Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) 'Vikrant' completes successful maiden sea voyage

August 8, 2021 Photo(s): By PRO (Navy)

Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) 'Vikrant' successfully accomplished its maiden sea voyage on August 8 for which she had sailed on August 4, 2021 from Kochi. Trials progressed as planned and system parameters proved satisfactory. The carrier would continue to undergo series of sea trials to prove all equipment and systems prior handing over the vessel to the Indian Navy.During the maiden sailing, ship’s performance, including hull, main propulsion, Power Generation and Distribution (PGD) and auxiliary equipment were tested. Trials have progressed as planned and system parameters have been proved satisfactory. The carrier would undergo a series of Sea Trials to prove all equipment and systems prior to its delivery in 2022.Delivery of Vikrant is being targeted to coincide with celebrations to commemorate 75th anniversary of India’s independence ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.