LCA Naval Prototype (NP-2) during the Recent First Night Operations

LCA NP-2 Undergoing Carrier Compatibility Tests at the shore-based test facility in Goa

Captin Shivnath Dahiya (Indian Navy) getting ready to fly the LCA NP-2

LCA Naval Prototype (NP-2) during the Recent First Night Operations

Historical day for the IAF. Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha flies the Tejas

17th May 2016
Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha became the first IAF chief to fly in the multi-role supersonic Tejas at the HAL facility in Bengaluru on Tuesday morning. Air Chief Marshal Raha, a veteran fighter pilot, flew the Tejas trainer (PV-6) with Group Captain M Rangachari, an IAF test Pilot from the prestigious Aircraft & Systems Testing Establishment. Later, speaking on the occasion of the graduation ceremony of the 38th Flight Test course of ASTE, the Air Chief said “It’s a good aircraft to fly and fit to be inducted into our fleet,” During the sortie, the Air Chief carried out manoeuvres checking out the entire flying envelope of the aircraft. The Air Chief, carried out simulated air-to-air and air-to-ground attacks. He also assessed the advanced modes of the radar and Helmet Mounted Display Sight (HMDs). The Air Chief appreciated the flying qualities of the aircraft and congratulated the entire team of ADA and HAL. Later in the day, the Air Chief also inaugurated the LCA paint hangar and visited the aircraft’s production facility at the HAL.

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