Indigenous Vikrant class Aircraft Carrier (IAC)

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Cost is the problem,what I know it was approved way back in the early 2010s.
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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What is the likely carrier battle group of ins vikrant?

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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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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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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/
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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For future aircraft carrier, Navy homes in to electric propulsion, could use hybrid system.
 

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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.
What are the flaws??

Russian carrier is known for frequent breakdowns. Aircraft carriers is not an area to use their assistance.

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Digital devices stolen from under-construction aircraft carrier in Kochi

In a worrying development, the Kerala Police have said they are investigating a security breach at the Cochin Shipyard in Kochi, which is building India's first indigenous aircraft carrier. According to media reports, four hard drives of computers installed on board the under-construction aircraft carrier were found to be stolen.

The Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC), which displaces over 40,000 tonnes, is scheduled to be handed over to the Indian Navy by 2021 and commissioned into service by 2023. The vessel will be known as the INS Vikrant once it is in Indian Navy service.


According to media reports, four computers on board the aircraft carrier were vandalised to remove the hard drives.


Kerala Police chief Loknath Behera told The New Indian Express a special investigation team had been formed to probe the theft at the Cochin Shipyard. According to The New Indian Express, Cochin Shipyard lodged a complaint with the Kerala Police about the incident on Monday. The newspaper added the devices were on board the vessel till August 28.


Security at the Cochin Shipyard is under the purview of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).


The incident has raised concerns about security at the aircraft carrier construction facility, which is tightly guarded. According to media reports, while CCTV cameras are installed at Cochin Shipyard, the surveillance sensors were not fitted on board the under-construction aircraft carrier.



https://www.theweek.in/news/india/2...r-construction-aircraft-carrier-in-kochi.html
 

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Digital devices stolen from under-construction aircraft carrier in Kochi

In a worrying development, the Kerala Police have said they are investigating a security breach at the Cochin Shipyard in Kochi, which is building India's first indigenous aircraft carrier. According to media reports, four hard drives of computers installed on board the under-construction aircraft carrier were found to be stolen.

The Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC), which displaces over 40,000 tonnes, is scheduled to be handed over to the Indian Navy by 2021 and commissioned into service by 2023. The vessel will be known as the INS Vikrant once it is in Indian Navy service.


According to media reports, four computers on board the aircraft carrier were vandalised to remove the hard drives.


Kerala Police chief Loknath Behera told The New Indian Express a special investigation team had been formed to probe the theft at the Cochin Shipyard. According to The New Indian Express, Cochin Shipyard lodged a complaint with the Kerala Police about the incident on Monday. The newspaper added the devices were on board the vessel till August 28.


Security at the Cochin Shipyard is under the purview of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).


The incident has raised concerns about security at the aircraft carrier construction facility, which is tightly guarded. According to media reports, while CCTV cameras are installed at Cochin Shipyard, the surveillance sensors were not fitted on board the under-construction aircraft carrier.



https://www.theweek.in/news/india/2...r-construction-aircraft-carrier-in-kochi.html
Bravo this is the status of security at highly important defence installations.
Hard drive stolen looks like inside job
 

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Preliminary probe revealed the device was found in the vessel till August 28.
Shipyard company secretary V Kala said the theft was reported from Vikrant on Monday and they have lodged a complaint with the police.

“We do have necessary security as the CISF is guarding the facility. We don’t know how the theft took place. Let’s wait for the police report,” said Kala, who added she could not divulge more details as it was a highly sensitive security issue.
http://www.newindianexpress.com/nat...rrier-vikrant-at-cochin-shipyard-2035176.html

According to media reports, four hard drives of computers installed on board the under-construction aircraft carrier were found to be stolen.
According to media reports, while CCTV cameras are installed at Cochin Shipyard, the surveillance sensors were not fitted on board the under-construction aircraft carrier.
The Indian Navy has downplayed the theft, noting that the aircraft carrier is not yet part of the service. Indian Navy officials told mediapersons that no sensitive information of the Indian Navy was present on the stolen equipment.
https://www.theweek.in/news/india/2...r-construction-aircraft-carrier-in-kochi.html
 

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