The Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) is showcasing its state-of-the-art airborne platforms and associated sensors & communication systems at Bahrain International Airshow, 16 – 18 Jan 2014.
The show will witness flying demonstration of the ‘AEW&C India’ the latest and state of the art Airborne Early Warning and Control system that can detect, identify and classify threats present in the surveillance area and act as a command and control centre to support variety of air operations.
The system with its multiple Communication and data links can alert and direct fighters against such threats while providing “Recognizable Air Surface Picture” to the Commanders at the Ground Exploitation Stations. It also comprises of electronic and communication support measures that intercept and classify unfriendly radar transmissions and communication signals. "AEW&C India" with Mission Systems developed by DRDO with modular design and seamlessly integrated on an Embraer 145 aircraft provides a very cost effective solution for C4ISR capabilities. It is based on modern state of art technologies and can be adapted to the needs of any country.
DRDO is also displaying models of Light Combat Aircraft ‘TEJAS’, the ‘Four plus’ generation and highly cost effective fighter aircraft designed and developed by the Department of Defence R&D of the Ministry of Defence and being produced by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). Models of trainer and the Naval versions are also on display. The other items include models of ‘Expendable high Speed Aerial Target’, ‘NISHANT’, the multi mission UAV with Day and Night operational capability for battlefield surveillance & reconnaissance, target tracking & localization and artillery fire correction and OBOGS (On Board Oxygen Generation System).