- Sep 13, 2010
What does scale have to do with it? They will all be made in india so if it’s a foreign design or local design the capacity will have to be created by HSL regardless.And what if that Fleet Support Ship is big? Let's get bit more precise; the biggest?
At a displacement of 45,000 tonnes, HSL-FSS is almost of same loaded displacement as INS Vikrant.
As of now we have made one INS Vikrant but we plan to acquire 5 FSS; so just imagine the scale of work needed.
And as far as technology is considered then our current Aditya has a replenishment rate of 600 TPH and that for FSS is 2,400 TPH.
this then comes down to design capabilities considering NDB/CSL/HSL have designed 40k ton aircraft carriers and SSBN (with foreign consultants of course) why is FSS something out of reach? It’s such a lame and unambitious mindset