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EXTENDED RANGE AND LETHALITY

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Author: CMDE RANJIT B RAI (RETD)

The INS Vindhyagiri and Taragiri (earlier Leander class frigates) were ingeniously fitted out with UAV control containers that extended their search range especially for missile attacks. Both ships are de-commissioned and it was hoped that new orders would be placed. The INS Vikramaditya’s MiG-29K fighters have just about enough take-off length with full payload and fuel which has to be reduced in high humid tropical conditions and planning and funding for a third aircraft carrier needs to be re-started.


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