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Indian Air Force upgrades Mi-17 with RWR and MAWS

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Indian Air Force upgrades Mi-17 with RWR and MAWS
An Indian Air Force Mi-17 Helicopter (File Photo)

Indian Air Force upgrades Mi-17 with RWR and MAWS

The Indian Air Force has upgraded its Mil Mi-17 helicopters with a new Radar Warning Receiver (RWR), Missile Approach Warning Systems (MAWS), a flare and shaft dispensing system as well as an identify friend and foe system.


The Indian Air Force operates over 220 Mi-17 series helicopters and the modification work comprises fitment of 14 systems including Electronic Warfare suits and advanced avionics.

Indian Air Force uses Mi-17 helicopters to transport troops, ferry reinforcements and supplies to soldiers, and forward posts near the border areas. Mi-17 has also faced many accidents in recent times and India lost the first CDS of the country, Late General Bipin Rawat and his wife along with 11 others in a Mi-17 crash 2 years ago when CDS was going for a lecture in the Defence Staff Service College, Wellington, Tamil Nadu. Indian Air Force upgrades Mi-17 with RWR and MAWS IgMp

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