BENGALRU: Aero Show, Asia’s largest air show, commenced their five-day event on February 14 at Yelahanka air force station.
The 11th International show on aerospace, defence, civil aviation, airport infrastructure and defence engine is organized by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Civil Aviation. Almost 550 Indian and foreign organizations, related to Defence aerospace and aviation are a part of this edition.
Various international and national aerospace defence related companies like Airbus, Boeing, Dassault, Saab, BAE, Lockheed Martin, HAL (Hindustan Aeronautical Limited) BEL (Bharat Electronics Limited), NAL (National Aeronautical Laboratory), BDL (Bharat Dynamics Limited) exhibited their representation at the event. With India being one of the biggest buyers of aerospace and defence equipment in Southeast Asia, the affair aims to enhance the business relations between the companies related to the field at various levels.
“Aero Show is like a window for break through technologies in aviation systems. I think India’s indigenous ‘Make in India’ program will help in improving the economy. It will also create more employment, improve the infrastructure and technological facilities for rapid growth of the country,” said K.S. Nagaraja, Senior Scientist from ADE (Aeronautical Development Establishment), DRDO.
DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization), India’s biggest PSU (Public Sector Unit) and only R&D organization for defence also displayed various equipments developed by them in the Aero Show.
Fighter planes like Russian made Sukhoi, Swedish Grippen, and French Rafale displayed their aerobatic skills, apart form fighting capabilities. India’s indigenously developed fighter plane, Tejas also displayed its flight. Sukhoi being the limelight of the Aero Show displayed its famous Cobra move, where it flies vertically with its nose up towards the sky.