DRDO begins AWACS programme
India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has just taken up development of the Rs 6,000 crore Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS).
What is AWACS?
AWACS is acronym of Airborne Warning and Control System.
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How is it different from indigenous Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C)?
AWACS is a heavier and high endurance system, which can give you in terms of coverage about 360 degrees as against AEW&C which is about 270 degree coverage.
Besides this, (compared to AEW&C) AWACS flies at a higher altitude and it can penetrate into the enemy territory – not physically – (but) by way of radars and EW (electronic warfare) systems to longer distances and it can be in sky for larger durations, besides giving better visibility.