Indian aircraft carrier Vikramaditya went to sea for tests

PETERSBURG, July 3 — RIA Novosti.Aircraft carrier for the Indian Navy, "Vikramaditya" in the night of July 3 was submitted for testing, which will last until the autumn of this year, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday on the sidelines of the International Maritime Defense Show Deputy General Director of "Rosoboronexport" Igor Sevastyanov.


He stressed that all previously announced dates for delivery of the ship to the Indian side confirmed.

"All is well. Sounded confirmed plans are being implemented. Was frustrating., You all know why. Ship will be delivered in the autumn, nowhere to retreat," — said Sevastiyanov.

The largest export contract in the sphere of military-technical cooperation to modernize the "Admiral Gorshkov" sold to the Indian Navy, was imprisoned in Russia in 2004 and stipulated that Russia will modernize the ship for 750 million dollars and put India carrier aviation in the same amount.

Originally planned transfer of the ship to the customer in 2008, but because of the increased volume of work deadlines repeatedly shifted. The new contract amount is $ 2.3 billion and is in addition to the signed agreement in 2004. On the ship will be based MiG-29K and Ka-27 and Ka-31. The ship has a flight deck and a springboard for the take-off of the MiG-29K is equipped with modern equipment. Length "Vikramaditya" — 274 meters, width — 53 meters, full load displacement — 45,500 tons.

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