INS Vikramaditya : Saviour Of The Indian Ocean

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)
 Decks  22
 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)
 Endurance  45 Days
 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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