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HAL Heritage Exhibition to start from Monday, CATS Warrior will be the star attraction

Source : The Times of India

HAL Heritage Exhibition to start from Monday, CATS Warrior will be the star attraction
The HAL Warrior UAV, part of the CATS program (Combat Air Teaming System), displayed at Aero India 2021. (File Photo)



Defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) will organise week-long exhibitions at six locations across the country to commemorate the 75th year of independence. They will showcase HAL’s 80-year heritage and current/futuristic products. 

“The defence minister will virtually inaugurate these activities on December 13. 

Exhibitions will be held at HAL Heritage Centre and Aerospace Museum, Bengaluru, and at its divisions in Nashik, Kanpur, Hyderabad, Koraput and Lucknow,” the PSU said in a statement. 

Dedicated hangars will showcase HAL-produced aircraft, helicopters, aero-engines, avionics, components and LRUs (line replacement units). The exhibition will be open till December 19 between 9am and 5pm. There is no entry fee for members of the public.

Major attractions

“The CATS Warrior UAV mock-up model will be the star attraction at HAL museum, Bengaluru. The model of LCA Tejas and its LRUs, mission computer of Jaguar DARIN III and Mirage 2000 I, Shakti engine, castings, forgings, communications systems and an operational model of ALH (helicopter) transmission system will be on display. Photographs charting the Indian aerospace industry’s growth will also be on display,” the PSU added. 

“HAL is also facilitating the visit of school and college students to the exhibition to witness the progress of the industry and learn about indigenous technology. Entry will be with valid ID cards. Students will be allowed with their school/college IDs. Covid protocols will be applicable,” the PSU said.

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