- The Aerospace and Defense Exhibition will be held on an area of about 35,000 sqm, and a total of 731 exhibitors, 633 from India and 98 from other countries
- The five-day event, which will be opened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will feature air shows and a large trade fair and exhibition of aerospace companies.
The Sukhoi fifth-generation fighter jet, the Checkmate light tactical fighter, and the Orlan-30 drone will be among 200 types of the most advanced weapons and military hardware made in Russia that will be shown at the upcoming Aero India 2023 international air show, Russia’s state arms seller said on Thursday.
From February 13 to 17, the 14th air show would be held at the Air Force Station at Yelahanka in Bengaluru.
“About 200 types of the most advanced weapons and military equipment made in Russia will be on display” citing a statement from the company. These include the top-of-the-line Su-57E fifth-generation multirole fighter and the Checkmate light tactical aircraft.
It would also show off the military transport plane Il-76MD-90A (E), the aerial refuelling tanker Il-78MK-90A, the fighters Su-35 and Su-30SME, and the MiG-35D multirole frontline fighter.
The Ka-226T light utility helicopter, which could be made under the “Make in India” programme. This will happen at Indo-Russian Helicopters Limited, which is a joint venture between Russian and Indian industrial companies.
Russia will also show off its upgraded Ka-52E, Mi-28NE, and Mi-171Sh combat helicopters and Mi-171Sh military transport rotorcraft, which are in high demand on the world market and in the Asia-Pacific region.
The press office said that Russia will also show off the Orlan-30 reconnaissance drone for the first time outside of Russia at the Aero India 2023 air show.
The Special Technology Center designed and made the Orlan-30 drone system. It is a follow-up to the Orlan-10 UAV, which is in high demand around the world.
The Orlan-30 is made to search for, find, and identify objects in the visible or infrared range while doing aerial reconnaissance. Also, when it has a mission payload, it helps pinpoint fixed and moving targets for precision-guided weapons to destroy during the day or at night.
At the Aero India 2023 international air show, Russia’s state-run arms dealer will also show off new ways to stop drones.
Anti-drone systems made in Russia, such as Repellent, RLK-MCE, RB-504P-E, and RB-504A-E, will also be shown.
Officials say that Aero India has made a name for itself around the world as one of the best aerospace shows. It has held 13 successful shows in Bengaluru since 1996.
The Aerospace and Defense Exhibition will be held on an area of about 35,000 sqm, and a total of 731 exhibitors, 633 from India and 98 from other countries, have signed up to be there. This time, the event is called Aero India.
The five-day event, which will be opened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will feature air shows and a large trade fair and exhibition of aerospace companies. This year’s air show is expected to be the biggest and have the most people attend. Top international think tanks, major aerospace companies, and world leaders will all be there.
Even though Russia invaded Ukraine, the ties between India and Russia stayed strong. Even though many Western countries are getting more worried about it, India has bought a lot more crude oil from Russia in the last few months.
India hasn’t said anything bad about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine yet, and it has been saying that the crisis needs to be solved through diplomacy and talking.