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LCA edges towards preferred choice for Indian carriers

19th September 2019 - 00:30 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi


The first arrested landing of a Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) technology demonstrator without a payload at the shore-based test facility at Goa proved successful. This milestone on 14 September moves the LCA closer to a landing aboard the Indian Navy (IN) aircraft carrier Vikramaditya.

‘This success takes the Naval LCA closer to becoming the future fighter of the Indian Navy,’ D.K Sharma, naval expert and former IN spokesman, told Shephard.

He explained the aircraft decelerated from 244km/h to a full halt within 87m in about 3s. ‘Everyday landing gadgets are monitoring various aspects of the LCA…The real test

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Neelam Mathews


Neelam Mathews

Neelam Mathews was born in India and completed her education in London.

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