Indian Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC),INS Vikrant built by the Cochin Shipyard Limited will be launched Today. INS Vikrant Aircraft Carrier will be armed with underdevelopment Indo-Israeli Barak 8 long range surface-to-air missiles (LR SAM) for self defence.

INS Vikrant Aircraft Carrier is 260 metres long, have breadth of 60 metres and it can attain speed of over 28 knots. It will operate indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas Mk II and Russian Mikoyan MiG-29K Fulcrum-D carrier-borne multirole fighter jets and different type of helicopters for Anti-submarine warfare (ASW), Combat search and rescue (CSAR) operations, airborne early warning operations and transportation purposes.



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