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EW Singapore: Indian AEW programme faces trouble

11th January 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi


India’s home-grown airborne early warning (AEW) programme utilising three Embraer 145 aircraft, the first of which was supposed to be inducted by the end of 2016, has been further delayed due to an enquiry into Embraer by India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

EMB 145 spares will continue to be purchased, but an official close to the project said: ‘This is an informal blacklist.’

The Indian Air Force (IAF) did not respond to Shephard enquiries, but it is known the US Department of Justice, which had been conducting a corruption probe, recently handed documents to the CBI investigating $6

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Neelam Mathews


Neelam Mathews

Neelam Mathews was born in India and completed her education in London.

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