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from BUSINESS LINE, July 07, 2010 Bangalore, July 6 - Navy's first Light Combat Aircraft - the first step towards fulfilling the Indian Navy's ambition of having an indigenously built modern air power on its ships - was unveiled here on Tuesday.
The first prototype, a trainer called NP1, will fly in October followed by the fighter version, NP2, the Defence Minister, Mr A.K. Antony, announced as the fully assembled aircraft was rolled out of the hangar.
The naval aircraft will be part of the fleet that will go on the indigenous aircraft-carrying ship, codenamed IAC-1, that is being built in Kochi.
The LCA Navy and the aircraft-carrier are expected to be …