India takes up AWACS programme, can penetrate enemy territory

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  1. JAISWAL

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    India takes up AWACS programme, can penetrate enemy territory - Brahmand.com


    BANGALORE (PTI): India has just taken up development of the Rs 6,000 crore Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) that will have the capability to penetrate "longer distances" enemy territory by way of radars and electronic warfare systems without venturing into the region physically, a top defence official said Friday.

    Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister, Secretary in the Department of Defence (R&D) and Director General of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) V K Saraswat said DRDO just started the programme, after clearance from the Government recently.

    Asked how it's different from the indigenous Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) system, he said: "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".

    In addition, (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.


    "Both have a role. All over the world, people have AEW&C and AWACS in a tandem mode because each one does its role and that's what our country is also doing", Saraswat said.

    He said two AEW&C aircraft would be ready this year, adding, "By 2014, we will complete delivery of all the three aircraft (AEW&C) to Indian Air Force".

    Meanwhile, Saraswat also said that the DRDO has conducted a flight of "guided bomb". "It's a bomb which can fly for about 40-50 or even more kilometres in a guided mode and it can be released from an aircraft".

    He said the guided bomb is a totally indigenous effort, from designing, development and realisation including explosive content in them, as also guidance and control.
     
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  3. LETHALFORCE

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    Phalcon AWACS has 360 degree coverage. The planes we are using is the Brazilian
    Embraer. I don't think the indigenous AWACS will be rotodome like Phalcon?
     
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    i think that they are re-aweking the Eraavat AWACS system, which is based on 360 deg. Coverage, and bar type radars dont have this capebility.
    As by news source, they have long range and heigher coverage area.
     
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    i always thought that AWACS and AEW&C are same thing.
     
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    they are approx same thing, only with slightly difference... .
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    AWACS have rotating dome with 360 degree coverage and much higher tracking range and can track many more targets that AEW&C. So the prices of AWACS are much higher than AEW&Cs.
    AEW&Cs are cheaper platform having coverage ranging between 150-270 degree, based on a lighter platform. And having some sort of SIGINT capabilities.
     
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    AWACS also generally have longer range.
     
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    Israeli Phalcons are not on rotodome.
     
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    yes it is sir:sad:[​IMG]
     
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    Phalcon has a rotodome but it does not use an antennas it uses a triangular phased
    array configuration, the dome does not rotate.
     
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    we indian talk more snd work less, we should first work then talk abour that.
     
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    A common mistake, but it is pure BS of course..

    I quote:

    The word AWACS was a moniker applied to the E-3 Sentry system by the Boeing and Westinghouse in an effort to outline its higher capabilities vis-a-vis the E-2. It was never an official aviation designation nor does it diffrentiate between AEW platforms.
    The official designation for the E-3 is STILL as an AEW&C aircraft.

    The C adds to the Airborne early warning designation by adding the word Control, which means the Aircraft can control assets as well.
    The AWACS moniker which means Airborne Warning and Control System is essentially the same meaning as Airborne Early Warning and Control. At the end of the day it was nothing more than a marketing ploy and not some differentiation as you would have us believe.
    All AWACS are AEW&C and vice versa. The Boeing Wedgetail for eg actually has better capabilities than the E-3 in service with the USAF yet it is only called the AEW aircraft even though it features sophisticated control suites along with ELINT and SIGINT capabilities.



    There may be capability differences between different models of AEW&C aircraft.. but they are not called by any different name

    The only difference would be the addition or deletion of the "C" at the end to denote aircraft that can also act as airborne aerial warfare command centers.

    Again..
    THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE IN THE TWO TERMS OF AWACS AND AEW&C.. any claims of it are pure hogwash.

    http://www.-----------/forums/indian-defence/231440-india-takes-up-awacs-programme-can-penetrate-enemy-territory-4.html

    I couldnt explain this better than this mod.
     
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    I am not talking about Indian Airforce but the ones in Israeli Airforce.

    BTW, Phalcon is being called AEW&C in Israel.
     
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    AEW&C and AWACS are interchangeable terms.
     
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    The DRDO AWACS will be advance and custom made unlike the once we already have from Israel..

    And Guided bomb is very interesting..
     
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