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'Akashteer' deployed to strengthen army's air defence

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 05-04-2024
'Akashteer' deployed to strengthen army's air defence Defence 4 min read

On April 4, 2024, the Army inducted 'Akashteer Command and Control System' into the Air Defence Corps of the Indian Army to strengthen air defence security. The Army has prepared this air defence system to meet new challenges.

Indian Army's air defence system will be strengthened:

  • With the inclusion of this state-of-the-art hi-tech system in the Indian Army, the air defence system will be further strengthened.

BHEL has developed Akashteer Air Defence:

  • The first batch of Akashteer was flagged off for air defence control centers from the Ghaziabad facility of Bharat Electronics Limited (BHEL). It has been developed as part of the Self-reliant India initiative.

2024 will be the year of technical integration of the army:

  • To keep pace with the new era of modernization, the Army has declared the year 2024 as the 'Year of Technological Absorption'. The Indian Army is accelerating the induction of specific technologies and systems.

Features of Akashteer Air Defence Systems:

  • Project Akashteer would play an important role in increasing the operational efficiency and integration of the Army's air defence system.
  • In this, the entire process has been digitalized and designed for automatic operation of air defence control and reporting processes.
  • The induction of Akashteer Control Centers is one of the major milestones in the transformation being undertaken by the Indian Army for the new era. This system will meet not only the present but also the future needs of the Army's complex air defence operations.
  • Akashteer provides unprecedented levels of target detection and control by integrating radar and communication systems at all levels into an integrated network.
  • Its quick accuracy enables rapid attack on hostile targets. This will provide the army with a strong air defence system. This will enable it to better protect critical assets, troops and infrastructure from potential aerial threats.
  • This integration will allow the Army to optimize its air defence operations by combining data from various radars, control centers and ground-based weapons systems.
  • This centralized strategy will allow more effective decision making and faster response to aerial threats. This will boost India's overall defence posture.
  • Akashteer will also ensure the safety of friendly aircraft in disputed airspace and reduce the risk to their safety.
  • A notable aspect of Akashteer is its emphasis on mobility and flexibility. The control centers of its systems have been made vehicle-based and mobile. So that its operational capabilities are not affected even in challenging communication environments. These can be easily moved from one place to another as per need.


Answer: 'Akashteer Command and Control System'

Answer: Developed by Bharat Electronics Limited (BHEL).

Answer: The Army has declared the year 2024 as the 'Year of Technical Absorption'.
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