Indian Air Force to Install Aerostat Radar System at Southern Air Command

February 22, 2009, Thiruvananthapuram, India -- Indian Air Force (IAF) has decided to install Aerostat Radar System at the Southern Air Command (SAC) last Friday.

According to Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Air Marshal S Radhakrishnan, considering the region's strategic importance, Aerostat Radar System, capable of picking up targets at low ranges would be installed at SAC in two years.

Radhakrishnan further shared that the control of Maritime Air Operations (MAO), now under South Western Air Command, would be handed over to the Southern Air Command.

IAF sources said in New Delhi that they have already geared up air defense units by placing mobile radars all along the southern coast particularly to secure sensitive infrastructure following the first LTTE attack in 2007.

In November 2008, in the wake of the terror attacks in Mumbai, India purchased the Elta Systems-built EL/M-2083 Aerostat Radar System as the country’s early warning and control phased array radar for $600 million.

Deployed at strategic points, the radar will detect and track hostile low-flying aircraft, helicopters, spy drones and missiles to protect the country’s coastline.(defro)

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