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Aero India 2017: India inducts first Embraer AEW

15th February 2017 - 15:29 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Bangalore


A first Embraer ERJ 145-based airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft was handed over to the Indian Air Force (IAF) on the opening day of Aero India 2017 in Bangalore on 14 February.

The aircraft, named Netra and developed by the Centre for Airborne Systems (CABS) of the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), is still in initial operating capability (IOC) configuration. It has completed weather and environmental trials, but the type cannot yet be considered as fully operational.

This aircraft carries an indigenously developed active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar solution, as well as a secondary surveillance radar. The AESA

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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