INS Vikramaditya To Get Upgrade For Its Air Wing From Russia

For the first time, India’s only aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya will be fitted with a marine hydraulic system to boost the air operations of the ship. Hydraulics technology uses fluid pressure to power machines. 
Technodinamika, a subsidiary of Russia’s Rostec State Corporation, will install the system in the Indian Navy ship by May 2019. The GS-1MF hydraulic system is used in helicopters, while GS-3 is used in aircraft. 

Source- NDTV News

Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
  • INS Vikramaditya is 284 metres long and 60 metres high that’s about as high as a 20-storeyed building. 
  • The ship weighs 40,000 tonnes and is the biggest and heaviest ship in the Indian Navy. 

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