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Made In India Vikrant Sets Out For 2nd Sea Trial

By Rediff News Bureau
October 25, 2021 09:27 IST
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India's first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, the largest and most complex warship to be built in the country, began its second set of trials on Sunday, October 24, ahead of its induction into the Indian Navy by August next year.

Following the first sea trials in August 2021, the navy had said the warship's performance was found satisfactory.

INS Vikrant will operate MiG-29K fighter jets, Kamov-31 helicopters, MH-60R multi-role helicopters.

It has over 2,300 compartments, designed for a crew of around 1,700 people, including specialised cabins to accommodate women officers.

INS Vikrant has a top speed of around 28 knots and a cruising speed of 18 knots with an endurance of about 7,500 nautical miles.

The indigenous aircraft carrier is 262 metres long, 62 metres wide and has a height of 59 metres. Its construction began in 2009.

Please click on the images for a better look at INS Vikrant.

IMAGE: The INS Vikrant sails for its second sea trials from Kochi, October 24, 2021. All Photographs: ANI Photo

 

IMAGE: The 40,000-tonne aircraft carrier, the largest and most complex warship to be built in India, successfully completed a five-day maiden sea voyage in August.

 

IMAGE: INS Vikrant has been built at a cost of around Rs 23,000 crore (Rs 230 billion).

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