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India Pavilion at DefExpo to showcase DRDO, private sector achievements

IANS  |  New Delhi 

An exclusive Pavillion, being set up for the first time to showcase the combined strength of DRDO, public and private sector in defence manufacturing, is going to be the highlight of DefExpo-2018 being organised between April 11-14 in

The and Development Organisation (DRDO) would be showcasing its flagship products and innovations in all formats -- indoor, outdoor and live demo -- during the event that has the theme of "India: The Emerging Hub", an official statement said on Tuesday.

Another key attraction at the pavilion would be an array of digital experiences including war game zone, augmented reality, and physical simulators etc.

"The DRDO is putting up flagship products and systems in two broad categories -- one pertaining to technologies ready for transfer to industries for production and the other pertaining to technologies ready for exports," it said.

DRDO will be participating in the live demo for some of its indigenously designed and developed products, which include light combat aircraft Tejas, main battle tank Arjun MK-II, Recovery and Repair Vehicle (ARRV), Trawl, Bridge Layer Tank, Wheeled Armoured Platform (WhaP), Mobile Surveillance System and Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS).

The outdoor exhibits include Nirbhay missile system with launcher, Autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicle (AUGV), MBT Arjun Mk-I, missile, low level transportable radar (LLTR) system, medium power radar (MPR) system, convoy jammer, multipurpose decontamination system (MPDS), Varunastra heavy weight anti-submarine electric torpedo, bio-toilet etc.

"The indoor exhibit area would be having more than 400 exhibits. The exhibits include technologies pertaining to aeronautics, missiles, armaments, combat vehicles, naval systems, electronics, information warfare and life sciences," it said.

During the event, Transfer of Technology (ToT) of DRDO developed products to private industry and DPSU partners will be done in the presence of on Wednesday.

Some of these include Missile, Varunastra heavy weight torpedo, anti-thermal anti-grenade and Abhay Sonar etc.

"The DRDO's participation in DefExpo-2018 is expected to provide a platform for collaboration with industry and open out opportunities for export of defence technologies," the statement said.



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First Published: Tue, April 10 2018. 22:46 IST