BANGALORE: The 13th edition of Aero India- 2021 will feature Hindustan Aeronautics Limited's (HAL) indigenously developed platforms in Yelahanka, Karnataka, HAL in an official statement on Friday.

"A unique flying display of HAL's indigenous platforms (both fixed and rotary wing) aptly titled 'Aatmanirbhar Formation Flight' will be part of the flying display during the 13th edition of Aero India-2021 scheduled from February 3, 2021, at Air Force Station, Yelahanka. HAL will showcase its prowess in defence and aerospace centred on the theme 'Conceive. Indigenise. Collaborate' at the world's first hybrid exhibition," the statement said.

"The 'Aatmanirbhar Formation Flight' consisting of HAL products such as TEJAS trainer (LIFT Trainer), HTT-40, Intermediate Jet Trainer, Advanced Hawk MK-132, and Civil Dornier Do-228 will fly in a special formation showcasing the spectrum of trainers and signifying self-sufficiency in the trainer segment. HTT-40, Advanced Hawk MK-132 and Civil Dornier Do-228 will be available for customer demonstration flights. Sukhoi Su-30MKI, Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv, Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) will also take part in the flying display. The static display will include Dornier Do-228, Hindustan Turbo Trainer (HTT)-40, Light Utility Helicopter and Dhruv MK-III," the state-owned plane maker said in a statement.

HAL's major attraction at HALL-E will be the Combat Air Teaming System (CATS) simulator. The simulator will have TEJAS-MAX cockpit as the mother-ship platform with the embedded air teaming intelligence concepts to demonstrate the fully integrated as well as autonomous wingman platforms and swarming of drones to engage in the mission. Immersive mission visualization will be projected over a wider screen apart from the command and display at TEJAS-MAX cockpit, HAL said.

The outdoor display adjacent to the HAL stall will feature Rotary wing products namely LCH, ALH Mk IV Rudra and ALH Civil variant. HAL''s indoor pavilion will be spread over an area of around 1,126 sqm in Hall-E and will showcase indigenously designed and developed fixed and rotary wing platforms, technologies covering power plants and future generation combat-capable airborne solutions. With the central theme of the India Pavilion being Rotary wing capabilities in India, HAL''s Rotary platform LUH will be the centrepiece of the display with scaled models of IMRH, ALH, LUH, LCH and the Indian helicopter manufacturing ecosystem or supply chain partners around it, it was stated in the statement.

Product launches, handing over ceremonies and major announcements on key activities will be part of the aero-show schedule, the statement added.