Government approves for IAF’s Air Command & Control System [ Current Affairs ]


About Indian Air Force (IAF): It was initiated on 8th October 1932. Also known as Bharatiya Vayu Sena. It is a part of Indian armed forces. It is the World’s 4th largest Airforce. Its duty is to protect Indian airspace. Its role is also to conduct aerial warfare. Its headquarters are in New Delhi, India.

About Air Command and Control System:

  • It is a system which is automatic and commands and controls.
  • It is for Air Defense (AD) which operates different air sensors and radars to protect Indian Air space.
  • Currently India has 5 ACCS nodes.
  • This will help Air force, Army, Navy and Civilians.
  • With the help of this system the Indian Air Force (IAF) can connect to all of its air, space and ground requisites.
  • It is useful for complete awareness of a region.
  • It helps in easing data of real - time transport.
  • Helps in getting images, voice among aircrafts and satellites and ground stations.

About the approval:

  • This scheme was bought up by Defense Acquisition Council (DAC).
  • Government has given the approval for executing ACCS project of IAF with a share of 8, 000 crores.
  • This decision was taken by the Prime minister in the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meet.

- Published on: September 24, 2015