New Delhi: Indian Air Force (IAF) on Thursday night signed a mega Rs 8,000-crore deal with state-run Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for the extension of its programmes integrating all civil and defense radars across the country.
The IAF has already established five nodes of the IACCS (Integrated Air Command and Control System) in the Western Sector near Pakistan border.
Under the proposed expansion phase, four new nodes and ten sub-nodes will be installed. While three nodes will be in Eastern, Central and Southern India, the fourth will be in the strategically important Andaman and Nicobar Island.
The Cabinet Committee on Security had cleared the proposal for the Rs 8,000-crore project On September 22, which was sanctioned by the Defence Acquisition Council in November last.