The long-range ballistic missile Agni-5 and Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems (AEW&Cs) will be some of the major attractions at the DRDO pavilion at the ninth edition of the bi-annual aerospace exposition, Aero India 2013. Stating that two AEW&Cs aircraft would be ready this year and the third one by 2014, completing the delivery of all the three to the Indian Air Force, Dr V K Saraswat, Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister said India has taken up development of the Rs 6,000-crore Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) that will have the capability to penetrate longer distances into the enemy territory. Dr Saraswat said DRDO has just started the programme, after clearance from the Government.
Source: Deccan Herald
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