DRDO an­nounces air­craft com­pe­ti­tion for AWACS pro­gramme

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With its three-air­craft AEW&C pro­gramme pro­gress­ing sat­is­fac­to­rily, the DRDO has for­mally an­nounced the re-launch of its AWACS pro­gramme and has called for ven­dor in­ter­est for the sup­ply of six suit­ably mod­i­fied air­craft. The re­quest calls for de­sign­ing, struc­turally mod­i­fy­ing, cer­ti­fy­ing and sup­ply­ing six air­craft plat­forms for the AWACS role. The re­quest also stip­u­lates de­sign and man­u­fac­ture of the AWACS An­tenna Dome (about 10-me­tre in di­am­e­ter) at­tach­ment py­lon struc­ture and dome in­stal­la­tion, pro­vi­sions for in­stal­la­tion of all ex­ter­nal and in­ter­nal el­e­ments of the mis­sion sys-

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