DRDO to showcase ‘Nirbhay’ during the Aero India Show 2021


DRDO is all set to present its 300 products and technologies to the world at the Aero India -2021 show to be held at Yelahanka Airforce station in Bangalore next month. It will also include the country’s first indigenously built cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’, also known as the Indian version of the US Tomahawk missile, considered extremely lethal. DRDO said on Friday, “In the Aero India show to be held from February 3 to 5, we will present more than 300 products related to defense technology, inventions with indoor, outdoor, static and air capability under the self-reliant India theme.

In this mega event, 30 labs attached to DRDO will showcase their aeronautical products and technical skills. Light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas and LCA Navy and Airborne Early, apart from the Nirbhay missile, which has a target of 1000 kilometers, in the blink of an eye with a weapon weighing about 300 kg.

Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW & C) systems will also be an important attraction from DRDO in this event. Apart from this, models of Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft, High Speed ​​Expendable Aerial Target, Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter and FCS System for Light Combat Aircraft will also be introduced. 

A titanium sponge designed for aircraft carrier INS Vikrant will also be introduced by DRDO. In addition, versions of surface-to-air missiles will be introduced. At the same time, the new generation Anti Radiation Missile (NGARM) and Smart Anti Airfield Weapon (SAAW) will also be present.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted on Friday, saying, the Aero India show will become the runway of many new opportunities. The program will be unique this time.  Due to the Corona epidemic, this time it will be the Aero India hybrid show.  This means that representatives from different companies will be present either physically or virtually at the show. According to the organizers, 41 aircraft, including the Dakota, Sukhoi-30 MKI, will fly on the first day of the show. The main attractions will be Surya Kiran Aircraft and Sarang Helicopters.  These are joining Aero India for the first time.  At the same time, the DRDO said that Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will issue the post of Aeronautical Research and Development Board Golden Jubilee stamp on 3 February. Also a document will be released on its journey.