Antony at DRDO establishments tomorrow

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Bangalore, Feb 11 (UNI) Defence Minister A K Antony, paying a day's visit to the city, will visit the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) laboratories here tomorrow.

He would be taken to the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) and the Electronics and Radar Development Establishment (LRDE), a DRDO release said today.

This would be Mr Antony's first visit to the DRDO facilities in the city after assuming office.

At ADA, he would hold discussions with senior officials and was expected to inspect the System Design and Evaluation Facility, Weapons Rig and watch an exhibition on the indigenous LRUs (Line Replicable Units). At the Aircraft Research and Development Centre, the minister would be taken to the 'Iron Bird' and hangar of the Light Combat Aircraft - 'Tejas'.

This would be followed by his witnessing a flight demonstration of 'Tejas' at the National Flight Test Centre.

At the ADE, scientists would brief the minister on the products and simulation activities at the centre.

A visit to the Kaveri Engine Assembly Bay and Test House at GTRE and display of radars at the LRDE as well as an exhibition on activities of CABS, MTRDC, DARE and CAIR had also been lined up, the release added.

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