IAF to showcase its indigenously developed LCA fighter jet at Malaysia expo

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  1. Langkawi International Maritime Aero Expo (LIMA-2019) is being held in Langkawi,Malaysia.The Indian Air Force is participating in the Maritime Aero Expo for the first time during which it will showcase its indigenously developed LCA Tejas fighter aircraft.
  2. Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) is a maritime and aerospace exhibition that takes place once every two years in Langkawi,Malaysia.The event is one of the largest maritime and aerospace exhibitions in the Asia-Pacific.It is focused mainly on the defence industry,but also supports civilian industries.
  3. The LCA Tejas is an Indian single-seat,single-jet engine,multi-role light fighter.Its design is highly manoeuvrable,with a tailless,compound delta wing configuration.
  4. It came from the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) programme,which began in the 1980s to replace India’s ageing MiG-21 fighters.It is the smallest and lightest in its class of contemporary supersonic combat aircraft.
  5. It is designed by the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) and developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Air Force and Navy.