Aviation systems, displays, gear boxes, radar systems, automated servers, 'intelligent' electronic systems, landing gears, tires, ball bearings, disc brakes, assorted 'defense solutions’ - software for things like night vision and enemy tracking, personnel clothing for 'rapid evacuation' - a.k.a for when you have to jump out of the plane, parachutes, sunglasses, radios, ready-to-eat meals (tasty, nutritious and will not freeze in upper atmosphere) - The list goes on and on.
Hyper specialization is the key here. For example- you have an Israeli company selling you a 'display and avionics' system - the heads -up display that goes into fighter jets. But a few feet away you have Russian, American and even Swiss companies selling the same kind of displays - all attuned for specific 'weather' or 'combat' conditions.
While it may all seem like so much Greek to the hoi polloi, if you know what kind of technology you want, the exhibits were a feast.
And there were quite a few deals and plenty of hobnobbing to be seen. Business cards traded like poker chips in a casino; with even the dullest stand having at least 15 or 20 of them in a bowl by the end of the day.
Image: Red Bulls Zlin 50LX single-engine single-seater aircrafts performing aerobatic flight during rehearsals for the Aero India 2013 at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru on Tuesday.