|Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 3:10 pm Post subject: IAF to Acquire EL/M-2083 Aerostat Radars from Israel
|Air Force To Acquire EL/M-2083 Aerostat Radars from Israel
India is all set to acquire EL/M-2083 Aerostat radars from Israel to detect and track hostile low-flying aircraft, helicopters, spy drones and missiles.
India will also receive the first of the PHALCON AWACS from Israel by February 2008. Both AWACS and Aerostat radars (phased-array radars mounted on blimp-like balloons tethered to ground) act as "eyes in the skies" since they can detect air intrusions much earlier than ground-based radars.