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Cabinet approves Rs 8,000 crore Air Force radar system

  • The cabinet committee on security, apart from the $3 billion purchase of Apache and Chinook helicopters from the US, also cleared an amount of Rs 8000 crore project for extension, of the IAF’s fully automated air surveillance and defence network to the entire country.
  • The IAF has already established five nodes of the IACCS (integrated air command and control system) in the western sector facing Pakistan at Barnala (Punjab), Wadsar (Gujarat), Aya Nagar (Delhi), Jodhpur (Rajasthan) and Ambala (Haryana) with help from defence PSU Bharat Electronics.
  • By progressive integration of all airborne and ground-based civilian and military radars around the country, the aim is to ensure any intrusion by a hostile aircraft, helicopter, drone or micro-light can be detected and tackled as soon as it takes place.

Source: TOI

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