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Project Akashteer

Project Akashteer:

The Indian Army has initiated the induction of control and reporting systems under ‘Project Akashteer’ to bolster its air defense capabilities.

  • Project Akashteer is a cutting-edge initiative designed to automate air defense control and reporting processes by digitizing them.
  • It aims to deliver an unprecedented level of situational awareness and control for the force to ensure the safety of friendly aircraft and engage hostile aircraft in contested airspace.
  • It will enable monitoring of low level airspace over the battle areas of Indian Army and effectively control the Ground Based Air Defence Weapon Systems.
  • Akashteer Command and Control Systems is developed by Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) as part of the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative.
  • The system’s control centers, designed to be vehicle-based and mobile, can maintain operational capabilities even in challenging communication environments.
  • It will significantly enhance India’s air defense capabilities.