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Thursday, February 12, 2015

First prying plane to be handed over to IAF in June

Embraer EMB-145IThe Indian Air Force (IAF) will receive the first Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) system - Prying Plane -- by June this year.

Dr K Tamilmani, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Director-General (Aero), said that the second aircraft will be handed over to the IAF in September for user evaluation trials. He said the third aircraft will be arriving in Indian by July this year.

The AEW&C systems are built on a modified Embraer EMB-145I aircraft from Brazil. The two aircraft had extensively undergone flight trials in air bases in Bengaluru, Jamnagar and Agra.

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