The fourth phase of Sea Trials for Indigenous Aircraft Carrier- Vikrant has been successfully completed during which integrated trials of majority of equipment and systems onboard were undertaken.
- Defence Ministry said, the ship’s delivery is being targeted by the end of this month, followed by commissioning of the ship in August this year to commemorate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
- The indigenous design and construction of Aircraft Carrier by Indian Navy and Cochin Shipyard Limited is a shining example in the Nation’s quest for AatmaNirbhar Bharat and Make in India Initiative with more than 76 per cent indigenous content.
- Maiden Sea Trials of IAC were successfully completed in Aug 2021.
- This was followed by second and third phases of Sea Trials in Oct 2021 and Jan 2022 respectively.