posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 10:02 PM
reply to post by angrymartian
The ex-Gorshkov is now the INS Vikramditya, and has been sailing for at least several months now undergoing trials.
The new carrier is the INS Vikrant. She's 40,000 tons, 860 feet long, with a 30 aircraft capacity (20 fixed wing, 10 helicopters). It's a STOBAR
configuration, with a ski jump which will allow MiG-29s to operate off her deck. She's going to be gas powered.
INS Vishal is going to be the second carrier they build. It is still in the design phase, and could be 65,000 tons, with steam catapults. Reports
are that she's still years away from starting though.