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IAF develops ‘Vayulink’ platform for steady jammer-proof communication

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Indian Air Force develped an innovative solution ‘Vayulink’

The Indian Air Force has developed an innovative solution ‘Vayulink’ that would aid pilots in dealing with bad weather and also provide jammer-proof uninterrupted communication with the base station. The data link communication uses the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) that is also known as NAVIC, to send radio communication to the base station when the signals are low.

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About the Vayulink System

Known as ‘Vayulink’, the data link communication uses the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) that is also known as NAVIC, to send radio communication to the base station when the signals are low. The important aspect of the technological solution is that it prevents fratricide or friendly fire.

When the planes are flying close to any friendly forces on grounds during a combat situation, the aircraft display gives the position of such forces on the ground including tanks and troops beneath.

The IAF has put up a gallery on Vayulink to provide information about its platform at the India Pavilion in the ongoing Aero India 2023. The Vayulink system also prevents aircraft collision, provides better combat teaming and helps plan real-time basis where multiple teams can get together and go towards the target coming from different areas, Wing Commander Mishra pointed out. Vayulink is helpful for the Air Force, Army and Navy, while it can be given to government services as well since the technology has been made by the Indian Air Force.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari became the 27th Chief of the Air Staff (CAS);
  • IAF Founded: 8 October 1932, India;
  • IAF Headquarters: New Delhi.

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