INS Vikrant, India's first indigenous aircraft carrier, to be launched on August 12




 
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August 4th, 2013  
SwordFish_13
 
 

Topic: INS Vikrant, India's first indigenous aircraft carrier, to be launched on August 12


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INS Vikrant, India's first indigenous aircraft carrier, to be launched on August 12
New Delhi: India will launch its first indigenous aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, on August 12 from the Kochi shipyard. This will make India only the fifth country after the US, Russia, Britain and France to have the capability to build such vessels.

"About 83 per cent of the fabrication work and 75 per cent of the construction work will be over when the ship goes into water," said Indian Navy's vice chief, Admiral Robin Dhowan.

The rest of the work, including the flight deck, will be completed once the ship is launched, the Navy vice chief said. The aircraft carrier is expected to be inducted into the Indian Navy by 2018.

Admiral Dhowan also said that the 40,000 tonne indigenous aircraft carrier is one of its most prestigious warship projects and unprecedented in terms of size and complexity. It has been designed by Indian Navy's design organisation.

INS Vikrant will have two take-off runways and a landing strip with three arrester wires capable of operating a STOBAR (Short Take Off But Arrested Recovery). The main stay fighters positioned on board would be Russian made MiG -29k fighter jets. The naval variant of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) produced by India is also scheduled to be positioned on the warship. However, it would depend on how quickly and effectively Navy variant of the LCA is produced and cleared for active duty.

While nearly 90 per cent of the body work of the aircraft carrier has been designed and made in India, about 50 per cent of propulsion system is of Indian origin and about 30 per cent of fighting capability of the warship are from India.

"It will be equipped with a long range surface-to-air missiles system with multi-function radar and close-in weapons system (CIWS)," Admiral Dhowan said.

Apart from joining a select group of nations that build aircraft carriers, the major achievement for India has been the ability to fabricate weapons grade steel. "After our initial difficulty in procuring weapons grade steel, our own laboratories were able to crack the code. Steel Authority of India is now producing the requisite quality of steel" Admiral Dhowan said.

The ability to produce weapons grade steel is a big plus since majority of Indian warships will now be produced in India.











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August 12th, 2013  
SwordFish_13
 
 
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Source: IndiaTimes

India on Monday launched its first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, joining the elite club of nations with the capability of designing and building a warship of this size and capability.

Defence minister AK Antony's wife Elizabeth launched the 37,500-tonne carrier at Kochi shipyard almost four-and-a-half years after its keel was laid by the minister.

"It is a red-letter day for the entire nation and a proud moment for the country which has achieved self-reliance in the field of warship design and construction. Only a few advanced countries have capability to design and build such aircraft carriers," he said in his speech on the occasion.

Antony said this was an "important" first step towards a long journey in the area of warship building for the country. Other nations capable of designing and building a ship of equivalent size are the US, the UK, Russia and France.

The minister said the Navy's capabilities must be enhanced to ensure that it maintains "high operational preparedness to thwart any likely misadventure against our national interest."

He asked all stakeholders including the builder Cochin Shipyards Limited (CSL) to put collective efforts to ensure that the aircraft carrier is delivered on time, observing that many years were lost in the past due to "lack of coordination".

The launch of warship, which has a length of 260 metres and is 60 metres wide, is behind schedule by three years. It is set to go for extensive trials in 2016 before being inducted into the Navy by 2018 end.

Fighter aircraft - Mig-29K, Light Combat Aircraft and Kamov-31 helicopters - will deployed on board the carrier which will also carry an array of other weapons systems.


August 21st, 2013  
felixmtt
 
India is the only country in Asia to have 2 world class aircraft carriers, INS Vikranth will Join Indian Navy in 2018 but currently India has INS Viraat and INS Vikramaditya which recently renovated and undergone sea trails

http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsins-vikramaditya-undergoes-seatrials/

by end of 2018 Indian Navy will have 3 World class aircraft carriers


Congrats India....
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March 8th, 2015  
f-insas
 
Ins first compete its life cycle so most probably it will retire before 2018 but we r looking iac2 that will be much bigger vessel
March 9th, 2015  
ShahryarHedayatiSHBA
 
 
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Ins first compete its life cycle so most probably it will retire before 2018 but we r looking iac2 that will be much bigger vessel
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Originally Posted by felixmtt
India is the only country in Asia to have 2 world class aircraft carriers, INS Vikranth will Join Indian Navy in 2018 but currently India has INS Viraat and INS Vikramaditya which recently renovated and undergone sea trails

http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsins-vikramaditya-undergoes-seatrials/

by end of 2018 Indian Navy will have 3 World class aircraft carriers


Congrats India....
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Congrats to our INDIAN brothers
 


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