INS Vikramaditya

Aircraft Carrier Indian Navy India

INS Vikramaditya Aircraft Carrier Navy India Technical Data 925 001


INS Vikramaditya (Sanskrit, Vikramāditya meaning "Brave as the Sun") is a modified Kiev-class aircraft carrier and the flagship of the Indian Navy, which entered into service in 2013. She has been renamed in honour of Vikramaditya, a legendary emperor of India.

Originally built as Baku and commissioned in 1987, the carrier served with the Soviet Navy and later with the Russian Navy (as Admiral Gorshkov) before being decommissioned in 1996. The carrier was purchased by India on 20 January 2004 after years of negotiations at a final price of $2.35 billion. The ship successfully completed her sea trials in July 2013 and aviation trials in September 2013.

She was commissioned on 16 November 2013 at a ceremony held at Severodvinsk, Russia. On 14 June 2014, the Prime Minister of India formally inducted INS Vikramaditya into the Indian Navy and dedicated her to the nation.

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Technical Data

Weapon Systems
 Main armament 8 x CADS-N-1 Kashtan Close-In Weapon System (CIWS)
 Torpedoes NA
 Auxiliary Armament NA 
 Missiles Surface-to-air missile launchers;
Barak 8 air defense missiles 
 Counter-Measures NA
Engines 8 turbo-pressurised boilers;
4 shafts;
4 geared steam turbines;
generating 180,000 horsepower
Speed 32 knots
Range 11,731 nm (13,500 miles; 21,726 km)
Onboard Equipment
Sensors CCS MK II communication complex and Link II tactical data system
Radars  Long-range Air Surveillance Radars, LESORUB-E;
Resistor-E radar complex;


Dimensions Displacement
928 ft (282.85 m)
Width / Beam:
167 ft (50.90 m)
Height / Draught:
33.45 ft (10.20 m)
45,500 tons
Aircraft Crew
+36 1300
Aircraft carried Date of service
NA 2013
Country manufacturer Country operators
India India

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