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Maiden Arrested Landing of LCA Navy at SBTF Goa
By Defence Monitor | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 9/13/2019 7:35:04 PM
Maiden Arrested Landing of LCA Navy at SBTF Goa

New Delhi: The indigenously developed Naval version of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA-N) successfully completed the first ever arrested landing at Goa. A DRDO official said, "Today,  the first ever arrested landing of LCA (Navy) at the  shore based test facility, INS Hansa Goa which will pave the way for this Indigenous platform to undertake Aircraft Carrier landing demonstration on board the Indian Naval Aircraft Carrier, Vikramaditya."

After several years of flight testing and four campaigns of dedicated testing at Shore Based Test facility Goa, today the LCA (Navy) Flight Test Team led by Cmde J A Maolankar (Chief Test Pilot), Capt Shivnath Dahiya (LSO) & Cdr J D Raturi (Test Director) successfully executed a text book arrested landing at the Shore Based Test Facility, INS Hansa, GOA. This arrested landing heralds the arrival of true indigenous capability and displays the professional prowess of our scientific community Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) embeded with design plus build capability of HAL(ARDC), DRDO and CSIR Labs involved in executing this land mark event.

This event marks the start of a new era where multiple agencies have come together to achieve a common goal. The participation of Certification Agency (CEMILAC), Quality Agency (DGAQA) and above all the men and women on the ground who serviced the aircraft and monitored it during strenous trails is truly commendable. The support of Indian Navy through the Navy Project office and DAPM at IHQ MoD Navy is noteworthy.Todays event has put India on the world map as a nation with the capability to design a deck landing aircraft.

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