India’s Indigenous Aircraft Carrier Begins Sea Trials

Future INS Vikrant
Credit: Indian Navy
India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier, the future INS Vikrant, has begun sea trials in preparation for the ship’s planned introduction into service in 2022. The 262-m-long, 45,000-ton, conventionally powered carrier is being referred to as INS-1 prior to commissioning. On Aug. 4 the vessel...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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