Aero India 2107: Asias largest air show begins

The 11th edition of the Aero India air show began at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru on Tuesday with a focus on 'Make in India' initiative.

The biennial air show and aviation exhibition in said to be the largest air show in Asia and second largest in the world after Paris air show. Around 270 Indian and 279 foreign firms are expected to participate in the event.

HAL's Light Utility Helicopter

The HAL Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) single-engine light helicopter exclusively built for the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force to replace the aging fleet of Cheetah and Chetak helicopters. LUH uses one 1,272 kW HAL/Turbomeca Shakti 1U turboshaft engine and has a maximum cruise speed on 220 km/h.

Pic courtesy: Anusha Ravi

C-130J Super Hercules

The Lockheed Martin's C-130J Super Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft. The Hercules family has the longest continuous production run of any military aircraft in history. During more than 60 years of service, the family has participated in several military, civilian, and humanitarian aid operations.

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LCA Tejas at Aero India 2017

The HAL Tejas is single-seat, single-jet engine, multi-role light fighter designed by the Aeronautical Development Agency and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for the Indian Air Force and Navy.

General characteristics of Tejas:

Length: 13.20 m

Wingspan: 8.20 m

Height: 4.40 m

Wing area: 38.4 m;

Pic courtesy: PTI

Sukhoi Su-30MKI at Yelahanka

The Sukhoi Su-30MKI is a twinjet multirole air fighter developed by Russia's Sukhoi and built under licence by India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Air Force. The Su-30MKI is expected to form the backbone of the Indian Air Force's fighter fleet to 2020 and beyond.

The aircraft is tailor-made for Indian specifications and integrates Indian systems and avionics as well as French and Israeli sub-systems.

Pic courtesy: Anusha Ravi

HAL's Rudra being prepared for air show

Indian air force personnel put covers on a Rudra light combat helicopter on the day before Aero India 2017 on Monday.

Image courtesy: PTI

F-16 fighter at airshow

The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine supersonic multirole fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics.

Pic courtesy: Anusha Ravi

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