India—Naval Tejas Fighter Makes 1st Carrier Landing, Launch

Indian Ministry Of Defense | 01/14/2020

The carrier-based variant of India’s Tejas light combat aircraft has successfully performed an arrested landing and takeoff from an aircraft carrier at sea, reports the Indian Ministry of Defense. On Jan. 11, the Tejas prototype landed on the carrier Vikramaditya.  The following day, the aircraft successfully launched from the carrier. Prior to the start of carrier trials, the naval Tejas had completed testing at the Shore-Based Test Facility in Goa. The successful development...

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