Representatives of Sevmash and Navy India signed a contract for technical assistance in the maintenance of aircraft carrier "Vikramaditya" after the warranty period
19 November 2013, 0:00
"Vikramaditya" Aircraft Carrier Transferred to the Indian Navy
On November 16, the "Vikramaditya" aircraft carrier was transferred to the Indian Navy. Kirovsky Zavod had carried out modernization of ship's energy equipment.
The General Director of the Kirov Group, Georgy Semenenko, and the Deputy General Director, Mikhail Tikhonenko, took part in the ceremony of the handing over of the ship to the navy of the Republic of India. The Vikramaditya had been reconstructed from the heavy aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov of the Russian Navy. The ship underwent a thorough modernization at OJSC PO Sevmash.
Kirov-Energomash (a subsidiary of the Kirov Group) rebuilt the entirety of the ship's energy equipment, manufactured all necessary parts, instruments, accessories, and compiled all the necessary operational documentation. Most parts and units were upgraded on the grounds of Kirovsky Zavod in St. Petersburg. Plant specialists disassembled, inspected, and repaired the high- and low-pressure turbines, the reduction gear, the regulation, control, and safety systems, and the turbo-circulatory, turbo- and electric oil pumps. The charging turbine sets were also replaced.
The ceremony was also attended by: the Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Dmitry Rogozin; the Chief of Staff of the Russian Navy Admiral, Viktor Chirkov; the President of the OJSC Joint Shipbuilding Corporation, Vladimir Shmakov; and the General Director of OJSC PO Sevmash, Mikhail Budnichenko. The Indian delegation at the event was headed by Minister of Defense, Arackaparambil Kurien Antony, and he was accompanied with several other representatives of the Indian military.
Sujoy wrote:India had spent US$ 1 billion on refurbishing the INS Vikramaditya. What did India get - a 'training carrier' that is barely able to sail 2 weeks in last 2 yrs, a 29K unable to take sustained shocks of carrier landings and zero accountability. Details in this thread below.
It joined the Indian Navy just 7 years ago. The refurbishing cost now stands at US$3 billion. This aircraft carrier is in such a bad state that it is unable to join carrier exercises that happen even in our backyard and sea training for aviators is being carried out using STBF in Goa.lancelot wrote: Carriers in general are a waste of money and resources. $1billion is cheap for a carrier like that though.