India to Display Air Defence Systems at Bahrain Show
By Express News Service | Published: 16th January 2014 11:44 AM |
India is showcasing its state-of-art airborne platforms, sensors and communication systems designed and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), at the Bahrain International Airshow 2014, being held at Sakhir Airbase from January 16-18.
DRDO, along with some of its production partners, will be displaying India’s strength and expertise in design at the airshow to explore the potential of exporting these advanced systems to friendly countries in the region.
The show will witness flying demonstration of AEW&C India, the latest Airborne Early Warning and Control system that can detect, identify and classify threats present in the surveillance area and act as a command and control centre to support a variety of air operations. The system, with its multiple communication and data links, can alert and direct fighters against such threats, while providing a “recognisable air surface picture” to the commanders at ground stations. It also comprises electronic and communication support measures that intercept and classify unfriendly radar tracks and communication signals.
DRDO is also displaying models of Light Combat Aircraft Tejas, the Four Plus generation cost effective fighter aircraft designed and developed by the department of defence (R&D) and manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. Models of trainer and Naval versions will also be on display.
The other items include models of expendable high speed aerial target. Nishant, the multi-mission UAV with day and night operational capability for battlefield surveillance and reconnaissance, target tracking and localisation and artillery fire correction and OBOGS.
A DRDO delegation led by scientific adviser to defence minister Avinash Chander is participating in the event.