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Government okays Rs 5000 crore project for next-generation airborne warning system

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  1. sangos

    sangos Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    NEW DELHI: The government today sanctioned a Rs 5,113 crore project to develop a next-Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS), which will act as a 360-degree 'Eye in the Sky', and also approved purchase of two Airbus A330 aircraft for the same.

    However, no decision was taken on the multi-crore Avro replacement programme in which an Airbus-Tata consortium is the only bidder.

    Incidentally, Airbus was the only bidder in the AWACS programme and the approval for purchase of the aircraft is the first deal in a single-vendor situation that has been sanctioned by the Defence Acquisition Council, which met here.

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    Government okays Rs 5000 crore project for next-generation airborne warning system - The Economic Times
     
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    Anees Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Very welcome news indeed.
     
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    sam2012 Captain FULL MEMBER

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    This is the difference between IITian and an dhothi wearing gandhi family dalal

    Parikar ji leaved upto expectation nothing is above countries security , but that old brate bothered about selfish clean image
     
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    I really hope that at some point France buys something based on that work.

    Nic
     
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    It won't be any time soon if it happens, because French AWACS are in the middle of their MLU. The first upgraded AWACS was received last year, the last should arrive next year.
    France receives first upgraded AWACS aircraft - IHS Jane's 360

    So it's gonna be at least a decade before a new AEW&C platform is sought.
     
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