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For exports, Tejas on display in Bahrain air show

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NEW DELHI (PTI): Seeking to explore the export potential of its homemade defence equipment, India is showcasing weapon systems like Light Combat Aircraft Tejas and the airborne early warning systems aircraft at the Bahrain international air show.

"DRDO, along with some of its production partners, is displaying India's strength and expertise in design with the aim of exploring the potential of exporting these advanced systems to friendly countries in the region," a Defence Ministry release said here.

The DRDO has put the flying demonstration of its AEW&C aircraft at the show along with the models of the LCA Tejas, which is being promoted as a new generation cost-effective fighter plane.

"The show will witness flying demonstration of the AEW&C system that can detect, identify and classify threats present in the surveillance area and act as a command and control centre to support variety of air operations," it said.

The DRDO is also showcasing the models of trainer and the naval versions of the LCA at the show.

"The other items include models of "Expendable high Speed Aerial Target", "NISHANT", the multi mission UAV with Day and Night operational capability for battlefield surveillance and reconnaissance.

DRDO chief Avinash Chander is participating in the event along with Distinguished Scientist and Director, Centre for Air Borne Systems (CABS) S Christopher and officials from Indian Industries partnering DRDO in the production of various systems.

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