India will, for the first time, participate in South Korean event Adex 2013 to be held in Seoul with its latest, state-of-the-art weapon systems, platforms, sensors, communication systems and equipment developed by Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO).
DRDO, along with its production partners will display India’s expertise in design and development of such items at the International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition ADEX-2013 schedule to be held at KINTEX, Seoul from 29 Oct to 3 Nov 2013, where more than 30 countries are participating.
The DRDO’s pavilion at ADEX will be inaugurated by India’s Minister of State for Defence Jitendra Singh on 29 October 2013. The DRDO team will be led by its chief Avinash Chander, the Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister, Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and DG DRDO.
The indigenously developed systems to be displayed include Akash-Air Defence System, Tejas-Light Combat Aircraft, expandable high speed aerial target-Abhyas, Airborne Early Warning and Control system – AEW&C, advanced radars, sonar and communication system.
Many products developed by DRDO and produced by Indian Industry to be displayed at ADEX-2013 have immense export potential. In August 2013, the Explosive Detection Kit (EDK) developed by DRDO and already in production, was launched in USA after the technology for its manufacture was transferred to a US firm.
DRDO’s participation in the event will help promote international collaboration and generating fruitful interactions with leading global leaders from industry, especially those from South Korea, said a ministry statement.