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IAF signed a contract with an Indian manufacturer

Published on October 27, 2023
Current Context: The Indian Air Force (IAF) recently signed a contract with an Indian manufacturer for the procurement of Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) at 82 IAF locations.
IAF signed a contract with an Indian manufacturer
  • This technological enhancement will provide a major boost to Aerospace Safety by making available real-time weather updates during flying operations and training.
  • AWS are devices that measure and record various meteorological parameters such as temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction, rainfall, etc.
  • They can transmit the data to a central server or display it on a screen.
  • AWS are useful for aviation as they can provide accurate and timely information about the weather conditions at different altitudes and locations.
  • The IAF has been working on upgrading its fleet of its Russian-origin Su-30 MKI combat aircraft with indigenous advanced radars and weapon systems.
  • The AWS procurement is part of the IAF’s efforts to achieve self-reliance and modernization in the defence sector.
  • The IAF is also planning to equip its LCA Tejas Mark 1A fighter jet with the indigenous Uttam Active Electronically Scanned Array radar and the Angad electronic warfare suite.


Q.1 How many IAF locations will be equipped with Automatic Weather Stations as per the contract?
a. 52
b. 62
c. 72
d. 82
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