India’s first home-grown carrier-borne fighter effort is moving toward first flight next month, after missing its target for the milestone last year. The naval variant of the indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft(LCA-N) completed systems integration tests, ground tests and slow-speed taxi trials following its ceremonial roll-out in July last year, but the fighter missed its December 2010 first-flight deadline because of concern over its landing gear and other critical systems. ...


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