SHAH ALAM: Tejas in Langkawi. Two Indian Air Force HAL Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) arrived in Langkawi today to take part in LIMA 19, starting next week. Both are the single seater LCA version. Previously it was reported that a twin seater LCA will be among the two Tejas taking part in the air show.
This means that the Yakovlev Yak-130 will be the only twin seater LCA taking part in LIMA 19. The Yak-130 arrived in Langkawi likely on Wednesday. The arrival of the Tejas means that there will be only two LCA taking part in the airshow, from the six aircraft that had received the LCA RFI from RMAF in January.
One of the two Tejas landing at the Langkawi airport on Friday. Alert 5 photo.
The others are the Sino-Pakistani JF-17, the Leonardo M346FA, the Korean Aerospace KAI FA-50 and even possibly the Avic L-15 combat trainer.
The Yak-130 under cover next to the LIMA airshow site. Alert 5
The two Tejas is accompanied by an IAF C-130J Hercules transporter, likely carrying other personnel and ground equipment for the airshow.
IAF C-130J Hercules transporter. Alert 5.
Meanwhile, RMAF is putting out all the stops at this year’s LIMA. At least 10 Su-30MKM, six Hawk fighters and even possibly six F/A-18D Hornets will conduct a formation fly past at the airshow.
A Hornet dropping flares during a mirror flypast.
Meanwhile, one RSAF aircraft, F-15SG, is taking part in the static display at LIMA, down from the four, at the last two LIMAs. The show organiser’s had listed a RSAF Airbus A330 MRTT on static display list but I have been told that it will not take part.
RSAF F-15SG arriving at Langkawi this morning. Alert 5.
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