GENERAL: A Shore Based Test Facility set up at Naval Air Station, Goa, by the Aeronautical Development Agency to mimic the flight deck of an Air Craft Carrier. This facility will be used to train pilots for the MIG 29K as well as for proving the LCA (Navy).
The SBTF project has been designed by Nevskoye Design Bureau and is being constructed by Goa Shipyard Limited. The civil works for the project are being executed by Defence Research and Development Organisation. The facility rwill have all the systems identical to those fitted on board the Air Craft Carrier, INS Vikramaditya, which includes the MTV as well asThe arresting gear system along-with various electronic and optical landing systems.