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Project Akashdeep

Why is it in the news?

  • The Indian Army has initiated the induction of the Akashteer Command and Control Systems under ‘Project Akashdeep’ to enhance its air defense capabilities.

More about the news

  • The project focuses on the deployment of advanced air defense control and reporting systems.
  • The Akashteer Command and Control Systems are developed by Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) as part of the Atma Nirbhar Bharat initiative, emphasizing self-reliance in defense manufacturing.
  • It is designed to automate air defense control and reporting processes by digitizing the entire workflow.
  • The system’s Control Centres are mobile and vehicle-based, ensuring operational capabilities even in challenging communication environments.
  • It aims to facilitate the monitoring of low-level airspace in the Indian Army’s battle areas and effectively control Ground Based Air Defense Weapon Systems.
  • Akashteer integrates radar and communication systems at all levels into a unified network, enhancing situational awareness and control.
  • Project Akashdeep shares similarities with the Indian Air Force’s air defense system, focusing on creating a comprehensive air defense picture for monitoring, tracking, and engaging air defense assets through digitalization.

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