SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
The elite fighter pilots of the Indian Navy after a gap of two years will commence aviation flight trials onboard the newly commissioned INS Vikrant after Russian manufactured INS Vikramaditya was out of service for maintenance work. INS Vikrant has left for the deep sea to commence trials that will include Deck-based fighter jets like Mig-29K and LCA-Navy Mk1.
INS Vikrant already has been incorporated with the Indo-Israeli LR-SAM Air Defence interceptor missile and soon will also be getting the MRSAM, along with the MF-Star radar by early 2023. INS Vikrant already has incorporated RAN-40L 3D air surveillance radar, DRDO-developed Shakti Electronic Warfare suite.
INS Vikrant will become fully operational by end of 2023.
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