The Centre for Airborne Systems (CABS) is a laboratory of Department of Defence R&D, DRDO, providing cost effective solutions for Airborne Surveillance Systems for various services. Presently, this lab as the nodal agency in DRDO is tasked to develop complex airborne system of systems. CABS acts as a system house and an integration agency, utilizing all available infrastructure and expertise in the country for development of Airborne Electronic Force Multiplier (AEFM) Systems focusing on systems such as Airborne Early Warning and Control(AEW&C)/Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS),Design and Development of Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition& Reconnaissance (ISTAR) and Multi Mission Maritime Aircraft (MMMA) systems. CABS is also the development agency of Identification Friend and Foe (IFF) for Tri-services.
International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) accorded approval for Aerospace Standard (AS9100D) certification for CABS as an organization.