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DefExpo 2020: India crafts a suite of special mission aircraft

6th February 2020 - 09:09 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Lucknow

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In India the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) is working on several projects to give the Indian Air Force (IAF) dedicated special mission aircraft such as ISTAR and AEW platforms.

A representative from the Centre for Airborne Systems at the DRDO revealed that a multi-intelligence ISTAR aircraft will be based on a high-altitude, high-endurance business-type jet, with the ability to operate over both ground and water. Its purpose is to collect high-resolution imagery using its onboard SAR and EO/IR sensors.

It would also possess a ground moving target detection capability. Data would be initially processed and analysed on the

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

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