India's Vikrant Aircraft Carrier Constructed with Indigenously-Developed Steel

  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 06:21 AM, September 2, 2022
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India's Vikrant Aircraft Carrier Constructed with Indigenously-Developed Steel

The Indian Navy’s INS Vikrant aircraft carrier is being constructed with steel produced locally by Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL).

SAIL has supplied about 30,000 tons of specialty steel for building the vessel which will be commissioned today, September 2, 2022 at Cochin Shipyard Ltd.

The steel supplied by SAIL for this indigenous project comprises of special DMR grade Plates. These DMR grade plates have been developed by SAIL in collaboration with Indian Navy and DMRL. The DMR plates of Grade 249 A were used for the hull and vessel interiors and Grade 249 B for the flight deck of this warship. The entire quantity of speciality steel, except for the bulb bars, has been supplied by SAIL’s integrated steel plants at Bhilai, Bokaro and Rourkela. This special grade steel, DMR plates, which has been used for the construction of INS Vikrant is an import substitute.

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Defensemirror.com Bureau

India's Vikrant Aircraft Carrier Constructed with Indigenously-Developed Steel
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