Defence Sector – DPP, Missions, Schemes, Security Forces, etc.

Two more AWACS from Israel

  1. Background: Indo-Israel ties got a major boost after Mr. Modi came to power
  2. News: The Cabinet Committee on Security has cleared the purchase of additional surveillance aircraft from Israel
  3. India will acquire 2 more Phalcon Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) at a cost of Rs. 7,500 crore under a tripartite agreement with Israel and Russia
  4. AWACS: They are advanced radars mounted on an aircraft to give 360 degree coverage to detect incoming aircraft and missiles at long ranges

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