Posted by Neelam Mathews
Sept 27, 2011
The first Engine Ground Run (EGR) of the first LCA(Navy) prototype NP1 has been carried out. The primary objective was to check the aircraft for engine integration and activation of various systems like Flight control, Hydraulics, Fuel, Electrical, Avionics.
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, says DRDO.
The team steering LCA(Navy) project comprises, members of Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, HAL, DRDO, CEMILAC, DGAQA, CSIR Labs, Educational Institutions, other Public and Private Sector partners.