DRDO conducts first engine ground run of LCA (Navy) prototype.

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  1. Poseidon

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    27 Sep, 2011, 04.28PM IST, PTI
    DRDO conducts first engine ground run of LCA (Navy) prototype.


    BANGALORE: The country's first indigenous effort to build a carrier borne naval fighter aircraft got a fillip with the crossing of another significant milestone of the first Engine Ground Run of the first LCA (Navy) prototype NP1, DRDO said today.

    The team steering LCA (Navy) project comprises members of Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, HAL, DRDO, Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification (CEMILAC), Directorate General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance (DGAQA), CSIR Labs, educational institutions, and other public and private sector partners, a Defence Research and Development Organisation statement said.

    The first Engine Ground Run of NP1 aircraft, conducted at about 1830 hrs yesterday for its scheduled time, had the primary objective of checking aircraft to engine integration and activation of the various systems like flight control, hydraulics, fuel, electrical and avionics, which was successfully achieved, it said.

    DRDO conducts first engine ground run of LCA (Navy) prototype - The Economic Times

    "The aircraft will now go through a phase of refinements based on feedback identified during the course of the build up and also observed during the EGR, followed by a series of final integration checks and taxi trials before its maiden flight shortly", DRDO said.
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    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    Goodie goodie, so wonder when the first flight will be? The Naval variant looks strapping good as well.

    Admins this thread also needs to be merged.
     
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    tejas is small as compared to other mighty carrier based flying machines like mig-29. if tejas gets FOC early then it will be nice to station tejas on carrier. i think more no of tejas can be fielded on AC as compared to migs... which will be damn good.
     
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    Hope to see it making its first flight soon.
     
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    More years on GE 414 integration??
     
  7. trackwhack

    trackwhack Tihar Jail Banned

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    refit viraat after gorshkov commissioning, get rid of the harriers and load it up with 20 tejas. we can retire the viraat after we have 4 IAC's commissioned.
     
  8. Sancho

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    Viraat has no angled deck for arrested landing and that makes it useful only for VTOL fighters like Sea Harriers, or F35Bs.
     

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