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India has joined the elite group of nations when the Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF) was commissioned into the Indian navy at INS Hansa in Panaji. India has become the third country to have such facility in the world after United States and Ukraine.

Recently India has become the third country in the world to have Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF) in the world.

The Indian Navy's SBTF is located at INS Hansa in Goa, and is used to train and certify navy pilots of the Mikoyan MiG-29K for the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, and for the developmental trials of the naval HAL Tejas. This SBTF was designed by Nevskoye Design Bureau (NDB) of Russia for Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA).

The ski-jump resembles part of a parabola and has an inclination of 14 degrees. The highest point of the ski-jump is at 5.71 metres from the ground.

A Shore Based Test Facility or the SBTF (also known as Land Based Test Facility) is used for the flight testing of aircraft that operate from aircraft carriers. They are also used for the training of the pilots who will operate the aircraft from the aircraft carriers. Only four countries in the world have SBTF or LBTF; they are China, India, Ukraine / Russia and the United States.