Airbus Group will present a wide range of cutting-edge products and technologies at the 10th edition of Aero India from 18 - 22 February 2015 at the Air Force Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru, India.
The focus of Airbus Group’s participation in the show would be to highlight its strong footprint in India and commitment to the Indian Government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign.
“We have been used to partnerships in India as is shown by our long standing collaborations with several Indian public and private companies as well as R&D organizations and academic institutions. We are enthusiastic about the ‘Make in India’ campaign and are ready to leverage our existing local partnerships and invest in new ones to make the most of it. Aero India offers the perfect setting to discuss our plans to make in India with various stakeholders. We look forward to our participation in the show,” said Yves Guillaume, President – India, Airbus Group.
Airbus will display scale models of A330MRTT mid-air refueller that has been selected by the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the C295 transport aircraft, which has been offered to India, in partnership with Tata, for the Avro replacement programme.
Two ‘Made-in-India’ products – High Accuracy Air Pressure Measurement System and Structurally Integrated Antenna – are also going to be part of the display line up. Both these products have been developed at the Airbus Defence and Space engineering centre in Bengaluru.
A model of the EC725 that underwent Field Evaluation Trials (FETs) recently for the Indian Coast Guard’s tender for 14 shore-based helicopters is going to be on exhibition too.
The EC725, fitted with the relevant weaponry and sensor suites, can perfectly meet the Indian Navy’s 120+ Naval Multirole Helicopter (NMRH) programme requirements and the Indian Army’s 150+ Tactical Transport Helicopters’ fleet expansion plan. In addition, there will be models of the AS550 C3e Fennec and the AS565 MBe Panther.
The Fennec is foreseen for the Indian Army’s and Air Force’s Reconnaissance & Surveillance Helicopter (RSH) campaign which was recently re-started under the ‘Buy and Make (Indian)’ category whereas the AS565 MBe Panther fits the requirements of India’s Naval Utility Helicopter (NUH) programme which envisages acquisition of around 100 units. On the civil helicopter side, scale model of the single-engine EC130 T2 will be showcased.
Scale models of TANAN unmanned aircraft system, SPEXER 2000 border / coastal surveillance radar, MILDS missile warning system and TRS-3D multi-mode surveillance & target acquisition radar will also be presented. In addition, information on the Group’s border security solutions, Maritime Satellite Services and GEO Intelligence Imagery & Net management System will be available at the stand.
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