The airforce is probably looking into more. I heard a program is under development for an indeginious AWAC, how much successful it will be. I cant say. There was also a report that India wants to buy 6 more, but nothing reported later on.So IAF would be severly udner equipped with just 3-5 AWACc for >600 fighters.
2)The radar range of the Erieye is 450 KM. and 350 in a dense electronic environment. that is long enough to detect the missile or launch platform. Also what radar is there that can lock up a target at 400+KM? It uses inertial guidance which might work for a slow moving or static target. however against a moving target it isn't so great. More of a shoot and hope deal. The range is only a rumour and I am betting the NEZ for the missile is much lower.
3)Size? lol the missile is also rumoured to have a anti-satellite function so yes it is a space launcher and has the size of one.
What if they do get hit with one of the missiles. Would the damage be significant enough that they will survive? Anything like ejection seat, parachutes possible during this situation.
Somethings i found on the net...
'The Centre for Airborne Systems in Bangalore (CABS) is developing the airborne early warning system which involves a flying platform and mounted sensors like radars to provide battle-management functions.'
'CABS is also planning to build a radar system on an imported Embraer executive jet.'
Thats two types of AWACS under development.
' The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) hopes to fly the air force-identified aircraft carrying the indigenously developed Airborne-Early Warning and Control (AEW and C) system by 2008-end, Director of the Centre for Airborne Systems (CABS), DRDO, Bangalore, K. Tamilmani said here on Thursday.'
The Hindu : National : Indigenous airborne systems by 2008
But yes I believe this is the project that will make up the shortfall in systems.
However there is only one AWACS mentioned there. The other one sounds like a battlefield surveillance aircraft of some sort.
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