Today the defence minister of India, Nirmala Sitharaman spent her entire day in the INS Vikramaditya reviewing the operational maneuvers of the Western Fleet ships, conducted by the Indian Navy.
The INS Vikramaditya is the Indian largest aircraft career, which can carry 30 fighter aircrafts. It has a surveillance capability of 500 Kms with long range air surveillance radar and advanced electronic warfare suite. It can accommodate 1600 personal. With a capacity of over 8,000 tonnes of LSHSD, she is capable of operations up to a range of over 7,000 nautical miles or 13000 kms.
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The ship has the ability to carry over 30 aircraft comprising an assortment of MiG 29K/Sea Harrier, Kamov 31, Kamov 28, Sea King, ALH-Dhruv and Chetak helicopters. The MiG 29K swing role fighter is the main offensive platform and provides a quantum jump for the Indian Navys maritime strike capability. These fourth generation air superiority fighters provide a significant fillip for the Indian Navy with a range of over 700 nm and an array of weapons including anti-ship missiles, Beyond Visual Range air-to-air missiles, guided bombs and rockets.
She also witnessed the supersonic MiG-29 working. The defence minister reviewed the combat capabilities and the nigh take off module of the aircraft. The ship is equipped with state of the art launch and recovery systems along with aids to enable smooth and efficient operation of ship borne aircraft. Major systems include the LUNA Landing system for MiGs,DAPS Landing system for Sea Harriers and Flight deck lighting systems.
The heart of the operational network that infuses life into the combat systems onboard the ship is the Computer aided Action Information Organisation (CAIO) system, LESORUB-E, with the capability to gather data from ships sensors and data links and to process, collate and assemble comprehensive tactical pictures.
Nirmala Sitharaman expressed happiness over the state of are facilities in the ship and congratulated the Indian Navy.
Watch the supersonic MiG -29 take off…..A treat for the eyes!
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