Def Expo 2020 update: 1000 companies including HAL to be a part of the event in Lucknow

For the first time, over 1000 companies to take part in the Defence Expo 2020

The entire city is waiting with bated breath for Defence Expo 2020 & all that it promises. With just a week left, here's everything you need to know about the Expo & all that it is bringing to Lucknow.

The first ever Defence Expo will bring to the city, its first ever airshow and will also set the ground for the defence corridor that is set to come up in Uttar Pradesh. This Defence Expo 2020 will also be the first one to have over 1000 companies participating in it!

What's the update?

The Lucknow Defence Expo is turning out to be a mega event. Knocksense had previously reported that European aircraft manufacturer Airbus as well as military giant Lockheed Martin will be showcasing their newest and finest products at the expo, according to new updates over 1000 companies are set to participate in the event.

Of the 1000 companies participating in the event, 165 will be from 70 foreign countries while the rest will be home grown. It has also been reported that defence ministers and service chiefs from over 35 countries have also confirmed their presence in the event. It has also been confirmed that Prime Minister Modi will be inaugurating the event, which makes Defence Expo 2020 a mega, high profile event.

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, who has been keenly organising this mammoth event will also be showcasing its prowess in defence and aerospace. Centred on the theme 'Digital Transformation of Defence', HAL will be displaying models of light combat aircraft (LCA) 'Tejas', light combat helicopter (LCH), advanced light helicopter (ALH), Do-228 and Hawk, among a slew of other products it is set to showcase.

Knock Knock

The Defence Expo 2020 will be taking place at the expansive Vrindavan Yojna between 5th and 9th of February. The expo will remain closed for the initial three days and will open to public only on 8th of February, i.e, the fourth day of the expo. It is expected to be the biggest Defence Expo, to have happened in the country so far.

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