India successfully completed the world the glorious fighters taking off and landing tests at high altitudes
high-altitude airport in the Indian LCA light aircraft
Leh Air Force Base in altitude to 10,600 feet (3230 meters), is the world’s highest airport a
Indian “bharat-rakshak Site” December 16, 2008 reported that India’s self-developed “brilliant” (Tejas) light fighter (Light Combat Aircraft, LCA) prototype (number of PV-3) at 12 13 located in Jammu and Kashmir (Jammu and Kashmir) high-altitude Leh Air Force Base to successfully take off and landing, which marks the aircraft’s development has reached a new milestone.
India’s Defense Research and Development (Defence Research and Development Organisation, DRDO) officials on Tuesday disclosed that stage in Leh Air Force Base for flight testing is performed on aircraft and aircraft systems in a very low temperatures and thin air under the conditions of performance evaluation. DRDO that the success of this trial will be of great significance, because the altitude of Leh Air Force Base to 10,600 feet (3230 meters), is the world’s highest airport, one of the very large temperature range (from minus 20 degrees Celsius to zero on 5 degrees Celsius).
DRDO officials also disclosed that a total of two “brilliant” to participate in this important test prototype, which numbered PV-3 and LSP-2. One LSP-2 号 prototype is powered by the latest type with full authority digital control (FADEC) system of the IN20 engines, the aircraft has reached a ready standard (Standard of Preparation, SOP), which is near into the Indian Air Force cleared the road.
DRDO officials finally said, a test report from the test area showed that As previously expected, at this stage “brilliant” aircraft flight test progress smoothly, the aircraft and aircraft systems performed well. During the trial, even though at night the temperature had dropped to minus 20 degrees, but the aircraft can still start the next day use. (China Aviation Industry Development Research Center Chen Li)