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IAF to display AWACS for the first time during Air Force Day

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Israeli-made Phalcon Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AWACS). Image credit: PTI

NEW DELHI (PTI): For the first time, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will put its newly inducted Israeli-made Phalcon Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AWACS) on display during the Air Force Day parade on October 8.

IAF officials at the Western Air Command (WAC) said on Friday, that the AWACS, which were inducted in May this year, would be on flying display during the 77th Air Force Day parade.

The parade itself will, as in the recent years, take place at the Hindan airbase in Ghaziabad when the IAF would flying a total of 54 aircraft that would include its most potent fighters such as Su-30MKI, Mirage-2000, and MiG-29s.

The 'surya Kiran' Aerobatics Team on Kiran MkII trainer aircraft and the 'sarang' Helicopter Aerobatics Team on their indigenous Dhruv helicopters would also perform their stunts at the parade.

Air Chief Marshal P V Naik will take the salute and the parade would be witnessed among others by Marshal of the Air Force, Arjan Singh, Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor and Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma.

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