The 13th editionof Aero India 2021 was held at Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka from February 3-5, 2021. As not many foreign aircraft have come this year, there were multiple shows of Indian aircraft. The first day of the show was marked by the flypast of a Rockwell B-1 Lancer nuclear bomber from the U.S. Air Force, which had come all the way from Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota. There were also thr joint shows between the Sarang and Surya Kiran aerobatic teams. The Dassault Rafale also appeared for the first time in the colors of the Indian Air Force. The Combat Air Teaming System (CATS) was unveiled.
Merlinkhawk Aerospace showcased the equipments and technology available for the industries coupled with availability of test facilities.
Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, Chief of Defence Staff - General Bipin Rawat PVSM, UYSM, AVSM YSM SM VSM ADC, Chief of Air Staff- Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria PVSM AVSM, AOC-in-C Maintenance Command - Air Marshal S Choudhary AVSM VSM, and ADG (Aviation) - Major General A K Suri witnessed Merlinkhawk Aerospace and felt the pride for India. They lauded our capabilities and expressed hope that Merlinhawk Aerospace would boost defence manufacturing sector with state of art technology.
Merlinkhawk Aerospace, showcased the expanse of Merlinhawk's design & manufacturing through displays/ demonstrations that our products are on par with the best in the world & also the potential which could change the technology utilisation by the Armed forces.