Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will showcase state-of-the-art military systems and technologies at the Defence Expo 2016 during 28-31 March at Goa, in a bid to display the extend of self-reliance achieved under the `Make in India' initiative.
Defence minister Manohar Parrikar will inaugurate the ninth edition of this biennial `land, naval and internal homeland security systems exhibition, on 28 March 2016 at NaqueriQuitol in Quepem, South Goa.
This year the design theme of DRDO Pavilion is `Rise of Futurism', which emphasises DRDO's vision to establish a world class science and technology base and provide defence services decisive edge by equipping them with internationally competitive systems and solutions.
DRDO's participation in the event will be marked by live demos of star products for the first at the Defexpo, which will include Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&C), Light Combat Aircraft Tejas, main battle tank Arjun MK II & I, Wheeled Armoured Platform (WHAP), Akash Air Defence System, Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher System Pinaka, BLT T-72 Radars, bridging system Sarvatra, Modular bridge and mountain foot bridge etc, besides static display of other attractive outdoor exhibits such as Quick Deployable Mobile Communication Terminal; Aslesha, Bharani and Coastal Surveillance Radars (CSR); MRSAM and Nirbhay launcher; Pinaka launcher and Rocket Mk I & Mk II; Advanced Torpedo Defence System (ATDS), Remotely Operated Vehicle Daksh, etc.
The indoor models and exhibits cover nearly the entire gamut of R&D from aeronautics, armaments and combat engineering, missiles, electronics and communication systems, materials, naval systems, life sciences, micro-electronic devices and computational systems. Some indoor exhibits includes: Model of Akash and Brahmos missiles; Aslesha, Bharani and SWATHI the Weapon Locating Radar, IR Guided Missile Tester, Laser Guided Bomb Kit Tester, Hand-held Stand-off Explosive Detector, Short Range Laser Dazzler, Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS), Nakshatra the Aerostat System, Combat Free Fall System, Biotoilet model, Computerized Pilot Selection System (CPSS) model, Multimode Hand Grenade, Family of small Arms, Sonars and Torpedoes, Night Vision and Microwave Devices, Bullet Proof Jacket, Robotics and Unmanned Systems, Telemedicine, Ready to Eat Food Technologies etc.
Focusing on `Make in India' and `Self-Reliance', the DRDO participation will provide a platform for collaboration with industry and academia for development and production of highly complex multidisciplinary weapon platforms for the Army, Navy and Air force.