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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 16 November 2013
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Admiral Gorshkov, Baku and Project 1143.4
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Sevmash
Parent System: Project 1143.4
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1975
Total Production: 4
Family Members: Project 1143.4
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Description: The Project 1143, also known as Kiev class, aircraft carrier was designed to provide support for Soviet ballistic submarines, surface ships and aircraft of the Soviet navy. They feature anti-air, anti-surface and anti-submarine weapon systems as well as a large flight deck for helicopters and V/STOL aircraft such as Yak-38.

The Admiral Gorshkov, ex-Baku, aircraft carrier was sold to India in January 2004 (20-Jan-2004) along with an extensive refitting package that will enable this aircraft carrier to operate Ka-27, Ka-31 helicopters and Mig-29K (KUB) multi-role aircraft (16+30). The weapon system of Admiral Gorshkov carrier will be upgraded according to the terms of the contract between Russia and India. The Indian Navy's goal is to ensure its influence and stability in the Indian Ocean using Vikramaditya carrier, which is the name this ship will be commissioned in August 2008. The purchase contract was valued at $974 million. In March 2010 the retrofit contract value increased to $2.3 billion with the delivery planned for 2012. Finally, the ship was delivered in November 2013.

The Indian Navy INS Vikramaditya will be equipped with Mig-29K fighter jets and Ka-27 helicopters. The ship air defense system includes the AK-630 close-in weapon system (CIWS) and the LRSAM long-range surface-to-air missile system.

Vikramaditya Specifications

Crew: 1,600
Beam: 53 meter (174 foot)
Length: 270 meter (886 foot)
Max Range: 13,500 nautical mile (25,002 kilometer)
Total Combined Power: 200,000 shp (149 MW)
Cruise Speed: 18 knot (9.25 mps)
Top Speed: 32 knot (16.4 mps)
Full Displacement: 45,000 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Vikramaditya News

There are 14 news between
20 Jan 2004 and 15 Jan 2020
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Wednesday, January 15, 2020Indian Navy Tejas Takes Off from the Deck of INS Vikramaditya Aircraft Carrier
Sunday, January 12, 2020Indian Navy to Get Advanced LCA(N) Mk1 Jet by 2026
Saturday, January 11, 2020Indian Navy LCA Jets Lands on Aircraft Carrier for First Time
Friday, September 13, 2019Indian Navy LCA Makes Successful Arrested Landing
Thursday, August 2, 2018Indian LCA Navy Fighter Successfully Tests Technology Enabling Deck Landing
Saturday, March 25, 2017India Successfully Conducts First Firing of Barak 8 Missile from Vikramaditya Aircraft Carrier
Monday, September 17, 2012INS Vikramaditya Commissioning Delayed Again Due to Propulsion Malfunction
Monday, July 23, 2012Mig-29KUB Makes First Landing on Indian Navy Vikramaditya Aircraft Carrier
Friday, June 8, 2012India's Vikramaditya Russian-built Aircraft Carrier Starts Sea Trials
Friday, March 12, 2010India and Russia Agree on $2.3 Billion Admiral Gorshkov Aircraft Carrier and GLONASS

Operators & Related Equipment

Nov 20131

Grand Total 11
Cannons & Gear
Combat Aircraft
Defensive Weapons
Offensive Weapons
Protection Systems
Barak 8 AMDx1
Support Aircraft

Vikramaditya Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
Vikramaditya-16 Nov 2013-
Admiral Gorshkov 198216 Nov 1987-

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