Aero India 2019 kicks off in Bengaluru

The French origin Rafale fighter jets are also participating in the mega event

GN Bureau | February 20, 2019


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Five day long Aero India -2019 organised by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) was inaugurated at Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru on Wednesday.

 
The French origin Rafale fighter jets are also participating in the event.
 
Asia’ largest military aviation exhibition show started with a sad note after a Suryakiran pilot had died in a rehearsal a day before the event. The Suryakiran team had decided not to participate in the event because after the tragic incident happened on February 19.
 
The defence PSU will showcase its prowess in defence and aerospace centered on the theme innovate, integrate and lead.
 
A huge range of aircraft would be participating in the coveted aero show including HAL’s indigenous products light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas, HTT-40 (basic trainer aircraft), first indigenously upgraded Hawk Mk132, christened as Hawk-i, Civil Do-228, Advanced Light Helicopter (Rudra), Light Utility Helicopter (LUH), Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) will fly during Aero India 2019.
 
HAL CMD R Madhavan said, “HAL is poised to tap into the opportunities during the Aero India and will highlight its indigenously designed and developed fixed and rotary wing platforms, technologies covering power plants and latest R&D offerings. HAL is a pioneer and will continue to leave a mark as a formidable player in the domestic and global defence market”.
 
For the first time, HAL’s Supersonic Omni Role Trainer Aircraft (SPORT) simulator will be positioned at the HAL pavilion. HAL is keen to launch the indigenous development of SPORT (aircraft) with 4++ generation or equivalent capabilities to bridge the gap in pilot training to command front line fighters. The SPORT aircraft will be utilised for fighter training after advanced jet training stage and before induction of pilots into a frontline fighter squadron.
 
Another star attraction at the pavilion will be the aerospace corner, virtual and holographic room and Jaguar aircraft simulator.
 
French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler tweeted in Twitter, “I’m starting my day at #aeroindia by sharing this beautiful picture of a #Rafale and an A330 Neo. Proud to represent France at this very important air show!”.

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