First of the three Indian Air Force (IAF) Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) will finally arrive in Jamnagar on May 25.
AWACS will be fitted on IL-767 frame and will reach Jamnagar on Monday, May 25th. This will be maiden flight of AWACS from Israel, where it was built.
The AWACS, known as an eye in the sky, has a radar that could help in detecting even cruise missiles or aircraft at ranges much beyond the capabilties of present systems, it also collacts information about troop movements and missile launches on ground and even intercept highly secured communication networks of the enemy.
AWACS operation headquarter is from Agra.