Indian Air Force signs Rs 8000 crore deal with Bharat Electronics Limited

  • Indian Air Force (IAF) has signed a deal with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for the extension of its programmes integrating all civil and defence radars across the country.
  • The aim to integrate defence and civilian radars is to ensure any intrusion by a hostile aircraft, helicopter, drone or microlight can be detected and tackled as soon as it takes place.
  • The IAF has already established five nodes of the IACCS (Integrated Air Command and Control System) in the western sector, bordering Pakistan, in the proposed expansion phase, four new nodes and ten subnodes will come up.
  • The three nodes will be in eastern, central and southern India, the fourth will be for the strategically important Andaman and Nicobar Island.

Source: DefenceNews

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