The Indian Navy has issued a request for information to DCNS, Rosoboronexport, Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems for designing its 65000 ton future aircraft carrier.
The carrier is intended to be 300 meters long, capable of a top speed of 30 knots besides being equipped with an electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) as an option, Indian media reported today.
It would have a catapult to launch fighter aircraft with arrested landing. The carrier should be able to carry around 30 aircraft plus 20 helicopters.
The carrier is the second of the new generation carriers planned in India. The first of which is under construction at the Cochin Shipyard in South India.