Kochi: India's Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) is getting ready for the sea trial. Bengaluru-based Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited has designed the Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) of the ship which is built with Russian technology.
The aircraft carrier will venture into the sea after 12 years of long waiting. The construction of the ship started in 2009. It was officially launched in 2013.
The ship is getting ready for the sea trials after successfully completing the basin trial in November 2020.
IAC is the most complex warship building project to have been indigenously developed and built. It has the capacity to accommodate 30 aircraft at a time. The cables used in the 2300 compartments of the ship can be extended to 2100 kilometres. The ship which has a length of 262 metres can travel with a speed of 28 nautical miles.
It can easily accommodate over 1500 navy officials.
(with added inputs from agencies)