Satellite gives IAF a shot in the arm

Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa said on Wednesday that the launch of satellite GSAT-7A would enhance the networking and communication capabilities of the Air Force. Big push “We have several platforms (aircraft) which have capabilities of communication through satellite. The communication to the platform (aircraft) through the satellite will be made possible with this launch,” he said. The satellite is expected to enable the force to interlink different ground radar stations, ground airbase and airborne early warning and control (AWACS) aircraft. Mr. Dhanoa was at the Jodhpur airbase to interact with the contingents and officials of the Indian Air Force and the Russian Aerospace Forces, who are participating in the joint exercise, ‘Aviaindra 18’, which will end on December 21.

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