India in March to deploy the first two early-warning detection of the air for 24 hours
data for: Indian Air Force to receive the first aircraft Phalcon AWACS
Mumbai, January 17 Xinhua (Reporter Nie Yun) Indian Air Force 17, a senior official told local media that the Indian Air Force Israel to purchase from the second frame, “Phalcon” airborne early warning aircraft arrived in India in March this year, India’s airborne early warning and command capability will be further enhanced.
The senior official said, the second aerial early warning aircraft will be deployed in northern India Agra base. Indian Air Force’s first aircraft, “Phalcon” airborne early warning aircraft are also deployed at the base.
official said, the second aerial early warning aircraft deployed, two airborne early warning aircraft in the air in a long patrol, another plane on the ground on duty, ready to launch to succeed, the Indian Air Force will have 24 hours to detect and intercept airborne ability to command.
“Phalcon” airborne early warning aircraft developed by Israel, which can detect 300 km within the target of dozens of flights and air defense forces to intercept the command of one’s own. This type of early warning aircraft, ground forces can detect the movement and missile launches.
India in March 2004 with the purchase of three Airbus Israel signed a contract in early warning aircraft. The first aircraft arrived in May 2009, the Indian Air Force base, the third aircraft is expected in the end of this year, arrived in India early next year.