Hindustan Aeronautics reports LCA Navy fighter completes arresting hook test

Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) has announced an LCA Navy fighter plane has passed an arresting hook test conducted at INS Goa that will develop the aircraft´s hook capability, the company said.

HAL said the LCA Naval Prototype 2 (NP2). piloted by Capt Shivnath Dahiya, safely executed the first contact of the arrestor hook system with arresting wire at moderate taxi-in speeds on location at the Shore Based Test Facility, INS Hansa Uoa.

HAL said carrier compatibility trials (CCT) of naval aircraft are slated to be carried out at shore-based test facilities built at Indian Naval Base Goa. CCT involves completion of extensive shore-based trials before embarking on an actual deck. This trial is the stepping stone towards completion of CCT trials of LCA Navy.

HAL says Carrier Compatibility trials (CCT) of Naval Aircraft are slated to be carried out at shore based test facilities, built at Indian Naval Base Goa. The CCT involves completion of extensive shore based trials before embarking on actual deck. This trial is the stepping stone towards completion of CCT trials of LCA Navy.

Teams of HAL, ADA, CEMILAC, RDAFIA, Navy and NFTC have worked synergistically to achieve this result.

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited is an Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company headquartered in Bangalore, India. It is governed under the management of the Indian Ministry of Defence.