City-based defence PSU’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) will showcase a wide range of products at the five-day Aero India 2013 scheduled to begin on February 6.
The major attractions of the HAL’s pavilion include in-house designs such as Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), the weaponised Advance Light Helicopter (ALH) “Rudra”, and Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT).
“For the first time, we will present to the world the glimpses of prospective multi-role fighter (PMF) — also known as Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA). This is under co-development with the Russians,” said RK Tyagi, Chairman, HAL.
ALH- Dhruv, LCH and Rudra (Mk 4 WSI) will be on flying display. Scale Models of Light Utility Helicopter (LUH), Hawk, Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) and Su-30 will also be on display.
The other specialities of the HAL pavilion include 3-D video mapping of HTT-40, Dornier Glass cockpit, scale models of aerospace structures of GSLV MkII, GSLV Mk III and PSLV.
The Rotary Wing corner will provide the visitors simulation & visual display, a helicopter view of the technologies, the capabilities and competencies built by HAL.
There will also be a holographic projection depicting capabilities of LCA, Hawk, LCH and LUH.
The main highlight of BEL’s display will be Network Centric Warfare (NCW) systems developed indigenously for the Indian defence forces.
BEL’s display will include cutting-edge technology-based systems catering to all the three services — like computing elements in various forms, right from wrist-wearable computers, hand-held computers and Tablet PC to rugged laptop; communication equipment such as Software Defined Radio (SDR) with different variants, HF (High Frequency) Radios, Stars V MK III, Militarised WiMAX besides encryptors such as Terminal End Secrecy Device (TESD), IP Encryptor and Bulk Encryptor.
BEL’s outdoor display will be the entire range of sub-systems that constitute Integrated Akash Missile System, the indigenous guided missile air defence weapon system; Portable Low-Level Air Defense Radar, Weapon Locating Radar and EMP Shelter.
Meanwhile, 21 DRDO Laboratories would be participating and show-casing their technological might in various formats like indoor and outdoor exhibition and static and flying displays. The LCA Naval variant 1:1 with Armament mock-ups, Rustom - 1, Nishant on launch vehicle, missiles on launch vehicle and Akashdeep Aerostat will also be on display.
Further, tarmac display of India’s LCA fighter variant and LCA’s flying display and Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) will also be on display during exhibition days.