Flying Scanners

Flying Scanners-Role of AWACS and aerostats in air surveillance

In an age of supersonic fighters and long range ballistic and cruise missiles, Indian Armed Forces would always feel handicapped due to the lack of air based surveillance platforms for providing sufficient air coverage. The armed forces would have no reaction time, which is often within seconds and minutes and only an AWACS can enable […]

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Deceptive Attack-Electronic warfare for airborne platforms

One would have thought that given the advancement in radar technology which enabled ground-based militaries to detect and deal with attacking aircraft, the aircraft would have by now become redundant to warfare. It has not. This is mainly because of concomitant developments that enabled the aircraft to operate and fight in hostile electro-magnetic environments. There […]

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Information Grid- Delay hits acquisition of tactical communication system

In so far as the acquisition of state of the art and well equipped communication systems is concerned, the Indian Army appears to be a laggard in comparison to the two other services. For instance, the sturdy  and versatile fibre optic based Air Force Network (AFNET) introduced by the Indian Air Force (IAF) would serve […]

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Guided Munitions

Guided Munitions-PGMs will help change the course of war

Indian armed forces seriously felt the need for precision guided munitions during the Kargil conflict of 1999 during which Indian Air Force had to import Laser Guided Pods from Israel for its Mirage-2000 fighters on emergency basis. Only after the Mirage-2000s were equipped with the Laser Guided Pods, the Indian Air Force could change the […]

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Radar Network

In the age of ballistic missiles and supersonic fighters, the deployment of advance air intrusion warning systems have acquired greater relevance. Indian defence establishment is working on a plan to modernize country’s radar network to make its air space impregnable. But this is much behind the schedule. Though the rival neighboring countries are also making […]

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Gagan System

Gagan System

In a major policy decision aimed at reaching out to the neighbours, Indian Government has decided to offer the services of Gagan (GPS- aided Geo Augmented Navigation) system designed to support the civil aviation traffic over the Indian skies and in adjoining areas to South east Asian countries to help them generate financial resources and […]

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Electronic Warfare

Modern military forces cannot succeed in modern battlefield without the secure and unimpeded use of the electromagnetic spectrum. As armed forces the world over are increasingly dependent on electronic assets to perform every aspect of multi-spectrum operations so the vulnerability of these assets are exposed to the growing number and sophistication of air and ground-based […]

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Digital Superhighway- NCW Operation: A Modern Battlefield Realization

Digital Superhighway- NCW Operation: A Modern Battlefield Realization

As the battlefield is getting saturated with new weapons and platforms, timely accessing fast data holds key to success of any military operation that largely depends on digital intervention to score early on the rivals in a war zone that is unforgiving. Network Centric Warfare has proven its mettle and become battlefield necessity on numerous […]

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