India to Receive INS Vikramaditya on December 4

India to Receive INS Vikramaditya on December 4

Aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya (former Russian aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Gorshkov) will be delivered to Indian Navy on Dec 4, 2012, reports ITAR-TASS referring to a source in defense industry.

“The carrier’s sea trials will start on May 29, and in accordance with the contract terms the ship will be handed over to India on December 4″, said the source.

As was reported earlier, sea trials of the carrier will take place in the Barents Sea within two or three weeks. Then will come 3.5-month air wing tests.

Naval Today Staff , March 07, 2012; Image: funfix