Israeli pavilion most visited at Defexpo
Asian Age, Mar 30, 2012
Defence minister A.K. Antony inaugurated the Defexpo 2012 (Defence Exposition) at Pragati Maidan here on Thursday. New sophisticated weapons manufactured by different companies and countries attracted lot of visitors.
Fifteen countries, including Canada, France, Greece, Germany, Hungary, South Korea, Czech Republic, Israel, Italy, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, UK and USA, are participating in the expo.
The Israeli stall was the most visited and their new assault rifle X-95 was the star of the show.
“This is a bullpup action, 5.56 ammo assault rifle with underbarrel grenade launcher and a rail on the top to adjust more attachments like telescope or night vision. This rifle is useful in any kind of circumstances or weather condition,” said a representative.
Apart from rifles, big guns were also showcased in the expo. The K-9 self-propelled Howitzer of South Korea is the one of the biggest weapons on show.
“K9 is an indigenous system of an all-welded steel armour construction which is rated to withstand impact by 14.5 mm armour piercing shells, 152 mm shell fragments, and anti-personnel mines,” said a representative.
The Russians showcased a unique sniper rifle AK 102 with the trademark of legendary AK 47.
Indian companies are showing their strength with Pinaka and Prahaar missiles with movable carrier made by Tata.
Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) is showcasing its range of products demonstrating its prowess in providing the armed forces robust surveillance and security systems.
DHS Systems International, world`s third largest deployable shelter manufacturer, has entered India, through a long-term deal with BEL Navi Mumbai unit.