- Nov 23, 2017
Good. Let them station Brahmos equipped Su-30s at A&N first.
Multiple reports been shared on this earlier.. the CDS has flat out asked the Navy to pick between SSKs/SSNs or a flat top, "cant have both".. For nowAny articles on this? Or are you making logical conclusion that money saved on Vinshal will go to something else in the Navy
Our hopes are irrelevant... They didn't built an indigenous P-75I based on our Scorpene & Amur experience. So I'm guessing we're not in a position to fulky exploit absorbed submarine tech.I hope the design is more or less frozen by then and 2 are ordered together or 2 years apart in different shipyards.
We neither have sufficient budget to spend on a costly project stalling all other nor sufficient time to wait even much longer for this ship.I would have been very happy if the Vishal was nuclear powered. BARC had said it'll take some 15 years to build a 100K ton carrier grade naval reactor. IMO this was an opportunity to tie up with the French for this technology. They have the relevant experience as well. Perhaps preferential market access to India for French goods would have been a good bait for this, other than the cash and the possibility of more Rafales. Also, sharing such tech with us would firmly put them in our camp for the next 40 years, and a good opportunity to take them away from servicing Paks mirages and Agostas. Ordering 2 carriers to be built in parallel over a 10 year time period and 40 year ship life could have been a great choice. And by the time these ships will be ready for commissioning the domestic reactor tech would have been ready too for the next set of carriers.
Alas yes. Both are huge constraints. Time-Cost constraints say a larger conventional flat top Vikrant class is in our best interest.We neither have sufficient budget to spend on a costly project stalling all other nor sufficient time to wait even much longer for this ship.
Best option is to developed another 40-50k displacement aircraft carrier with an aim to commission it with minimal deplays like Vikrant. Expertise in same would at least give room to IN to try things later.
Ski jumps are a thing of the past now, deck based fighters cannot operate efficiently because of them, need flat tops, whatever be the tonnage.When Vikramaditya was sold to India were the blueprints acquired? Why not build a known design vs a new one (Vikrant)?
Right but Vikrant is also a skijump, I meant why build Vikrant + Vikrant flattop instead of Vikramaditya2 +Vikramaditya2 flattopSki jumps are a thing of the past now, deck based fighters cannot operate efficiently because of them, need flat tops, whatever be the tonnage.
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