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    Thanks Kunal for the update. Here is another news article about AWACS.

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    [FONT=Georgia][SIZE=4]Agra gets ready to receive IAF’s first eye in the sky[/SIZE][/FONT]

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    Posted: Thursday , May 21, 2009 at 0227 hrs IST

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    The first of India’s three Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems (AWACS), a Phalcon Israeli radar system mounted on a Russian IL-76 aircraft, will arrive in Agra this month — reports from Jerusalem suggest possibly this Sunday via Jamnagar— and completely change the way the IAF functions. The other two Phalcons—Phased Array L-Band Conformal Radar— are expected next year.

    The Phalcon delivery is being tracked closely by military experts across the world, given the sheer increase in capability it will provide to the Indian armed forces. The “eye in the sky”, which is an airborne radar that can pick up enemy fighters, incoming missiles and even ground troop movements from a distance of over 400 km, will be a crucial force multiplier, one which will also allow the IAF to use lesser number of fighters for a variety of tasks.

    Bought in a tri-nation $1.1 billion deal signed in 2004, this will be the first entry of AWACS in the region. While China is perfecting its own version of the system, Pakistan is importing a smaller system from Sweden, delivery of which is not expected before next year.

    What makes the AWACS so special is that it enables the air force to monitor enemy movements at ranges of several hundred kilometres and deploy its own assets according to the need of the hour. Such is the capability of the system that India, for example, can now position a Phalcon over Srinagar to pick up objects flying near its consulate in Jalalabad in Afghanistan.
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    I love the 'can do' attitude of the Indian Armed Forces. My grandfather was born in India to German parents till he was killed fighting the british just before independance. Been reading through some of his diary entries and seems have have nothing but good things to say about the willpower and resolve of the people he helped train to fight. Mentions the phrase "Vande Mataram" quite a bit.

    Very happy to where the nation is now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 18SASS View Post
    I love the 'can do' attitude of the Indian Armed Forces. My grandfather was born in India to German parents till he was killed fighting the british just before independance. Been reading through some of his diary entries and seems have have nothing but good things to say about the willpower and resolve of the people he helped train to fight. Mentions the phrase "Vande Mataram" quite a bit.

    Very happy to where the nation is now.
    Whose independence would that be?? Indian??

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    Quote Originally Posted by dredger14 View Post
    Whose independence would that be?? Indian??
    India yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 18SASS View Post
    I love the 'can do' attitude of the Indian Armed Forces. My grandfather was born in India to German parents till he was killed fighting the british just before independance. Been reading through some of his diary entries and seems have have nothing but good things to say about the willpower and resolve of the people he helped train to fight. Mentions the phrase "Vande Mataram" quite a bit.

    Very happy to where the nation is now.

    Indische Legion???

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    [FONT=Georgia][SIZE=4]Protest withdrawn, Indian peacekeepers on way to Congo[/SIZE][/FONT]

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    Posted: Friday , May 22, 2009 at 0304 hrs IST

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    India has resolved a long standing problem over sending troops for peacekeeping missions to Congo after the country withdrew its protest against the deployment of Indian troops in UN missions.

    More than six months after the Congolese government wrote to the UN asking it not to send any new troops from India, the first batch of Indian soldiers are set to leave for the peacekeeping mission on May 27. Sources said the matter was resolved after Congo withdrew its protest and apologised to the Indian government. While India is not yet considering additional deployments, the troops are being sent to replace peacekeepers who have been serving in the country.

    Sources said three battalions who are in Congo currently will be replaced by fresh troops. While the first batch is expected to depart by the end of this month, the other two battalions will shortly leave for the country. “The troops need to be replaced as they have already served their mandated term in the country. That is why fresh soldiers were needed and are being sent in,” an official said.

    These will be the first troops to go to Congo after reports last year from Kinshasa said that Indian peacekeepers are being rejected due to allegations of ****** abuse. The stand-off had taken a serious turn in March when India cancelled the deployment of over 200 Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel to the country at the last minute. The IAF personnel were supposed to replace troops in Congo, but were pulled back at the last minute after assembling in New Delhi, raising concerns that India may pull out of the Congo mission completely.
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    50 Sqn's first Phalcon arrives in India!

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    IAF Statement: The first of the three Indian Air Force AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) platform arrived in India from Israel today. The giant IL-76 configured in its new avatar was escorted by three Mig-29 and Jaguar aircraft each that took off from an advance fighter airbase of South Western Air Command (SWAC). The fighter formations caught up with the AWACS mid-air and escorted it as it entered the Indian FIR (Flight Information Region), till safe touchdown at the Jamnagar airbase, close to midday, today.



    Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, SWAC, Air Marshal KD Singh, Air Defence Commander Air Vice Marshal P Singh and the AOC Jamnagar, Air Commodore C Hari Kumar and air warriors of the airbase welcomed the crew of the AWACS aircraft that included the Commanding Officer of the first AWACS squadron, Group Captain B Saju. Their maiden touchdown on Indian soil also marks the first landing of the AWACS in an IAF airbase.



    "It was a great feeling to be escorted by our fighters and it feels really good to be back", said Group Captain B Saju upon arrival. Flown by a full complement of IAF pilots belonging to the newly formed squadron from Ovda International airport, located in southern Israel, the aircraft undertook an eight-and-a-half hour's flight skirting around several countries taking the aerial route over the Red Sea and the Arabian Sea before landing at Jamnagar.



    The aircraft is slated to arrive at Palam airport tomorrow where an induction ceremony is scheduled on May 28. The AWACS are slated to operate from the Agra airbase under Central Air Command and frenetic preparations ahead of its first arrival to join the extended fleet of the IL-76 family are complete.


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    Lovely pictures. AWACS will greatly augment IAF's capabilities.

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    [FONT=Palatino Linotype][SIZE=5]India joins elite club of nations with AWACS capability[/SIZE][/FONT]
    Press Trust Of India
    Delhi, May 28, 2009

    India on Thursday joined an elite club of nations when it inducted the first of the three AWACS systems that will help the air force detect incoming missiles and enemy aircraft that may take off from across the border.

    Expected to substantially enhance India's capability to keep an eye on enemy activities in air, land and the sea, the AWACS bought from Israel was formally handed over to the IAF's newly-formed Agra-based 50 Squadron at a brief ceremony here.

    Symbolically, Defence Minister AK Antony handed over a key to Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major at the Palam air base here.

    "This is a historic day for both the Air Force and the country that will enhance the national security apparatus. AWACS have been a long-standing operational requirement and much-needed for the IAF's modernisation process," Antony told a gathering of diplomats, bureaucrats and IAF officers at the induction ceremony here.

    AWACS is described as "an eye in the sky" because of its capability to carry out surveillance at about 400-km range under all-weather situation and to lock on to 60 targets simultaneously.

    AWACS has a 360-degree phased array radar mounted on to the heavylift IL-76 transport aircraft airframe and would provide the much-required battlespace situational awareness for the IAF for its tactical and strategic operations.

    So far, only the US, Russia, Israel, China, United Kingdom, France and Australia have the system operational in their air forces, and its induction has propelled IAF into that major league.

    "The AWACS induction has increased the IAF's response system and we had foreseen that future air operations will be conducted at a very high tempo and this requires real-time control of our combat assets.

    "A potent force multiplier, it will enable robust decision-making cycle of the air force. It will be a vital component of IAF's combat potential," Major said at the ceremony.

    Major said being the first of the three AWACS, India had bought from Israel in a USD 1.1 billion deal in 2004, its operations will help the IAF in assessing future requirements of the system to cover the vast expanse of the country.

    "We are using this asset for the first time and it will take us a while before we know how many more we require. But seeing the expanse of our country we will need more of these," he said during a media interaction.

    The AWACS would also be an important part of IAF's future communication network, providing direct data link to both airborne and static assets on the ground, he said.

    The IAF has already initiated the Air Force Network (AFNET) project to be integrated with the Integrated Air Command and Control System (IACCS) and Operational Data Link (ODL).

    With its induction, IAF's frontline fighter jets such as Su-30MKI, Mirage-2000s and Jaguars would now be backed by the AWACS to provide a data loop and intelligence much beyond visual range that would speed up India's response systems to conflict situations.

    India and Israel are said to be in advanced negotiations for the purchase of three more AWACS and once the six are inducted into the IAF, these systems would be ultimately linked to the country's first military satellite proposed to be launched soon.

    This would take the IAF into the next step in its efforts to become a network-centric force that could pack a power punch to its both offensive and defensive operations.
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    Crew members of IL-76 aircraft configured with the new AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control Systems) pose for a photograph during the aircraft's inducting ceremony into Indian Air Force (IAF) at the Palam Air Force station in New Delhi May 28, 2009. This is the first of the three IAF AWACS from Israel and is slated to operate from the Agra airbase under Central Air Command.



    India's Defence Minister A. K. Antony (4th R) and Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major (6th R) walk during the inducting ceremony of the IL-76 aircraft configured with the new AWACS



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