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Is it MRSAM?.................................
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Finally it got something to defend itself ..
Interesting Facts About INS Vikramaditya That Every Indian Must Know
March 17, 2017
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INS Vikramaditya has one of the mightiest carrier battle group in the world.
The navy‘s new carrier battle group is centered on Vikramaditya which consists of the modern Kolkata class destroyers, Shivalik and Talwar-class frigates, Kamorta-class anti-submarine warfare corvettes and new tankers. INS Chakra II is expected to fill the sub-surface component. The fine combinations of cutting edge destroyers, frigates, Anti-submarine vessels, corvettes and other vessels make it one of the most powerful carrier battle groups in the South Asia, due to the presence of United States Navy’s 5th fleet.
Pic by Navtej Singh
2. NATO Spied on INS Vikramaditya.
INS Vikramaditya was undergoing it’s sea trials along the Russian coast, still flying a Russian flag, when a Norwegian NATO P-3C surveillance aircraft started ‘buzzing’ the ship, flying overhead and dropping sensor buoys to get a feel for its electronics systems and capabilities. It did not leave until a Russian Navy MiG-29K was summoned from shore to chase it away.
Source – common.wikimedia.org
Senior defence analyst Shiv Aroor was on board when the incident happened. The matter was taken to the diplomatic level, but neither Indian nor NATO officials had any comments. Snooping attempts by both sides of the former Cold War rivals are common, but that an Indian vessel was targeted here is the interesting bit.
3. INS Vikramaditya has an ATM machine onboard.
INS Vikramaditya become the first naval vessel of Indian Navy to have an ATM onboard, State Bank of India installed one of a its kind ATM on INS Vikramaditya.
Source – ANI
Captain Krishna Swaminathan, Commanding Officer of INS Vikramaditya quoted, “The ATM machine will add to the variety of other facilities and amenities available to the crew. It will enable personnel of the ship to manage their domestic financial requirements better and “assist them in conducting their money transactions at their own convenience.
4. INS Vikramaditya, moving township in ocean
INS Vikramaditya has over 1600 personnel including 110 officers, INS Vikramaditya, a 45,400 ton ship with the capability to operate 34 aircraft including helicopters can be considered as a full-fledged township by herself.
5. INS Vikramaditya has automated idli and dosa machine.
Using technology developed by Mysore’s Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Eskay Enterprises installed six dosa-making machines and three-idli-making machines onboard the Vikramaditya. The machines can churn out 400 dosas and 1,000 idlis per hour.The Navy will be well fed, with the carrier requiring over a lakh of eggs, 20,000 liters of milk and 16 tons of rice every month; allowing her to sustain herself out at sea for about 45 days.
Barak 1 as of now
Barak 8 might be added later on. Barak 1 was added from another decommisioned ship.
who told you that Barak 8 will be added in Vikramaditya later on
That's the plan..
in current refit Barak 1 was fitted in. we are moving away from barak 1 and in future when Vikramaditya will be ready for refit, we can either add barak 8/LRSAM or a replacement for Barak 1 for which tendor will be floated soon.
Bullshit, to install Barak 8 You need billions of $ plus lot of re work to install new radar and modifications in the ship which makes the ship off from duty for more than some 2 years
There is no such plans so far
plz no compaerission...
no class vs US Strike ACC..... in the WORLD....
She's received some weapons from the decommissioned P16 frigate Godavari. In 2014, a naval review board decided Godavari would be decommissioned the following year. After 32 years of service, she was decommissioned on 23 December 2015.A senior naval official said she would first be stripped of her weaponry and any salvageable fittings, and then most likely be sunk as a target ship. Two of her four AK630s ended up on Vikramaditya, as did her three 8-cell Barak 1 VLUs and the Elta's EL/M-2221 a fire control radar. IMHO, she could use two more AK630 e.g. over the forward bridge, below the big Podberezovik ET2 radar, to plug the gap in air defences in the forward arc.
Somehow, 2 AK630 and a Barak -1 forms the anti-ship defense of this ship ..
FYI - INS Vikramaditya was refit and Barak 1 was added to it in 2 months time frame. Also Barak 8 too can be added quite easily and a lot cheaper that billion $ u are suggesting..During next refit, u will know that even Barak 8 has been integrated.
yeah its very easy to remove all other radar and install MF STAR plus wiring and make large VLS cells in the deck or Super structure
It takes some few penny and we will complete it in som seven days
Superb pics. I would love to have full resolution of the first one!
What is the occassion? Are Seakings now deployed off Vikramaditya?
From the recent exercise involving Americans and Japanese Navies ..
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