Saturday, January 26, 2013

Air warriors to set the skies on fire


Bangalore: Metal birds are all ready to roar and take adrenalin levels to a summer high. Come February 6, Aero India 2013 will treat Bangaloreans to a stunning display of fighters and aerobatics for five days.
The Stealth Air Superiority Fighter Aircraft (Perspective Multi-Role Fighter), jointly developed by Hindustan Aeronautical Limited (HAL) and its Russian partners, is expected to be the show-stopper. Other major attractions in the HAL pavilion include in-house designs such as Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), Rudra, the weaponized version of Advance Light Helicopter (ALH), and the Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT). ALH-Dhruv, LCH and Rudra (Mk 4 WSI) will be on flying display.
Among HAL's static displays are LCA's naval variant with armament mock-ups, Rustom-1 (unmanned aerial vehicle), Nishant (UAV) on launch vehicle and various missiles of the DRDO.
26/01/13 Times of India