Lockheed Martin and Rosoboronexport to work on India’s Second Aircraft Carrier

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The Indian Navy has sent requests for proposals to four potential foreign contractors to assist it in constructing its second indigenous aircraft carrier, Indian media reported last week.India’s Navy has outlined some of the ship’s specifications in a letter of request to global shipbuilders.

The four companies that received the letter are the US-based Lockheed Martin; Britain’s BAE Systems, French shipbuilder, DCNS; and Russia’s Rosoboronexport state arms exporter.

India has requested a 300-meter long aircraft carrier that displaces 65,000 tons. The Navy also said that the ship should be able to travel at 30 knots and carry 30-35 fixed wing combat aircraft and about 20 rotary wing aircraft.

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