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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

INS Vikramaditya Out At Sea

Extended video footage showing the Soviet Aircraft-carrying Cruiser 'Admiral Gorshkov' turned Indian Navy Aircraft Carrier 'INS Vikramaditya' on its first sea trial, last year.

Seem to have missed this one earlier. Seen additionally in this clip are the operation of the Vik's lift, lowering a Kamov Ka-28 'Helix', helicopter, shown landing, into its cavernous hangar in the lower deck. Towards the end of the clip, there appears to be some pole-like structures extending from the Carrier's structure. Any ideas what they could be?

Meanwhile, the most recent Russian proclamation of its delivery into Indian hands,

"The ship is to be put in a dock in April, go on sea trials in June and July and be officially handed over some time in November"


Related: Latest Satellite Imagery Eyeballing Aircraft Carrier INS Vikramaditya in Russia