Naval version of LCA makes maiden landing on INS Vikramaditya
File photo of INS VikramadityaIndian Navy

Naval version of LCA makes maiden landing on INS Vikramaditya

New Delhi, January 11, 2020

After completing extensive trials on the Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF), the Naval version of India's indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) made a successful arrested landing on aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya this morning.

The maiden landing was conducted by Commodore Jaideep Maolankar at 1002 hours today, a press release from the Ministry of Defence said.

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 the SBTF.

LCA Navy has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary, Department of Defence R&D & Chairman DRDO, has congratulated DRDO, Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), Indian Navy, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Directorate General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance (DGAQA) teams for the achievement, the release added.


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