That is cos USAF has enough Awacs in the first place. Our Awacs fleet was found wanting in 2019 with the aircraft directing the pilots sitting on ground. Netra took off only later.@Rajaraja Chola I would prefer to develop pods capable of controlling CATS Warrior UAVs or the likes effectively and act as the mothership with secondary controls handled by local AWACS & ground stations.
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Secondly, you don't see USAF using any Growler variants since that role is primarily taken over by AWACS. If ADA/IAF wants a Growler version, it's best reserved for AMCA or TEDBF for IN
We have just 5 AWACS and assuming 2 are in maintenance, we have only 3. So it's not a bad ideq though SU would be good platform to develop on it.