New Delhi: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), which has been putting on display its products at the Republic Day parade every year, will display on the upcoming show two tableaux showcasing the major achievements of the year which are LCA Navy take off and landing onboard the aircraft carrier and the complete family of Anti Tank Guided Missiles (ATGMs).
Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas has achieved a major technology capability milestone by landing and taking off from the Aircraft Carrier of Indian Navy. The tableau of LCA Navy shows landing, takeoff and lift operation, three most important operations required to be met by an aircraft onboard a carrier ship. LCA Navy successfully demonstrated landing on a 90 meters runway and take-off from short run of 145 meters in 2020. LCA Navy is India’s first 4+ Generation STOBAR (Ski-Jump Take Off But Arrested Recovery) fighter aircraft capable of operating from an aircraft carrier. Cdr Abhishek C Gawande of Indian Navy is the commander of the tableau.
Symbolising India’s strides in anti-tank missile technologies will be the tableau showcasing the full complement of DRDO’s Anti-Tank Guided Missile Systems. This tableau showcases NAG, HELINA, MPATGM, SANT and Laser Guided ATGM for MBT Arjun. The ATGM tableau will be represented by Shiladitya Bhowmick Scientist ’D’, a young scientist of DRDL, Hyderabad.
LCA Tejas model is also part of IAF Tableau and adorning the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Tableau representing the theme of Vocal for Local. Other DRDO products on Rajpath this year are Akash Surface to Air Missile and Astra Air to Air Missile on IAF Tableau.
DRDO has been a design and development agency for Armed Forces and to reinforce the spirit of Atmanirbhar Bharat, DRDO is partnering with all stakeholders of defence ecosystem, including academia, industry and services in developing state of the art defence systems.