The first Naval Light Combat Aircraft Carrier Tejas launches into Indian Navy. A 4.5 generation, the lightweight, the multirole fighter was successfully executed at the Shore Based Test Facility, INS Hansa in Goa.
What is Shore Based Test Facility?
SBTF replicates the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. It was built to train naval pilots in complex maneuvers of landing on the short flight deck of an aircraft carrier before they move on to the actual carrier
Who are the leaders for implementing the project Tejas?
The LCA (Navy), Flight Test team, led by Cmde J A Maolankar (Chief Test Pilot), Captain Shivnath Dahiya (LSO) and Cdr J D Raturi (Test Director)
What are the other Organizational body included with this project?
Aeronautical Development Agency embedded with the design and build the capability of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Aircraft Research and Design Centre (ARDC), Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) involved for executing the project
Who are other participants involved this project?
Certification Agency (CEMILAC), Quality Agency (DGAQA), and all the men and women who survived for the project.