Aero India 2015 is likely to choose Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ campaign as its theme.
The biennial show will focus on Indian firms signing up MoUs with foreign companies during the show and utilizing defense offsets to create a vibrant domestic defense industrial base.
As per the offset clause, companies that have signed deals with India are required to source components worth 30 per cent of contract value from Indian suppliers.
The show will also focus on fighter aircraft acquisition in India, evaluation on technology transfer, absorption and development benefits from indigenous development versus licensed production or joint development.
Future of cyber warfare and role of cyber security in Defense and aerospace, role of changing DPSU in promoting public private partnerships are other major areas of focus.
Aero India 2015 will be held in Bangalore from 18-22 February 2015.
Russian aircraft manufacturer IRKUT has made a case for the Yak-130 advanced combat trainer to be a part of the Indian Air Force (IAF) fleet. The aircraft which has been inducted into the Russian Air Force to offer both basic and advanced jet training for fourth and fifth generation fighter aircraft is considered a good fit for the MiG-29, SU-30 MKI, the Rafale MMRCA and the potential acquisition of the PAK-FA fifth generation fighter
Executives from Irkut Corporation of Russia held talks with the Indian Air Force (IAF) chief, NAK Browne and other IAF brass at Aero India 2013 here on upgrading the Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter plane to the next generation model, dubbed as ‘Super Sukhoi'.The most significant aspect of the upgrade will be installation of an Active Electronically Scanned Array(AESA) radar, weapons, avionics, new cockpit and fire control systems
During the latest edition of Aero India 2013, Northrop Grumman will showcasing a full range of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance products this week. "ISR capability is critical to effective homeland security and our leadership in multiple-domain ISR strongly positions Northrop Grumman to help create solutions for India's defense modernization," said Mary Petryszyn, vice president, International, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Marking a major milestone, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will display its anti-missile defense systems for the first time at Aero India 2013 which begins tomorrow in Bangalore, India. Rafael will display the Iron Dome short-range missile interception system and the Stunner interceptor against medium-range missiles used in the Magic Wand system, which is still in the test stage, according to Israeli newspaper Globes
Indian defense procurement procedure (DPP) will undergo a major changes pertaining to exports, offset, level playing field, agents and black listing policy and is likely to be completed by June, Times of India reported Monday. Indian Defense Minister, Manohar Parrikar, on Monday speaking to media persons in Goa said that the MoD has already set up a committee to revive the DPP
Indias Mahindra group is planning to acquire 30% stake in Pipavav Defense as it plans to make a foray into defense sector. Pipavav is Indias largest shipyard in the private sector
GKN Aerospace will showcase its latest fuel systems and emergency flotation systems at Aero India 2015, held from 18-22 February 2015. GKN will display a flexible fuel cell for military rotorcraft alongside a scaled model of the B212 helicopter fitted with a GKN Aerospace emergency flotation system
Zen Technologies and Rockwell Collins announced today that they will be displaying an aviation simulator and training product developed and designed collaboratively by both partners during the biennial Airshow Aero India starting from February 18 at Bangalore. The two companies had recently signed a MoU to combine their strengths in simulation and training to offer fidelity solutions to Indian customers
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