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INS Vishal (R36)

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The INS Vishal (R36) is India's first nuclear powered aircraft carrier. The Vishal is planned to be 980 feet (298.7 meters) in length, displace 65,000 tons, and carry 65 fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. It will also be India's first aircraft carrier built in a CATOBAR (Catapult Assisted Take-Off But Arrested Recovery or Catapult Assisted Take-Off Barrier Arrested Recovery) configuration.

Specifications[edit]

  • Type: Aircraft Carrier
  • Service Period: 2025-
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 980 feet (298.7 meters)
    • Beam: 200 feet (60.96 meters)
    • Draft: 28 feet (8.53 meters)
    • Displacement: 65,000 tons
  • Crew: 1,400
  • Propulsion: 1 x Pressurized Water Reactor, 2 x shafts, 110,000 shp (83 MW)
  • Range: Unlimited
  • Speed: 30+ Knots (55.56+ km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 4 x Otobreda 76mm/62-caliber naval guns
    • 2 x 32-cell VLS (fires Barak 1 and Barak 8 SAMs)
    • 4 x AK-630 CIWS
  • Aircraft Carried: Up to 65 fixed wing aircraft and helicopters
  • Aircraft Supported: DRDO AURA, HAL Naval AMCA, HAL Naval Tejas, Mikoyan MiG-29K
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