A light aircraft carrier “Vikramaditya” is intended to replace an Indian worn out aircraft carrier “Vikrant”. When finished it must become a flagship of Indian naval forces. This airship carrier was constructed on the basis of an aircraft-carrying heavy cruiser “Admiral Gorshkov” that underwent deep modernization. Today it’s in the navy of India, till December 2012 it will have been tested.
After the reconstruction the airborne antisubmarine cruiser turned into the light aircraft carrier.
Thay had to replace most of the elements above the waterline, utility boilers, all the equipment was replaced with new, exceptionally anti-aircraft one. The shed was also rebuilt. The aircraft carrier will be able to take aboard aircrafts with mass up to 25 tons. Helicopters Ka-28 and Ka-31 will be located on the aircraft carrier. Russian Ka-60 (Ka-64) and Indian HAL Dhruv might be also located aboard.