Indian Navy Aircraft Carrier INS Vikramaditya to be Upgraded with Defensive Weapon Systems
According to local media, the Indian Navy aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya (R 33) will soon enter its first scheduled maintenance. As part of this scheduled maintenance, several new weapon systems will be fitted on board the aircraft carrier. Work is to be carried out at the Naval Ship Repair Yard in the new naval base at Karwar, where is based INS Vikramaditya.
The new systems to be installed include Israeli made (Rafael) Barak 1 surface-to-air missile systems (in Vertical Launch Systems) and four 30mm six-barrel AK-630 Close In Weapon System guns. The systems will be taken off decommissioned Project 16 Godavari class Frigates.