Green signal for creating Weapon System branch in IAF

Weapon System Branch
Weapon Systems (WS) branch (Symbolic Pic)

In a historic step for the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Government of India has approved the creation of a new branch, called the Weapon Systems (WS) branch.

According to a press release, the creation of WS branch would entail unification of all weapon system operators under one entity dedicated to the operational employment of all ground-based and specialist airborne weapon systems.

The branch would encompass operators in four specialised streams of Surface-to-Surface missiles, Surface-to-Air missiles, Remotely Piloted Aircraft and Weapon System Operators in twin/multi-crew aircraft. The branch will contribute immensely by enhancing the war fighting capability of the Indian Air Force.