Tejas Light Combat Aircraft to make international debut at Paris Air Show

Bangalore: The Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd manufactured Light Combat Aircraft 'Tejas' is all set to make its overseas debut and will perform at the Le Bourget-based Paris Air Show later this month.

The Tejas went through its paces at the Aero India 2007 show, earlier at the Air Force Station Yalahanka, Bangalore in February 2007. Its debut will make it the first Indian fighter jet to participate in a major overseas air show. The Tejas will be one amongst 60 other aircraft due to take part at the show.

The Tejas will also be on static display at the event.

The Paris Air Show
The Paris Air Show (Salon International de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace, Paris-Le Bourget) is a premier international trade fair in the aerospace sector, held on a biennial basis at the Le Bourget airport near Paris, France. It alternates with other leading shows like the UK's Farnborough International Exhibition and Flying Display and the Internationale Luft und Raumfahrtausstellung Berlin (ILA).

The Paris show is organized by the French aerospace industry's body, the Groupement des Industries Francaises Aeronautiques et Spatiales (GIFAS) whose main purpose is to demonstrate military and civilian aircraft to potential customers. The air show is one of the most prestigious in the world.

The HAL-built Tejas (Sanskrit word meaning "Radiance") is an advanced, lightweight, supersonic multi-role single engine fighter aircraft being developed by India. It has a tailless, compound delta wing design.