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10:50 AM, January 31, 2014
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BAE Systems will showcase its new Q-Warrior helmet-mounted display (HMD) at Defexpo 2014, 6-9 February in New Delhi.  

The Q-Warrior HMD is for the dismounted soldier and Q-Sight HMD for the new-age pilot, both providing mission-critical situational awareness. Adding muscle will be the Striker Helmet for both fixed- and rotary-wing platforms.

The company will display its wide range of artillery products, having special focus on the M777 ultra-light field howitzer and Mk45 Naval Gun system.

For quite a while, the company has been supporting a potential Foreign Military Sale of these howitzers to India that is highly portable by land, sea and air and features a minimal logistical footprint alongside maximum reliability.  The Mk45 is the most compact 5-inch (127-mm) fully automated naval gun with a successful and proven track record of service in the naval fleets of Australia, Denmark, Greece, New Zealand, Spain, Thailand and Turkey and is co-produced indigenously in South Korea and Japan.

Among other artillery products, the company stand will have the Archer 155 mm FH 77 BW L52 self-propelled field howitzer that can operate autonomously in tandem with today’s command and control systems. Adding fire power will be the LEMUR Remotely-Controlled Weapon Systems (RCWS) and electro-optical sight for land and sea application. A wide range of munitions is on display including 120mm Tk HESH L31A7 and 120mm Tk Charge Propelling L3A2 amongst others.

The stand will also have the Hawk 132 Advanced Jet Trainer, of which India is the largest operator with 123 aircraft ordered till date. The Indian Navy recently inducted the first batch of Hawk Advanced Jet Trainers, becoming the third naval operator of the Hawk along with the U.S. Navy and the Royal Navy.

The BAE Systems- Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) joint venture, BAeHAL - the engineering and business solutions services, will also be present.

The display of the RG32 LTV and RG34 exhibits underlines BAE Systems’ flagship capabilities and technology in Light Armoured Vehicles for potential partnerships with the Indian industry.

Expert demonstration of Geospatial Exploitation Products (GXP) will be another highlight. 

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