Indian Air Force plans to acquire military satellite

Indian Air Force plans to acquire military satellite

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Hyderabad, India, June 19: In view of the growing importance of satellite network in the armed forces, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to acquire ‘military satellite’ with the assistance of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Vice-Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal, Ajit Bhavanani, said on June 18.

Addressing a programme of the ‘Aero Space Manufacturers Association’ organised by Aeronautical Society of India, he said an exclusive military satellite would provide information for defence forces to utilise modern weapons. He also said that air space power, particularly in the area of civil and military aviation, would lead to the growth of the country. The IAF would acquire Air Borne Warning and Control System (AWACS) and Un-manned Air Vehicles (UAVs) from the DRDO soon, he added.