Models of India’s future hope for indigenous airpower: Ghatak stealth combat UAV and Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) on display at DEFEXPO 2018. The Advanced Air Defence missile, part of India’s strategic missile defense network, can be seen in the background. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
The Centre for Airborne Systems (CABS) displayed at DEFEXPO 2018 two types of airborne early warning aircraft developed at the center, a medium range AEW&CS installed on a highly modified Embraer ERJ-145 and a future, larger platform utilizing a static dish AESA radar design. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
That larger platform carrying a static dish AESA radar design, similar to the IL 76 currently used by the IAF, was shown here on an Airbus 330 class aircraft. shown here for the first time. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Boeing also displayed at DEFEXPO the F/A-18E/F carrying two Taurus KEPD 350 standoff attack weapons. The Indian Air Force was interested in this weapon in the past, and the addition of the Taurus to the Super Hornet’s weapons load could make it more attractive to India. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
The AMCA is shown here with a single, large weapon bay designed to carry both air/air and air/surface weapons. The AMCA survivability philosophy relies on stealth, electronic warfare, performance, and sensors. The stealth part reflected in the design employs serpentine air intake and internal weapon bay.  Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update