SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
After spending nearly 15 days in Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition in Malaysia, Two Tejas fighter jet along with IAF contingent will be heading back to India with fuel stops in Myanmar and then back to Kolkata said official twitter handle of Indian Airforce.
IAF’s IL-76 and C-130J aircraft landed at Langkawi, Malaysia yesterday to ferry back, ground crew and a team of HAL engineers who were part of the IAF contingent at LIMA 2019. Tejas fighter jet was part of the static display as well as performed daily sorties at the Airshow & captivated the audience with a scintillating performance.
RMAF Chief, General Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Hj Affendi Buang and many senior officials of the RMAF were also given first-hand operational capability demonstration of the Tejas aircraft and after the conclusion of the airshow, Tejas fighter jet was also demonstrated for the evaluation team of the RMAF for 3 days for possible supply of 18 jets under which HAL had received Request for Information (RFI) for LCA-Tejas from Malaysia in early January this year.
HAL Chief recently speaking to media said that he is happy, that LCA-Tejas performed as per the expectation and prospective customer to was satisfied with the briefing and demonstration of the aircraft and HAL is looking forward to receiving Request for Proposal (RFP) from RMAF soon and the organisation is also planning similar demonstration will be held for other countries like UAE and Sri lanka who in past have shown interest in the LCA-Tejas.
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