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DRDO to showcase Agni missile, LCA models at science meet

New Delhi, Feb 1 : The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will showcase models of Agni missiles and the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) at the Indian Science Congress to be held in Jammu from Feb 3.

Visitors will be able to see models of Agni I, II and III that have been inducted into service, an official spokesperson said.

A model of LCA Tejas, which is all set to be inducted into the Indian Air Force, will also be seen at the Congress along with navy LCA.

Models of other aeronautical systems on display will include Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft, pilotless target aircraft Lakshya and unmanned aerial vehicles, he said.

The DRDO will also display torpedoes, mines and decoys.

"DRDO has developed several material technologies and established production facilities as well. A few samples such as titanium sponge and high-power rare earth magnets can be seen," the spokesperson said.

Avinash Chander, scientific adviser to the defence minister, will deliver a lecture on "Scientific Innovation in Security" Feb 3.

--IANS (Posted on 01-02-2014)

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