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DRDO Hands Over Second ‘Netra’ Early Warning System To IAF

New Delhi: The Defence Analysis Growth Group (DRDO) handed over the second airborne warning airplane, Netra, to the Indian Air Power on Wednesday.

The indigenously-built plane was handed over to Western Air Command chief, Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar, on the Bathinda Air Base in Punjab.

The Netra, an Airborne Early Warning and Management (AEWC) plane, had performed a stellar position in the course of the Balakot air strikes that had been carried out by the IAF in February this yr. It supplied surveillance and radar protection to the 5 Mirage jets that bombed terror launch pads in Balakot in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan.

Designed and developed by scientists of the DRDO, with help from the Bengaluru-based Centre for Airborne Methods, the Netra is fitted with indigenously developed electronics and {hardware}.

It’s helpful for surveillance, monitoring, identification and classification of airborne and sea floor targets and is beneficial in detecting incoming ballistic missile threats.

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