LCA (Navy) is a naval version of the indigenously developed Tejas fighter aircraft developed for the Indian Air Force.
An official statement said that ” the successful execution of the arrested landing way for the indigenous platform to have an aircraft carrier landing demonstration “.
The Indian Navy requires several fighter jets for its future aircraft carrier, including the name INS Vikrant, which is in advanced stages of construction.
On 20 April this year, the then Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba stated that IAC-1 or INS Vikrant would be delivered to the Indian Navy by 2021. The Navy hopes to have a third aircraft carrier soon to counter China’s growing strength. Indian Ocean Region.
After four years of flight testing and four trials of dedicated testing at the noise-based test facility Goa, today the LCA (Navy) flight test team is headed by Cmde JA Maolankar (Chief Test Pilot), Captain Shivnath Dahiya (LSO) and Cdr JD Raturi ( Trial director) successfully carried out the “textbook” arrested landing.
The statement also praised the support of the Indian Navy through the Naval Project Office and the Ministry of Defense.
Source: Economic Times