With the motto of “Strike far, Strike Sure” INS Vikramaditya commissioned in the Indian Navy on 16 November 2013. INS Vikramaditya is known as the saviour of the Indian ocean. INS Vikramaditya is the Indian Navy’s largest short take-off but assisted recovery aircraft carrier. It is the Russian Navy’s decommissioned vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) missile cruiser carrier. After being decommissioned by Russia, the vessel was purchased by India in 2003.
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This Aircraft Carrier has 22 decks and 2,500 compartments, of which 1,750 were completely re-built and sponsons are installed to increase the breadth of the flight deck. This modernized Aircraft is also equipped with flight deck lighting systems, new AC plants, refrigeration plants, 14° sky jump, 30m wide arrester gears, and three restraining gears. It has two reverse osmosis plants for producing 400t of fresh water per day.
On 21 January 2017 State Bank of India installed an ATM machine on INS Vikramaditya, making it the first Indian Navy ship to have an ATM. It can operate two aircraft carriers simultaneously.
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INS Vikramaditya Specifications:
|Class and type||Modified, Kiev-Aircraft Carrier|
|Displacement||45000 tons of loaded displacement|
|Length||284 meters (932 ft)|
|Beam||61 Meters (200ft)|
|Draught||10.2 Meters (33 ft)|
|Installed power||6 turbo-alternators and 6 diesel alternators which generate 18 Mwe|
|Propulsion||8 turbo-pressurized boilers, 4 shafts, 4 geared steam turbines, generating 180,000 Horsepower (134,226 kW)|
|Speed||13,500 nautical miles (25,000 km) at 18|
|Range||13,500 nautical miles (25,000 km) at 18 Knots (33 km/h)|
|Complement||110 officers and 1500 sailors|
|Sensors and processing systems||Long-range Air Surveillance Radars, LESORUB-E, Resistor-E radar complex, CCS MK II communication complex, and Link II tactical data system|
|Aircraft carried||Maximum of 36 aircraft including 26- MIG- 29k and 10 × Kamov Ka- 31 AEW&C and Kamov Ka-28 ASW helicopters|
|Motto||Strike far, Strike Sure|
|Commissioned||16 November 2013|
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