Indigenously made aircraft carrier progressing well; delivery by 2021

India’s indigenously made seaborne aircraft carrier–INS Vikrant–is progressing well and will be delivered to the Navy by early 2021.  The trials of fighter jets flying from the deck of the warship will be conducted after that.

Vice Admiral AK Saxena, Controller, warship production and acquisition of the Navy, listed the timeline of the upcoming sea-borne carrier.

Vice Admiral Saxena, while addressing a press conference here on Monday, said, “The construction is moving at a brisk pace. The gas turbines could be fired in the third quarter of this year. Basin trials will follow and the testing of the aviation complex.”

The carrier is being made by Cochin Shipyard Limited.   Read More

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