India’s Defexpo land, naval and homeland security exhibition opens its doors on 28th March. This ninth edition of the biennial event, which runs until 31st March, is being held for the first time in South Goa.
Among the major participants, Airbus Group plans to showcase its C295W medium military transport aircraft. The European firm, teamed with India’s Tata Advanced Systems, has been selected to supply 56 C295s for the Indian Air Force, though a formal contract has yet to be signed. Airbus Helicopters will also highlight its military offering.
The Thales booth will cover the group’s capabilities in the land, naval and air defence sectors, including the latest in missile technologies, radars and support systems.
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) says it will present a wide range of strategic systems, including special mission aircraft such as AEW&C (ELM-2090) and exclusive economic zone (EEZ) maritime defence solutions including the Heron MALE unmanned aerial system (UAS).
The Israeli firm will feature air and missile defence and loitering weapon systems such as the MRSAM/LRSAM Barak 8 air & missile defense system and the Green Dragon - a tactical, low-cost loitering weapon designed to provide small ground and special operations units with situational awareness and firepower in a compact envelope.
Russian industry will be present in force — 18 corporations of the Russian defence industrial complex together with 61 subsidiaries will present their products. The Russian united delegation will be headed by Vladimir Drozhzhov, deputy director of the Federal Service for military technical cooperation of Russia. The joint delegation of Rostec State Corporation and JSC Rosoboronexport will be headed by Sergei Goreslavsky, deputy director general of JSC Rosoboronexport.