DAC Clears Proposals Worth ` 1,900 crore, Including Electronic Warfare System
NEW DELHI. In the aftermath of the Uri terror attack, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar cleared proposals worth ` 1,900 crore ( close to $ 300 million), including proposal for an Electronic Warfare System (EWS) for low-intensity conflict in Jammu and Kashmir.
The EW system can be utilised to jam high- powered ground radars, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) used by terrorists and to spot stealth aircraft operated by enemy countries. On the other hand, EW systems fitted on our own Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, aircraft and satellites would help us see deep inside enemy territories. The EW system needs high level of secrecy for maintaining surprise against adversary actions.
Currently, India operates a portable EW system called Samyukta, which is touted to be the largest electronic warfare system in the country. The EW system was developed jointly by state-owned DRDO, Bharat Electronics Limited, Electronics Corporation of India Limited, and Corps of Signals of Indian Army. It can rule both the communication and radar areas from both land and air.