Naval version of Tejas lands on aircraft carrier in major milestone
NEW DELHI: The naval version of Tejas aircraft on Saturday made its first landing on the deck of aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, in a major milestone in the development of the aircraft.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh, in a tweet, said the successful landing of the aircraft on INS Vikramaditya is a "great event" in the history of Indian fighter aircraft development programme.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is involved in development of the naval variant of Tejas along with Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), Aircraft Research and Design Centre of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd and CSIR among others.
The naval version of Tejas light combat aircraft is in development stage.
Officials said the successful "arrested landing" of the prototype of the naval version of Tejas on the deck of INS Vikramaditya is expected to speed up development of the jet for the Indian Navy.
The Indian Air Force has already inducted a batch of Tejas aircraft.
Initially, the IAF had placed an order with the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for 40 Tejas aircraft.
In 2018, the IAF issued the request for proposal (RFP) to HAL for the procurement of another batch of 83 Tejas at a cost of over Rs 50,000 crore.
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Many Congratulations to the team DRDO . This is just a beginning . Soon we should be self efficient to build much better and the latest fighter jets with latest AI and avionics . You deserve a Salute...Read More
Balhans Jayaswal• 3 hours ago
Will help India rule the sea.
Kiran• 6 hours ago
We salute the hard efforts our countrymen in achieving this great milestone
War• 8 hours ago
Small aircraft, can't carry many payloads and yet to take off, We should dumb LCA and concentrate on AMCA. This project is simply useless.
Sharad• 8 hours ago
indian engineer were slipping during congress regiment, they have been awakened by shri modi, this shows the difference n intention of leader.
War• Sharad Barot • 8 hours ago
Read history when you get time, dumbi
Roger Smith• 8 hours ago
Great Job Indian Scientists/DRDO as always !
Amit Rane• 9 hours ago
Congratulations to India and DRDO to complete this test