Aero India: HAL to have Atmanirbhar Formation Flight; DRDO will display over 300 tech

    Defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited said a unique flying display of its indigenous platforms — both fixed and rotary wing — titled Atmanirbhar Formation Flight will be part of the flying display at Aero India 2021, while Defence Research and Development Organisation said it would showcase more than 300 products and technologies.

    “HAL will showcase its prowess in defence and aerospace centred on the theme ‘Conceive. Indigenise. Collaborate’, at the world’s first hybrid exhibition. The Atmanirbhar Formation Flight consisting of LCA trainer, HTT-40, IJT, Advanced Hawk Mk 132 and Dornier-228, will fly in a special formation showcasing the spectrum of trainers and signifying self-sufficiency in the trainer segment,” the defence PSU said.

    Other then these aircraft, Su30-MKi, advanced light helicopter (ALH) Dhruv, light combat helicopter (LCH) and light utility helicopter (LUH) will also take part in the flying display. Static displays will include Dornier-228, HTT-40 and LUH and ALH Mk III.

    “HAL’s major attraction will be the Combat Air Teaming System (CATS) simulator. It will have Tejas–Max cockpit as the mother-ship platform with the embedded air teaming intelligence concepts to demonstrate the fully integrated as well as autonomous wingman platforms and swarming of drones to engage in the mission. Immersive mission visualization will be projected over a wider screen apart from the command and display at Tejas-Max cockpit,” HAL added.

    DRDO, stating that it will exhibit its latest defence technologies and demonstrate many systems, said it is developing technologies for all major defence domains and has been participating in this exhibition in a big way in all its editions.

    The organisation with its vast defence design and development capability has been working towards Atmanirbhar Bharat and has taken up many policy initiatives to work closely with all stakeholders in the ecosystem. More than 30 laboratories of DRDO connected to aeronautical development are exhibiting their products and technological achievements at this mega event.

    “More than 300 products, technologies and innovations are being presented at the show in indoor, outdoor, static and flying displays. Defence minister Rajnath Singh will release DRDO export compendium, among other things,” DRDO said.

    The major attraction of DRDO’s participation in the flying display of Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) system, LCA Tejas and LCA Navy. “While the air display will show the aerodynamic capabilities of the aircraft, LCA-Navy will also be on the tarmac for static display. The highlights of indoor systems include Combat Free Fall System, models of the advanced medium combat aircraft (AMCA), ABHYAS – High-speed Expendable Aerial Target, Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF), FCS System for LCA and Aerostat Systems,” DRDO officials explained.

    Aside from this, the organisation will display Nirbhay missile, P-16 Heavy Drop System, AWACS’ India aircraft model, Pilotless Target Aircraft Engine (PTAE), etc. It will also showcase missiles, electronics and communication and other technologies and products, including ASTRA (missile).

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