India’s home-built naval combat jet achieves arrested landing at night

INS Hansa (Goa): India’s locally built Light Combat Aircraft‘s (LCA) naval variant has achieved the milestone of arrested landing during the night at the Shore Based Test Facility here on Nov. 12.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) tweeted from its official handle on Twitter that the LCA (Navy), under development, carried out the night landing using the arrestor wire at the Shore Based Test Facility “to demonstrate ease of handling and confidence achieved in arrested landing technologies.”

It also said that India’s Minister of Defence Rajnath Singh has congratulated the DRDO, Indian Navy and the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the achievement. While the DRDO is the designer and developer of the LCA-Navy, Indian navy is the user and HAL its manufacturer.

On Sep. 13, the Light Combat Aircraft (Navy) had successfully carried out its first-ever arrested landing at the Shore-Based Test Facility.

File Video: LCA (Navy) successful arrested-landing at the shore-based test facility in Goa on Sep. 13 this year.

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