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16 Comments on "EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: INS Vikramaditya Firing Trials"
What rockets are they?
I wonder shiv weather shiv will(or had) respond(ed) to any queries..
Nice videos Shiv Aroor.Your blog is one of the best & informative.Please Keep up updating about the latest developments.Thank You
Easy target for PN submarines…do you remember Kukri.
They are manually feeding the missiles… shame this ship is sitting duck.
those are chaff launchers meant to decoy radar guided missiles … but they are not enough..IN should have at least got AK630s installed and got barak later.
to anon @9.26do you remember khyber, shahjahan,muhafiz,ghanzi??…:P
They could have fired these rockets to scare away the NATO P-3 Orion spy plane
Shiv as per surface to air defense , do you feel this ship got better than , what chinese carrier have
Anon 9:26AM Do you remember pns gazi?
Was surprised to see the loading of the Surface to surface rockets is still manual process. Indian Navy should now concentrate to automate the process when it arrives here. This not only makes the control of the firing error proof but also improved Health and Safety of personel especially when weapons/armaments are involved. Lessons should be learnt form recent Submarine mishap in Mumbai.
its the vik's passive defensive system called ZiF-121. It an protect against both missiles & torpedoessome more information herehttp://www.aame.in/2013/07/ins-vikramaditya-testing-its-zif-121.htmlhttp://www.aame.in/2013/11/the-vikramaditya-test-fires-its.html
PNS Ghazi met with an accident while maneuvering through shallow waters. She was not sunk by any indian ship, they did'n't even know she was there. It was indeed a feat to travel from Karachi all the way to Bay of Bengal. Pakistan has more expertise in submarine warfare than india.
Anon 9:38 AM How did you know it met with an accident or a mine? Or a depth charge? FYI: ASW hunters in the area were throwing periodic depth charges.Yes PN has more experience sinking its own submarine. What a shame! It also has more experience in not able to defend its own main port – Karachi.
Trials people, not a live fire drill. Things would move much faster in the latter. The Vik's being put through the paces and not being ridden hard as it is brought upto operational readiness