Indian Air Force will be held May 18 to receive the first Phalcon AWACS aircraft (Figure)
Israel’s first production aircraft for the Indian Phalcon AWACS
LONDON April 28 news: According to ITAR reports, Indian Air Force will be held May 18 to receive the first aircraft Israeli-made “Phalcon” AWACS . Some had recently visited Israel early warning aircraft assembly and testing of the Indian Defense Ministry officials have company confirmed the news. India in March 2004 and Israel signed a contract worth $ 1.1 billion. Under the agreement, Israel will provide three Indian Air Force AWACS, the first delivery is scheduled for December 2007, but because of Russia’s aircraft manufacturing lagged far behind schedule, was delayed until the end of 2008, the last has been postponed to 2009 years.
Indian Air Force procurement of “Phalcon” early warning aircraft will be deployed in the northern city of Agra Agra air force base, is India’s AWACS squadron recently formed a part. To meet these new equipment, the Indian military has carried out the corresponding original airport modernization, including lengthening the runway, the expansion of the ability of IL-76 protection and improvement of other infrastructure.
Indian Air Force ordered the “Phalcon” AWACS sustainable flying 14 hours. The machine can be used to monitor air and ground targets, gather intelligence within 400 kilometers installed in the top of the fuselage fairing EL/M-2075 360-degree radar system to monitor and track various targets. A total of 18 passenger aircraft.
Indian Defense Ministry official said the remaining two “Phalcon” AWACS is expected to end in mid-2010 or before delivery. (Compiled: Spring)