DRDO To Showcase Over 300 Products, Technologies And Innovations During Aero India 2021DRDO (Pic via Twitter)

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is set to exhibit its latest defence technologies during the thirteenth edition of Aero India international air show, scheduled to be held from 3 to 5 February 2021 at Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bengaluru, an official release said on Friday (29 January).

Organised biennially, Aero India is a platform for aerospace enthusiasts, prospective defence industries, aspirant start-ups and all other stakeholders to participate and witness the advances in global defence and aerospace fields and interact with many national and international delegations and industries, the release said.

More than thirty laboratories of DRDO connected to aeronautical development will exhibit their products and technological achievements in this mega event.

"More than 300 products, technologies and innovations are being presented in indoor, outdoor, static and flying displays. The models and exhibits are shown in various technology categories and thrust is on digital display of data to highlight the product details," the release said.

The major attraction of DRDO’s participation in the event will be the flying display of Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) system, Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas and LCA Navy.

The highlights of indoor systems include Combat Free Fall System, models of Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA), ABHYAS - High-speed Expendable Aerial Target,Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF), FCS System for LCA and Aerostat Systems, it said.

The displays will also include Nirbhay missile, P-16 Heavy Drop System, AWACS India Aircraft Model, Kaveri Dry Engine Prototype, Gas turbine blade and Pilotless Target Aircraft Engine (PTAE). In the area of materials, titanium sponge being developed for INS Vikrant, the aircraft carrier, will be shown along with other important products for aeronautics applications.

Among the engineering products, the exhibits include Aircraft Mounted Accessory Gear Box (AMAGB), AWAGB Bearing, MRSAM Launcher and Two-stroke single/double/four-cylinder engines for UAVs.

Besides, missiles and missile-related technologies of DRDO will also be on the display during the exhibition.

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