India’s large active-duty aircraft carrier is about to complete the repair BrahMos anti-ship missile
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Global Times correspondent reported that the U.S. “Defense News” quoted senior Indian naval officer as saying that the Indian Navy is currently the only aircraft carrier “virrat” was already in dry dock for a year of renovation, a month later, she will dock into the sea, and will remain in service until 2015.
the Indian aircraft carrier from Russia Gou program has not successfully, the Indian Navy hopes “virrat” was to complete the overhaul. Although Russia in 2008 as planned it should be delivered to the Indian Navy, “Gorshkov” aircraft carrier, but now both sides are still deadlocked on the issue price.
Indian Navy official said the Indian Navy hopes to obtain in 2015, “Gorshkov” aircraft carrier and the first domestic carrier. This can smoothly take over the closer to retirement age, “virrat” aircraft carrier.
“virrat” in the overhaul during the installation of a new fire control system, navigation radar, improved NBC protection system and help reduce system. The loading of the “Kashtan” close-in system has been sent to Russia for repairs. “Virrat” was also fitted with the Israeli production of “Barak” ship to air missile system and Russia’s “Brahmos” anti-ship missiles.
Indian Navy aircraft carrier six long-term plans and equipment, the establishment of ocean-going naval forces and improve its offshore capability.
“virrat” was originally a Royal Navy aircraft carrier enter service in 1959, “Hull Moss” aircraft carrier. India bought in 1986, “Hull Moss’ number. “Virrat” was the first major overhaul in 1999, ending in 2001.