April 24, 2017
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Flying trackers
Airborne early warning capability of India

Situational awareness based on the real time acquisition of information holds the key to getting a holistic view of the battlefield scenario. Indeed, the efficacy of a network centric warfare strategy is directly related to the information superiority achieved through the optimum use of sensors and radars deployed on a range of platforms.

In recent years, the vastly enhanced surveillance capability of the radars and sensors mounted on aircraft platforms has been playing a critical role in giving a new edge to the defensive and offensive capabilities of the defence forces. Clearly and apparently, air borne surveillance radars have catapulted into the very heart of the C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) system. An air borne surveillance platform working in tandem with space borne sensors-both passive and active-could give a big push to the battlefield strategy with particular reference to the final outcome of a short lived conflict or war. As such, armed forces across the world are more than keen to deploy a range of sensors and radars on air borne platforms t
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