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Israel deal may take off
Participation of the Israelis companies at the Aero India 2005 is expected to be high with India signing a $1 billion deal recently to buy Russian surveillance planes outfitted with Israeli-made radar systems.

Sources in the defence ministry said that according to the deal the Israelis are to buy the Russian-made Ilyushin-76 transport planes from Uzbekistan which will be sent to Russia for installing a new high-powered engine after structural modification.

The aircraft will then be sent to Israel, where state-of-art avionics and the Phalcon airborne early warning systems would be mounted on them, he said. India wants to strengthen its defences by acquiring the airborne warning and control systems that can detect aerial threats and serve as a platform to direct Indian combat jets to targets, he said.

India plans to buy three Phalcon systems which officials and experts say will put large parts of Pakistan under its surveillance, including the border in disputed Kashmir. The Phalcon can pick up aircraft, even at low altitude, hundreds of kilometres away in any weather, day or night. It can also intercept and decode radio transmissions, anticipating in many cases the weaponry an enemy might deploy. You are looking into their territory, you can monitor what kind of flying they are doing, the source said.


Posted by Jehangir Unwalla @ 11:40 AM


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