Indigenous Vikrant class Aircraft Carrier (IAC)

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  1. Kay

    Kay Senior Member Senior Member

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    EMALS is having teething problems. Airframes are getting overstressed using EMALS. Also, IAC 2 is not nuclear powered, but wishes to use electric drives which is also a new technology and had teething problems. It is better for these technologies to mature. We have to go slow on IAC 2.
     
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    AC Plant on-board IAC Vikrant is commissioned

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  3. Armand2REP

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    I don't think I have ever seen a commissioning ceremony for an air con before. I guess when you sail in waters that hot you pray that it keeps working.
     
  4. Aaj ka hero

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    Is radar installed or that still in waiting period.
     
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    MF-STAR is installed. The RAN-40L surveillance radar is not.
     
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    What is the likely carrier battle group of ins vikrant?

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    IAC 1 latest - 6/12/19 - To the right side which you can't see is a much bigger radar mast for P17A or B.
     
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    Is the DRDO Tech Demonstrator ship nearby ?
     
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    Should be commissioned towards dec 2020 but whole battle group comprising p15b,p17a,kalavari class,new talwar class would be achievable till 2022
     
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    You can see the DRDO ship here. White boat with the A-frame just behind the the Aircraft carrier. Many thanks for the pics.:hail:
     
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    Indian Navy to get new aircraft-carrier in 2021: Vice Admiral A.K. Saxena



    The Indian Navy will get a new aircraft-carrier in early 2021, a year and a half from now, Vice Admiral A.K. Saxena said today.

    The Navy, down to one carrier, the Russian-built INS Vikramaditya, once Admiral Gorshkov, has always aspired to be a two-carrier fleet, with one operating out of the Arabian Sea and the other, the Bay of Bengal. With the INS Viraat, once HMS Hermes, retired a couple of years ago, the Navy has been looking for another carrier.

    The new carrier is likely to begin sea-trials early next year and is expected to join the fleet the year after. But the Navy is also looking at another carrier, to be built at the Cochin Shipyard, the first carrier to be built in India.

    While the government has cleared the project, in principle, the budgetary allocation is yet to be made, the vice-admiral, Controller, Warship Production and Acquisition, said. He was replying to questions about the debate within the defence establishment about the use of land-based aircraft or another carrier. He mentioned that it will be a carrier, but decisions about its structure were being taken.

    The other important issue relates to the necessary warplanes for the carrier. The INS Vikramaditya uses the MiG-29K fighters. What the Navy would want for the first carrier is yet to be decided. A carrier usually carries a complement of fighters and helicopters, the numbers depending on the size. The new carrier (INS Vikrant or Indigenous Aircraft carrier 1) is likely to be about 40,000 tonnes and a complement of 40 fighters and helicopters can be assumed. But fighters are expensive, the most expensive part of the carrier's complement.

    The old Vikrant, once with the Royal Navy, was decommissioned in the late Nineties. It saw action in the 1972 Indo-Pak war. The Viraat saw action in the Falklands war: she was HMS Hermes then, with Prince Andrew a part of the crew.

    https://www.timesnownews.com/india/...arrier-in-2021-vice-admiral-a-k-saxena/450581
     
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    Actually we did a big mistake by going for you Vikrant class aircraft carrier by not working on design thoroughly. We should have either taken Russia assistance or we should have gone for consultancy tender for Vikrant class aircraft carrier. This design has some flows and definitely a sub optimal design when you are commmitting for such huge investment in defence sector you can cannot go ahead with anything less than optimal design. I hope that this will bebtaken care in new design.
     
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    INS Vikrant will be delivered by 2021, fighter jet trials soon after that, Navy says

    Top naval officer says construction of the indigenous aircraft carrier, at the Cochin Shipyard, is progressing at a 'brisk pace'.



    New Delhi: Indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant is being built at a brisk pace and will be ready for delivery by early 2021, a top naval officer said Monday. The warship had missed its 2018 deadline, and there had been speculation of a further delay in its commissioning.

    Vice Admiral A.K. Saxena, controller, warship production and acquisition, Indian Navy, however, said, “The construction is moving at a brisk pace. The gas turbines could be fired in the third quarter of this year. Basin trials will follow and so will the testing of the aviation complex.”

    Saxena was addressing the media at the curtain raiser event of a seminar, ‘Nation Building through Shipbuilding’, scheduled to be held on 25-26 July.

    The vice admiral said fighter jet trials for INS Vikrant would follow soon after the Navy is handed over the aircraft carrier. While the light combat aircraft for the Navy has been delayed, the force has floated a Request For Information (RFI) for 57 deck-based fighters.

    The carrier is being made by Cochin Shipyard Limited.

    Submarines to have indigenous components
    Saxena further said the next generation submarines, to be produced after the completion of the submarine programme Project 75-I, could have over 50 per cent of indigenous components. The Ministry of Defence had last month floated an expression of interest inviting firms to manufacture six submarines under the programme.

    On the second indigenous aircraft carrier IAC-2, Saxena said the government has nearly accepted the requirement, and the project, which is on the drawing board at present, is being deliberated upon.

    At the moment, it is about the availability of finances versus the requirement for it, he said.

    The only aircraft carrier that India operates at present is the INS Vikramaditya.

    Talking about Reliance Naval being issued the request for proposal (RFP) for the new missile boats, Saxena said the firm had the technical capability and its financial capabilities will be checked after the RFP stage.

    https://theprint.in/defence/ins-vik...-jet-trials-soon-after-that-navy-says/260221/
     
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    Indian Navy to get its second aircraft carrier by 2021
     
  20. Longewala

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    So the mug-29k are primarily for the Vikramadiya while IAC-1 would utilise the 2nd catch of 57 jets.
    Ideally should be a mix of high end Rafale and additional, cheaper Mig-29k (assuming reports that initial problems being solved are true)
     
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