India’s first homegrown aircraft carrier undocked

India’s first indigenously-built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant has undocked. The ship is being built at Cochin Shipyard Limited and now will undergo a series of fitment and trial processes before it is ready for propulsion and inducted into the Navy. The ship has a length of over 260 meters and breadth of 60 meters. It has two take-off runways and a landing strip with three arrester wires, capable of operating STOBAR aircraft including the indigenous LCA, as well as a range of helicopters with hangar facilities.

Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/indias-first-indigenous-aircraft-carrier-ins-vikrant-undocked/articleshow/47615967.cms

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