Saturday, April 25, 2009

G-550 CAEW & C Profiled

With a longer endurance of nine hours and capable of flying at a higher operating altitude of 41,000 feet, this new platform also has a longer detection range of more than 200 nautical miles. By enhancing the Republic of Singapore Air Force's (RSAF) all-round radar coverage, the introduction of the four G-550 CAEW & C platforms (the RSAF is the second customer of the G-550 CAEW & C after the IDF Air Force) will strengthen the RSAF's situational awareness and give it greater response time to deal with any aerial threat more effectively. The delivery of all four platforms is expected to be completed over the next two years, and will be stationed at the RSAF’s Tengah Air Base under the command of 111 Squadron, while operating with the Air Defence and Operations Command during mission execution. The Indian Navy too is soon expected to order an initial two of four such platforms under a fast-track procurement procedure--Prasun K. Sengupta