VIKRAMADITYA-class aircraft carrier Weapon Systems // Ships // Aircraft Carriers

Country of Origin: India

The VIKRAMADITYA is a former Soviet-era aircraft-carrying cruiser that was sold to India and extensively modified to operate as a short-takeoff-but-arrested-recovery (STOBAR) carrier. The vessel was also known as a Modified KIEV-class vessel, the only one of the type. While in Russian service, VIKRAMADITYA (then designated as the GORSHKOV) was officially rated as a tactical aircraft-carrying cruiser (takticheskoye avionosnyy kreyser) in order to circumvent the Montreux Convention of...


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