The Incredible Journey of Indian AWACS
- Name of Author : K Ramchand; S Krishnasamy and BR Srikanth
- Pages: 230
- Price : INR 1100 / US $31 / UK £24
- Language : English
- Product Dimension : 6.25 X 9.5 in
- Publisher : DESIDOC
- Year of Publishing : 2019
About the Monograph
This monograph chronicles the enthusiasm and excitement of the relentless pursuit, which ultimately resulted in India's entry into the exclusive league of nations with a capability to design, develop, and fly the Indian Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) system. Every chapter mirrors the innumerable hurdles, which were conquered, with key personalities recounting their experience in employing unique skills to achieve the desired results.
It chronicles the extraordinary feats of science and engineering in evolving an airborne force-multiplier. It is filled with expressive personal anecdotes about every facet of the project. The high risks endured and decisions involved over three decades, to roll out an advanced eye-in-the-sky have been detailed. It mirrors the unswerving resolve to demonstrate India's ability to gain superiority over the skies with modest resources by fashioning a synergy between academic institutions, laboratories of DRDO, public sector companies, and a handful of private enterprises
It also pays homage to those eight personnel, who laid down their lives during the development of an indigenous AEW&C.
This book is an inspiration to next generation of scientists of DRDO, IAF officers and young generations to achieve more and make country strong by self-reliant technologies.