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INS Vikramaditya for first time to be fitted with marine hydraulic systems

India's only aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya for the first time will be fitted with marine hydraulic systems to boost the air operations of the ship.
INS Vikramaditya for first time to be fitted with marine
  • It will be fitted with two marine hydraulic systems whose technical terms go by "GS-1MF" and "GS-3".

More Details:

  • Marine hydraulic systems GS-1MF and GS-3 will be used for refuelling, cleaning and pressurisation of hydraulic systems of aircraft and helicopters on board INS Vikramaditya. 
  • GS-1MF hydraulic system is used in helicopters, while GS-3 is used in aircraft.
  • The upgrades and sea trials of these systems will be done in India.
  • The system will be installed by Technodinamika, a subsidiary of Russia's Rostec State Corporation by May 2019.
  • Technodinamika specialises in development, manufacturing and after-sales servicing for systems and equipments of civil and military aircraft.

About INS Vikramaditya:

  • It is a powerful aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy. 
  • It was built in 1987 and had served the Soviet navy (named as Baku).
  • It was later renamed Admiral Gorshkov under the Russian navy.
  • India had purchased it in 2004 at a cost of $2.3 billion and was commissioned in the Indian Navy in November 2013 at Severodvinsk in Russia.
  • INS Vikramaditya's design is based on the Kiev-class aircraft carriers. 
  • It is 284 metres long and 60 metres high (high as 20-storeyed building).
  • It weighs 40,000 tonnes and is the biggest and heaviest ship in the Indian Navy.
  • Its air wing consists of 30 MiG 29K fighter jets and six Kamov helicopters. 
  • It is based at its home port at Karwar in Karnataka.

Question:

Q. What is the name of India's only aircraft carrier that for the first time will be fitted with marine hydraulic systems to boost the air operations of the ship?
a. INS Vikrant
b. INS Vikramaditya
c. INS Vijayrath
d. None of the above
INS Vikramaditya for first time to be fitted with marine hydraulic systems INS Vikramaditya for first time to be fitted with marine hydraulic systems Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on August 28, 2018 Rating: 5

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