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‘Akashteer Command and Control Systems’

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Source: ET

 Context: The ‘Akashteer Command and Control Systems’ is a new initiative by the Indian Army, developed by Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) as part of the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative.

About the project:

Project Akashteer, developed by Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), is a state-of-the-art initiative enabling the monitoring of low-level airspace in Indian Army battle areas, and automation of India’s air defence system. It effectively controls Ground-Based Air Defence Weapon Systems, empowering integrated operations for Air Defence units.

Significance:  It will significantly bolster India’s air defence capabilities by improving efficiency, situational awareness, and automation, thus ensuring a safer and more secure future for the country.

o 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.