- Oct 28, 2016
The sanctioned strength is 3, so when the third indigenous is built Gorshkov will be on its way out. That way a carrier will always be under construction guaranteeing jobs and skills are maintained.Do we need another aircraft carrier, as we have 1 under construction and 1 commissioned?
IMHO its best to ice Vishal and build a serious submarine force and a formidable defence base in Andaman and Nicobar first. Once we have an yearly acquisition budget of ~$60 billion in 2030, we might be able to think of a large carrier. Or better yet, three large carriers. By then, we might have our own ship-borne AESA radar and a Naval AMCA to adorn a CATOBAR flight-deck. Naval nuclear reactors would have developed further. Newer tech might be on the horizon, allowing the architects to cater for it in the design phase of the carrier. When we already have a Naval Air Station at Car Nicobar, why not place ASW aircraft and a squadron of fighters there to establish control of 6 degree channel?The sanctioned strength is 3, so when the third indigenous is built Gorshkov will be on its way out. That way a carrier will always be under construction guaranteeing jobs and skills are maintained.
Can this be used to create an Indian equivalent of the MF-STAR? Can the cooling issues be sorted out? BTW, is this just a transmitter or a transmitter-receiver?DRDO successfully created 1 watt S-Band transmitter. Passed all the tests.
I agree with rest of your post. But we can't stop building aircraft carrier. If we wait till 2030 we will loose both skills , experience and skilled manpower in AC building.IMHO its best to ice Vishal
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