New Delhi: The naval version of the indigenously-built Tejas light combat aircraft on Sunday successfully took off from the “ski-jump” deck of the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya.
The ski-jump is the upwardly curved ramp on the deck of aircraft carriers designed to provide sufficient take-off lift for fighter jets.
“The naval version of Tejas achieved another important milestone today by successfully undertaking the maiden ski-jump take-off from INS Vikramaditya,” a Navy Spokesperson said.
On Saturday, the aircraft also made a successful landing for the first time on the deck of INS Vikramaditya.
Both the landing and take off by the aircraft put India among a select group of nations having the capability to design such a jet which can operate from an aircraft carrier.