Embraer presents first early warning, control plane to India

"The first of the three Embraers that we have ordered was rolled out yesterday in Brazil and is integrated with the indigenous radar provided by us," DRDO spokesperson Ravi Gupta said.

The aircraft is likely to be brought to India in the middle of this year after going through a series of tests and certification process, to be conducted by IAF and DRDO, he said
"The aircraft has been slightly modified to house the AEW&C radar and other on board sensors. Since the platform is completely ready we will now conduct the series of required tests before it is handed over to the Air Force," he said.

The Embraer aircraft features an in-flight refuelling system, satellite communication capability and a set of aerodynamic and structural changes.

The advanced radar has been developed by the Centre for Airborne Systems (CABS).
DRDO chief V K Saraswat, Air Marshal Daljit Singh and several senior officials from the Indian Embassy in Brazil were present during the roll out function.

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