DefExpo 2020: HAL to make new heli, BDL reveals anti-tank missile & anti-submarine torpedo

New Delhi: The third day of DefExpo 2020 witnessed over 200 partnerships including product launches, signing of MoUs and Transfer of Technology (ToTs) at ceremony tilted ‘Bandhan’.

During the course of the ceremony, a major announcement in the form of issuing the Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) certificate of Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) was issued to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). LUH is designed and developed as a replacement for Cheetah and Chetak helicopters which are currently being operated by Indian Armed forces.

LUH is a new generation helicopter in the 3-Ton class incorporating the state-of-the-art technology features which will meet the emerging needs in this class of helicopters in the coming decades.

The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) launched ‘Sharang’ the 155mm artillery gun with 36 km range and handed over a model to Chief of Army Staff, General M M Naravane. OFB also launched a Joint Venture Protective Carbine – JVPC Alpha gun with 100 mt range, Light Machine Gun of 800 mt range and a UBGL – Under barrel Grenade launcher.

Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL) launched Amogha-3 the anti-Tank Guided Missile. It is a man-portable fire and forget missile.

BDL also launched Varunastra – the anti-submarine torpedo, manufactured under the technological guidance of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).


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