and strike unmanned aerial vehicle being developed for the needs of the Indian Air Force.

    Our "Thunder", this "Indian" ... It looks like the XQ-58A is becoming the same "style icon" as the "Predator" in its time.
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik 2 February 2021 17: 12
      +1
      The 58th is one of the first and looks beautiful, so it is copied. The Turks follow other schemes (according to what is known), the Brits are relatively similar, Australia has a very original project.
  13. bars1
    bars1 2 February 2021 16: 53
    0
    Quote: Doccor18
    A100 Premier. In 2017 he took off. Trials are underway now. From 2022 he should go to the troops.

    I read that in 2024. did. Interestingly, the Indians will get ahead of our long-term construction?