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Aero India 2019 day 1 highlights: Check stunning images

Feb 21, 2019, 12:37 PM IST
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The 12th edition of Aero India 2019 air show, a five day mega event kicked off in Bengaluru on 20th February, with a number of amazing aircraft taking to the city’s head to amaze viewers. Also on display at the show were prototypes of indigenous defence offerings. Some of the notable aircraft that have were seen at the show were the US Navy’s F/A 18, the B-52 Stratofortress bomber, Lockheed Martin’s F-21, Rafale, Mig-35, Typhoon, among many others.

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1. DRDOs Ghatak:

1. DRDOs Ghatak:

DRDO showcased an autonomous surveillance/ weapons system called MASS. A concept of India’s Ghatak Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) was also notable at the exhibition. (Image: Twitter)

 

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2. Tejas LCA:

2. Tejas LCA:

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) unveiled indigenous defence technology, which is a demo simulator of its supersonic fighter trainer based on Tejas LCA. (Image: Twitter)

 

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3. Mega start:

3. Mega start:

Even as the event begin with a mega start on its first day, visitors await a number of other surprises to behold in the following four days. (Image: Twitter)

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4. Defence Minister seek investments:

4. Defence Minister seek investments:

DM Nirmala Sitharaman pitched for investments seeking to generate a push for our ‘Make in India’ initiative at Asia’s mega air show, that began at the Yelahanka air base of Bengaluru. (Image: Twitter)

 

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5. Rafale steals the show:

5. Rafale steals the show:

Exercises by Rafale combat aircraft, the deal which created a political firestorm in India, was a showstopper of the amazing air show at Bengaluru. (Image: Twitter)

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