The government told the Parliament on Friday that Malaysia is procuring 18 Tejas jets. The US, Argentina, Australia, Egypt, Indonesia, and the Philippines have also shown interest in Tejas. 

Tejas is a single-engine multi-role fighter aircraft capable of operating in high-threat air environments. In February last year, the defence ministry sealed a Rs 48,000 crore deal with HAL for the procurement of 83 Tejas light combat aircraft for the IAF.

    

Malaysia to procure 18 Tejas jets from India; US, Australia, Indonesia show interest

WHAT?

The government told the Parliament on Friday that Malaysia is procuring 18 Tejas jets. The US, Argentina, Australia, Egypt, Indonesia, and the Philippines have also shown interest in Tejas. 

WHO?

The government said, "Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), a defence PSU under the Ministry of Defence, responded to a request for information received from Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) in February 2019 for LCA class aircraft.

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Tejas is the flagship indigenous defence equipment success of India. Tejas has been beset by design and other challenges and was once rejected by the Indian Navy as too heavy.

Tejas is a single-engined, lightweight, highly agile, multi-role supersonic fighter. It has a quadruplex digital fly-by-wire Flight Control System (FCS) with associated advanced flight control laws.