Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) Vikrant completed its maiden five-day voyage on Sunday. The performance of this 40 thousand ton ship was found satisfactory in the tests. Let us inform that this ship, built at a cost of Rs 23 thousand crores, was sent for sea trials on Wednesday and now it has successfully completed its trials. IAC Vikrant will be inducted into the Navy by August next year.
Indigenous IAC Vikrant returned after a five-day voyage, know when will join the Navy.
Vikrant successfully returned from its maiden test trip after 5 days on Sunday. The 40,000-tonne warship IAC Vikrant, built at a cost of around Rs 23,000 crore, is to be inducted into the Indian Navy by August next year. Before that it will have to go through several tests, of which this was the first.
The aircraft carrier had left Kochi on August 4. The Indian Navy said, the tests proceeded as planned and the system parameters have proved to be satisfactory. The carrier will continue to undergo a series of sea trials to test all equipment and systems before handing over the ship to the Indian Navy.
Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) ‘Vikrant’ designed by the Directorate of Naval Design of the Indian Navy Public sector shipyard under the Ministry of Shipping Cochin Shipyard Limited (Cochin Shipyard Limited).
Successful sea trial of first indigenously built aircraft carrier Vikrant.
On the successful completion of the trial, Vice Admiral AK Chawla said that it is indeed a “historic moment for the country”.
“We are going back to Kochi after five days of sea trials. We are going back with great satisfaction. All this has been possible with teamwork,” the Vice Admiral was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
The Navy said the system parameters proved satisfactory during the trials. The ship’s performance including rudder, main propulsion, power generation and distribution (PGD) and accessories were tested during the exercise. Vice Admiral AK Chawla, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command reviewed the trials.
IAC P71 Vikrant has been made at a cost of about 23 thousand crores.
IAC P71 Vikrant has been made at a cost of about 23 thousand crores. This aircraft carrier is about 262 meters long and 62 meters wide. It is built by Cochin Shipyard Limited. Its top speed is said to be 52 kilometers per hour. It has 14 floors and 2300 compartments. 1700 marines can be deployed on it. 30 fighter aircraft and helicopters can be deployed on this ship.
Let us tell you that India currently has only one aircraft carrier ‘INS Vikramaditya’. The Indian Navy is emphasizing on increasing its capability to counter China’s growing presence in the Indian Ocean region.
The ship is designed to accommodate an assortment of fixed-wing and rotary aircraft, with a high degree of automation for machinery operation, ship navigation and survivability.
The test, which was reviewed by Vice Admiral A.K. Chawla.
During the first sailing, the ship’s performance, including rudder, main propulsion, power generation and distribution (PGD) and accessories, is tested.
The test, which was reviewed by Vice Admiral A.K. Chawla, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Naval Command on the last day; Progress has been made as per the plan and the system parameters have proved to be satisfactory.
The successful completion of the first trial layoffs, despite the challenges being faced due to the Covid-19 pandemic and COVID protocols, is a testimony to the dedicated efforts of a large number of stakeholders for over a decade. It is a major landmark activity and historical event.
Vikrant’s delivery is targeted at the 75th anniversary of the Amrit Mahotsav of India’s Independence Independence Day.
Vikrant will undergo a series of sea trials to prove all the equipment and systems before its delivery in 2022. Vikrant’s delivery is targeted at the 75th anniversary of the Amrit Mahotsav of India’s Independence Independence Day.
With the delivery of the IAC, India will join a select group of nations with the capability to indigenously design and build an aircraft carrier and will give a fillip to the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative. The delivery of the IAC will further strengthen India’s position in the Indian Ocean region.