(The Gist of PIB) DefExpo 2020  [FEBRUARY-2020]

(The Gist of PIB) DefExpo 2020


DefExpo 2020

  • Over 200 partnerships involving Signing of MoUs, Transfer of Technology (ToTs) , Product launches were concluded on the third day of DefExpo 2020, at ceremony tilted “Bandhan.”

Light Utility Helicopter (LUH):

  • The indigenous Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) being developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) crossed a milestone as it received the initial operational clearance (IOC) at the ongoing Defexpo.
  • LUH is a new generation helicopter in the 3-Ton class with glass cockpit for reconnaissance and surveillance roles.
  • LUH is designed and developed as a replacement for Cheetah & Chetak helicopters which are currently being operated by Indian Armed forces.


  • Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) launched Amogha-3, the anti-Tank Guided Missile. It is a man portable fire and forget missile.


  • BDL also launched Varunastra – the anti-submarine torpedo, manufactured under the technological guidance of DRDO.

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