“Our western adversary Pakistan has a Swedish design plane. This system of ours is exactly like that and its elevation scan is advantageous. It has air to air refueling which Pakistan does not have. It has many more features and yet it costs only half the price of the Pakistan plane does and I am including the cost of production and development,” Director General of DRDO, Dr S Christopher said.
— DPR (@SpokespersonMoD) February 14, 2017
DRDO promised better coverage with longer range in next upgraded version of the system. “There are many areas we need to work in when it comes to Electronic Warfare like handling multiple frequencies. We also need to miniaturize our system and make it agile,” said Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Adviser to Defense Minister.
$359 million project has been developed with complex tactical software for fusion of information from the sensors, to provide the air situation picture along with intelligence to handle identification/classification threat assessment. Battle management functions are built in house to work as a network centric system of Integrated Air Command & Control System (IACCS) node.
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