Delhi: IAF to install two-layer air defense system capable of taking out enemy combat aircraft, drones

November 9, 2017

India Today:

Seeking to provide protection to country’s vital assets and persons in the national Capital, the Indian Air Force is looking to install a two-layer air defence system which can take out enemy combat aircraft, drones or helicopters.

The serving is working on the proposal in this regard which is expected to be brought to the Defense Acquisition Council – defense ministry’s apex decision making body on procurements – in its next few meetings, defense sources told Mail Today.

As part of the system, the Air Force is looking for a system which would also have the capability to take down enemy cruise missiles at a distance of 25 kilometers, and if that fails, then strike it down at lower level in the range of five to six kms, they said.

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