NEW dELHI. 06 APRIL 2018 . Global technology leader Lockheed Martin, which has been contributing to the development and security of India’s national interests for more than 25 years, will be profiling a diverse range of products and capabilities at DefExpo, which takes place at the Arulmigu Nithayakalayana Perumal Temple, Chennai, April 11-14.
A centerpiece of the Lockheed Martin booth at DefExpo will be the F-16 Block 70 cockpit demonstrator, which makes its first visit to India. The most advanced F-16 available today, the F-16 Block 70 features a number of innovative technologies found on 5th generation fighters. It is the optimum solution for India’s fighter programme, with proven capabilities and performance and an industrial scale that sets the standard for Make in India, putting India at the helm of the world’s largest aerospace ecosystem.
Also featured at the Lockheed Martin booth is the MH-60R SeaHawk which is in service with the U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Navy, Royal Danish Navy and Royal Saudi Naval Forces. Operationally proven and in production, it provides network-enabled data links that allow information sharing and instant decision making.
The MH-60R can provide a vital anti-submarine / anti-surface warfare capability for the Indian Navy in the Indo-Pacific region. Secondary mission capabilities include search and rescue, ship-to-ship/ship-to-shore cargo lift, naval surface fire support, personnel transport. medical evacuation and communications relay, among others.
Other capabilities profiled by Lockheed Martin at DefExpo include the Javelin Anti-Tank Guided Missile system, together with our partner (Raytheon) and with the support of the U.S. government and the M28, a powerful short take-off and landing twin turboprop which can transport passengers or cargo into unprepared runways at jungle, sea and mountain locations.
Subject matter experts will be on hand to conduct media interviews on all of Lockheed Martin’s featured programmes and capabilities at DefExpo.