DRDO AEW&C could be modified for disaster management

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  1. bhramos

    bhramos Elite Member Elite Member

    Mar 21, 2009
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    New Delhi: The DRDO developed Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) System, meant to detect airborne and seaborne targets and provide early warning can be of use to the agencies dealing with disaster management provided it is suitably modified, said Indian Defence Minister in the parliament.

    US uses its E-3 radar to fly into a natural disaster area and provide an airborne Command Post to monitor the situation and much needed communications and control.

    The Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) System was sanctioned on October 6 , 2004 and Center for Airborne Studies (CABS) is working on the project. The first fully modified Embraer EMB-145 Aircraft for indigenously developed Indian Airborne Warning and Control System (AEW&C) took to skies on 7th Dec 2011.

    The CABS AEW&C aircraft is estimated to have an endurance of 5 hours from take off to landing. 5 hours total endurance means an operational endurance of 3 -3.5 hours of the AEW&C. 1-2 hours are reserved for taking off in and reaching the particular spot and then coming back. Two of these systems will be delivered to IAF after detailed Test and Evaluation by 2013.

    India is already in the process of acquiring a Hercules WC C-130J and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), as a part of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) recommendations for establishment of the Aircraft Probing of Cyclones facility.

    DRDO AEW&C could be modified for disaster management - India News
  3. Godless-Kafir

    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

    Aug 21, 2010
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    DRDO should market it with Brazils Emberar, that way both of us get what we want!

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