Shri Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister, inaugurated a seven-story Flight Control System (FCS) Integration facility at the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), a DRDO laboratory in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Pilots of combat aircraft will also receive simulator training at the complex. It is one of the most essential components of the complex, according to Shri Rajnath Singh.
- The state-of-the-art complex was built in a record-breaking 45 days using in-house hybrid technology that included traditional, pre-engineered, and precast methods. The technique was developed by DRDO in collaboration with M/s Larsen & Toubro (L&T).
- IIT Madras and IIT Roorkee teams examined the design and provided technical help.
- This FCS facility would help ADE, Bengaluru, with its research and development operations for developing avionics for fighter aircraft and FCS for Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft.
- According to the Raksha Mantri, it is a one-of-a-kind initiative not just in India but also in the world, and it embodies the New India’s new vigour.
- “This energy is of technology, commitment, institutional collaboration among public sector, private sector, and university, and above all of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ as envisioned by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi,” he stated, exuding confidence in the facility’s ability to strengthen national security.