Weekly Current Affairs

Aircraft with Indian airborne warning system set for induction [S&T, Defence]

  • The first of the two small surveillance aircraft carrying first Indian airborne early warning system is slated to be inducted into the Air Force in about two months.
  • DRDO has fitted its own airborne early warning and control system (AEW & CS) on a modified Embraer ERJ 145 aircraft imported from Brazil.
  • The AEW & CS is basically a ‘sharp-seeing and listening’ radar that can look out deep across enemy territory for any incoming threat without itself crossing over.
  • DRDO’s Bengaluru-based Centre for Airborne Systems (CABS) is nodal agency for design, integration and testing of Indian early warning systems on Embraer.