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IAF takes a leap into space tech

  • The IRNSS (Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System) is an independent regional navigation satellite system run by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and will provide encrypted service.
  • a satellite-based information gathering system, aided by “network centric” operations — interlinking of all ground bases, radars, planes and sensors — will soon be in place.
  • The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshall Arup Raha said, “We will have enough satellites for communication, navigation, targeting and imagery, four of the IRNSS have been launched and a total of seven will be launched,”.
  • The IACCS (Integrated Air Command, Control and Communications System) which government approved, was functioning on the western front, would soon cover the air space over the entire country and island territories by integrating all resources.
  • The system was a combination of surveillance platforms and integrated the ability to use data and images in real-time across many battlefields.
  • This is an IAF-owned, operated, fully secure, reliable network that will use the AF-Net an optic-fibre based network created in collaboration with US-based Cisco Systems, HCL Infosystems Ltd and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.

Source: DeefenceNews

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