New Delhi: The Minister of State (MoS) for Defence, Shripad Naik, stated in Rajya Sabha today that major structural and outfitting work of the Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) has been completed. Major milestone activities including starting of main propulsion machinery and trials of power generation machinery have been completed. Trials of other ship’s equipment and systems are presently in progress.
The ship’s targeted delivery was affected due to delay in supply of aviation equipment from Russia.
The Indian Navy acquires various ships, weapons and equipment, including the carrier-based Aircraft, in accordance with the Maritime Capability Perspective Plan (MCPP) and Long Term Integrated Perspective Plan (LTIPP).
This information was given by the Minister of State for Defence, Shripad Naik, in a written reply to Amar Patnaik in Rajya Sabha today.
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