DAC Clears Pro­pos­als Worth ` 1,900 crore, In­clud­ing Elec­tronic War­fare Sys­tem

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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.

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