Second prototype of naval version of LCA-Tejas tested successfully

Hindustan Aeronautical Limited (HAL) on Saturday successfully tested the second prototype of naval variant of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)-Tejas here.

ANI| Updated: Feb 07, 2015, 21:12 PM IST

Bengaluru: Hindustan Aeronautical Limited (HAL) on Saturday successfully tested the second prototype of naval variant of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)-Tejas here.

The naval version of the LCA has a complex landing gear design which is significantly different from its Air Force version.

HAL Chairman, T Suvarna Raju, attributed the success of the test to its complex landing gear design.

He also said that the indigenous carrier borne fighter program is making steady headway.

Other technical features of the indigenous aircraft like the Carrier Compatibility technology including arrested landing and ski-Jump take off was initially tested at Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF) in Goa.

Earlier this week, LCA- Tejas had passed a cold weather test at Leh during which the aircraft made three consecutive starts using indigenous gas turbine starter at minus 15 degrees Celsius.