Indigenous naval Light Combat Aircraft, NP1, was unveiled in Bangalore on July 6th. This is expected to further strengthen the Indian Navy.
Developed at Bangalore-based Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), the NP1 is the only carrier-borne light category aircraft in the world. It will go through a series of tests and if successful, will be added to the Navy. The LCA is equipped with state-art-technology and the GE-F-404-IN20 engine. It is designed for Ski-jump Take Off But Arrested Recovery (STOBAR) operations.
The aircraft NP1 will be deployed on the Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) by 2015. It is currently being build in Cochin.