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Any info about that AWACS platform?
The one in this picture seems to be the first iteration of the 6 AWACS requirement (for total of 15 when combined with phalcons-ilyushin and netra-embraer).
By "netra" i mean the local LRDE developed + deployed radar system used on the embraer platform (the combined system is technically what is "Netra"...there are 3 of them).
BTW, LRDE is one of the best labs in DRDO.
This first iteration had a (new + imported) A330 platform (which was only supplier that responded to the RFI iirc) and would have NETRA ie Netra-a330.
It was scrapped due to cost I think.
The current platform (2nd iteration) has moved on to A320 (retired Air India a/c) ...i,e netra-a320.
It made appearance in the earlier aero india:
There is also long term effort for larger (dome array) for netra (much like you see with the A330 one), though we have to see what a/c platform that will end up using....and what requirement will shape up then in numbers for it:
That thread in pages 1 to 2 also has context on the current (A320) iteration.
@Gessler et al.