Trials for deck-based fighters US Boeing Company’s Super Hornet F/A-18and France Rafale M for the Indian aircraft carrier are complete and a report is awaited, both demonstrate their capability to take off from ski jump.
Trials for deck based fighter aircraft for the aircraft carriers of the Indian Navy are done. US based Boeing Company’s Super Hornet or F/A-18 jets and Dassault Aviation of France sent Rafale Marine for demonstrating their capability to take off from. Responding to media questions, Vice Chief of the Indian Navy, Vice Admiral SN Ghormade said: “Trials for deck based fighters for the Indian aircraft carrier are complete and a report is awaited.”
Once the report is received, this will be followed by staff evaluation. “We will take a decision as early as possible,” added the Vice Chief.