Indian Navy assessing air defence options for aircraft carrier




The Indian Navy is assessing new air defence systems for the INS Vikramaditya, its largest warship, after concerns that it is vulnerable to air attacks. The aircraft carrier is not equipped with on-board self defence weapons nor a close in weapon system (CIWS) to shoot down incoming air attacks at close range. A collaboration between the Indian Navy, Israel and DRDO, dubbed the Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LRSAM) system, was due to be installed on the warship but it has seen significan...
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