Israel to equip IL-76 with AWACS for India

by: Matthew Potter
April 16, 2008

Category: Contract Awards, India, Israel, Military Aviation, production program | RSS 2.0

India has placed an order for 3 more Phalcon Airborne Warning & Control System (AWACS) aircraft. See the story here. IAI will modify the aircraft procured from Uzbekistan with their Phalcon system. India previously ordered three IL-76 AWACS aircraft from Russia. These three aircraft from IAI may end up being their largest contract ever with any source, worth potentially $2 B. One can assume that the Phalcon system is more sophisticated and modern then the Russian system previously bought. This capability will represent a significant upgrade to the Indian Air Force’s ability to conduct air defense mission.

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