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The Centre for Airborne Systems (CABS) is mandated to develop the Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) System for use by IAF and other Defence services, along with all related systems, sub-systems & technologies which amongst others includes the design and development of the Primary Radar (PR) including the Active Antenna Array Unit (AAAU) for Airborne Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radar, Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR)/Identification Friend & Foe (IFF) Systems, Electronics Support Measure (ESM), Communication Support Measures (CSM), Self Protection Suite (SPS), Data Handling & Display System (DHDS) , Mission System Controller (MSC), Mission Communication System (MCS) etc. and also look into all aspects of integration on board a suitably modified Platform. Towards this, CABS has developed core competencies in design and development of Airborne Surveillance Systems including carrying out structural modification of aircraft for mounting of systems, integration & flight testing of Mission Systems on Airborne platforms, microwave technologies, design and development of specialized sub-system and software. The scientists at the centre have also gathered immense analytical capabilities in the associated systems, sub-systems & related technologies. The Scientists have also been extensively involved in the creation of specialized facilities such as the Lightning Test Facility (LTF), Anechoic Chamber with Planar Near Field Measurement (PNFM) Facility, HALT-HASS Chamber, System Test & Integration Facility, EMI/EMC Test Facility etc. The Scientists at the Centre have also carried out the design & development of essential Ground Support Equipments for the successful operation of the AEW&C System which include the Mission Planning and Analysis Station (MIPAS), Ground Exploitation System (GES), Operator Training Station (OTS), Mission Software Support Facility (MSSF) etc.

From the Programme Management aspect, one feature of the AEW&C development is the powerful Programme Office (PO)-Work centre (WC) networking. The task of the Programme Office (PO) is the management of the whole network and the coordination of cooperative effort in delivering the AEW&C System in time, within budget, to scope and that delivers operational benefits. Complex products such as the AEW&C require the collaboration of large specialist networks which are extensive & scattered and management of these is not easy. This requires efficient & effective data management through a controlled & traceable Product Development Environment. Keeping these aspects in mind, PO took up a pioneering effort in implementing the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for AEW&C Programme.

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