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LCA Navy Lands onboard INS Vikramaditya – Map Development of LCA

Published Jan 12, 2020
Updated Mar 02, 2020

After completing extensive trials on the Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF), Naval version of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) did a successful arrested landing onboard INS Vikramaditya at 1002 hrs today. Commodore Jaideep Maolankar conducted the maiden landing. Captain Dahiya was the Landing Safety Officer (LSO) and Cdr Vivek Pandey Test Director on ship whereas Gr. Capt. Kabadwal and Cdr Ankur Jain were monitoring the aircraft through telemetry from SBTF. LCA Navy has been developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

Indian Naval LCA First Test Flight- Apr 28, 2012

Maiden Flight of Light Combat Aircraft-Navy (NP1) The indigenously built Light Combat Aircraft Tejas LCA Navy NP1 today made its maiden flight in Bangalore when Commodore JA Maolankar, Test Pilot and Wg Cdr Prabhu, Flight Test Engineer completed a 22 minutes flight.

LCA Navy First Test Jump- Dec 21, 2014

Small Leap for LCA (Navy) – A Giant Leap for Indian Naval Aviation  It was a defining moment when LCA (Navy) Prototype 1 (NP1), the first indigenously designed and developed 4th plus generation combat aircraft designed to operate from the decks of air-craft carriers, took-off majestically from Ski-Jump facility of Shore Based Test Facility at INS Hansa in Goa yesterday

LCA (Navy) makes successful arrested landing

On 29 September, 2019, LCA Naval Prototype-2 launched off the ski jump at 1621 hours and then subsequently “trapped” at 1631 hrs on the arresting gear site (both locations situated at Shore Based Test Facility INS Hansa, Goa). While both these activities had been achieved individually earlier, this was the first occasion when the complete cycle of launch and recovery necessary for aircraft carrier operations was accomplished in a single sortie.

Tejas LCA Manufacturing Eco System

HAL has created a manufacturing eco-system for the purpose and identified suitable vendors within the country at all levels through various vendor development programs for Indigenisation and Outsourcing. Around 2500 vendors are registered with HAL for 0utsourcing activities.