Saturday, January 26, 2013

HAL To Unveil 'Indian' FGFA Model At Aero India

A model of the modified Indian version of the Russian T-50 fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) will be on display for the first time at Aero India 2013, starting on February 6. The picture on the left is from September last year -- a 1:15.5 model of a modified single-seater FGFA by HAL. It is likely that the same model will be on display at the show. Here's HAL's full press release on what they've got on display at Aero India this year:

[HAL’s] strength in design, development and production will be showcased through its products during the up-coming Aero-India 2013. The major attractions of the HAL’s pavilion include in-house designs such as Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), “Rudra” the weaponised Advance Light Helicopter (ALH) and Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT). “For the first time, we will present to the world glimpses of prospective multirole fighter (PMF) also known as Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA). This is under co-development with the Russians”, says Dr. R.K. Tyagi, Chairman, HAL.

ALH- Dhruv, LCH and Rudra (Mk 4 WSI) will be on flying display. Scale Models of Light Utility Helicopter, Hawk, Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) and Su-30 will also be on display. In addition, Pilotless Target Aircraft (Lakshya), Shakti engine,  state-of-the-art accessories and avionics from various Divisions of HAL are being showcased.

The other specialities of the HAL pavilion include 3D video mapping of HTT-40, Dornier Glass cockpit, scale models of aerospace structures of GSLV MkII, GSLV Mk III and PSLV.  The Rotary Wing Corner will provide the visitors through simulation & visual display, a helicopter view of the technologies, the capabilities and competencies built in the Company. There will also be a holographic projection depicting capabilities of LCA, Hawk, LCH and LUH

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