Tejas successfully performs critical test for naval deploymentPTI | New Delhi | Updated: 13-09-2019 18:54 IST | Created: 13-09-2019 18:52 IST
India's indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas on Friday successfully carried out an "arrested landing" in Goa, a major milestone in development of the naval variant of the jet. Officials said the test demonstrated the aircraft's ability to halt at a short distance after landing on board an aircraft carrier.
Initially, an order was placed with the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for 40 Tejas aircraft. Last year, 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.