Defence Updates : AERO India to be held this week.


The 12th edition of Aero India 2019, the International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition will be held during 20-24 Feb 2019 at Yelahanka, Bengaluru. The mega event organized biennially has already carved a niche for itself globally as a premier aerospace exhibition in the world.


Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) is participating in this

mega exposition in a big way and will be showcasing around 250 systems,

technologies, working models and innovations in all formats i.e.

indoor, outdoor and live display. More than twenty four laboratories

under different technology clusters of DRDO connected to the aerospace

& aeronautics are displaying their products and showcasing their

achievements. The participating clusters are – Aeronautical Systems,

Missiles, Armaments & Combat Engineering, Electronics &

Communication Systems, Micro electronics Devices & Computational

Systems, Naval Systems & Materials and Life sciences.


the Indoor Pavilion scaled models of LCA-Tejas variants viz., Airforce

Mark-1, Medium Weight Fighter, Naval Variants and also Trainer variants

are displayed. In addition scaled model of twin engine stealth aircraft

namely AMCA (Advance Medium Combat Aircraft) is being displayed with

audio-visual effect. DRDO is also showcasing proven expertise in the

field of Fighter aircraft Simulators design & development as well

360 degree immersive virtual experience kiosks and both these facilities

will offer an insightful experience.                     In addition

DRDO is also displaying demonstrative Virtual Design, Assembly and

servicing of LCA Tejas aircraft virtual reality experience centre which

will offer near real life experience to the visitors.


outdoor display includes the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, Limited

Series Production version aircraft and Rustom-2 of 1:1 size. In

addition, DRDO is also showcasing models of its proven products as well

as futuristic Advanced Fighter aircraft with Stealth features at the

Prestigious India Pavilion. Models of missiles developed by DRDO

including Astra, QRSAM, MRSAM, Brahmos, will be showcased to emphasize

the advances made in missile systems. Besides the Model of the upcoming

MWF (Medium Weight Fighter) is being unveiled for the first time.


highlight of DRDO’s participation at aero show is the aerial display of

LCA Tejas by the 45th Squadron and flight display Airborne Early

Warning & Control System (AEW&C).


with scientists, technologists and test pilots have also been planned

by DRDO for the benefit of students and young entrepreneurs taking part

in the show.  A special event has also been organized on 23 Feb 2019 to

showcase the achievements made by the DRDO Women Scientists in the

Aerospace sector.


a prelude to Aero India 2019, DRDO in association with the Aeronautical

Society of India (AeSI) is organizing the 12th Aero India International

Seminar during 18-19 Feb 2019 at Bengaluru. This year the theme of the

seminar is “Emerging Frontiers in Aerospace Technologies”. The Seminar

is of global importance and provides best exposure to all participating

professionals by bringing together the best in the field from all over

the world. More than 1000 delegates from R&D, Academia &

industries are participating in the seminar including students. About 39

speakers of eminence from both India and abroad are giving talks

leading to emergence of innovative ideas and scope for collaborative

projects. These include speakers from Canada, France, Germany, Russia,

UK and USA etc.


participation in Aero India – 2019 will definitely provide a platform

for collaboration and evolve new opportunities to boost export of

indigenous defence products.

DRDO welcomes one and all to its pavilion to get a first-hand account of capabilities of our nation and opportunity to share the pride of the vibrant DRDO community.

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