India’s domestic carrier in 2013 to more than 30 aircraft parked
India’s future aircraft carrier scenario
According to the Russian military news network reported on October 14, India Daily News and Analysis website recently reported that, as India built the first ship 40,000 tons class aircraft carrier (IAC) has been the core of the modular structure is complete, the engine room, diesel generator room, and all 21 modules have been manufactured in the two completed.
India’s domestic carrier length 260 meters, 60 meters wide, will be equipped with four American General Corporation’s LM2500 gas turbine, with a total power of 80 megawatts, enough to ensure the carrier speed of 28 knots. Will also assemble six diesel generators, each power of 3 MW. It is reported that the first domestic carrier ships built in 2013, plans to stop the Russian-made MiG-29K fighters, the Indian domestic LCA “glorious” Russian-made light aircraft and helicopters card -31, a total of more than 30 aircraft. Aircraft carrier deck will be located two runways and three sets of landing block device.
January 2003, the Indian government approved the development and construction of aircraft carriers, in February 2009 at Cochin Shipyard started construction of the first aircraft carrier, planned in two phases. The first phase of construction work will be completed by the end of this year, will be the first aircraft carrier launched the second phase will be completed by the end of 2013 and began flight testing.