Airborne Early Warning Systems - A-50EI Phalcon, DRDO Netra AEW&C, DRDO AWACS

Sathya

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Ha.. I thought of same idea for tanker role some time back...


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The platform should be of similar size to A330. All the above mentioned are single-aisle aircraft which Air India operates. They will have to scale down dome and performance configurations. This could be just a recommendation.

 
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Sathya

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Guessing it's going to be airbus for awacs, modifications with airbus help.

Tankers Airbus lease from France / Europe.

Can anyone compare Embraer - Airbus - Il76 platforms..
Like range, payload, electrical power availability..

Radar house is going to be disc or box?

Why only 6 again? Is it sufficient enough?

Supposing if we fix box type radar house on netra to airbus, how fast can we modify and induct?

What will the drawbacks of converting civil airline to Awac platform.

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vstol Jockey

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These guys are just stupid. A330 is far bigger platform for AWAC and so is IL-76. IN P-8s have far more stations for controllers than IL-76 based awac. Even A321 will have extra space. Every five years the size of electronic devices reduce by 50% and their capabilities increase 200%. What was good in 2010 is not the norm for 2025.
The original DRDO AWAC was based on Avro and had the chapati on top. Why cant an A321 have it. I will rather go for B737-800 as the platform because IAF already flies B737-700s as VIP Transport. We will have similarity of type training for pilots and also spares and also commonality with IN P-8s.