SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG.
Twin Engine Deck-Based Fighter (TEDBF) program has achieved a critical milestone after ADA that had identified it as one of the most technology that will go into the TEDBF fighter jet which is a Wing Folding Mechanism that has been cleared after the engineering test model was developed and demonstrated.
A working scale model of the Wing Folding Mechanism will be developed and tested through its paces next as the design and the engineering model has been demonstrated.
TEDBF will require robust landing gear, the arrestor hook, and wing folding mechanisms which are critical for its smooth operations from the aircraft carrier. India due to LCA-Navy had experience in the development of robust landing gear and the arrestor hook but it was the first time a wing folding mechanism was developed in the country.
300kg wing folding mechanism allows TEDBF to be to fit into the elevators of INS Vikrant and INS Vikramaditya and also allows better utilization of the storage space at the lower decks used for maintenance of the aircraft.
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