- Aug 18, 2009
dude, your ship is co-designed by Italians, hardly your own design.Whatever it is The under construction Vikrant is better than Chinese ACs . Atleast we r trying our own design , designing such complicated vessels are really a challenge, China bought the design from Ukraine and making copies of it , changing 100m length to 120m is not actually designing . There is any significant advantage in these Chinese ACs both of them r using sky jumps , the 3rd AC may use steam catapult , these Chinese claims they developed EMALS but recently SCMP reported there 3rd AC will use steam catapult . They r trying to develop a Nuke reactor for ,3rd AC they r finding it difficult to build and recently asked Russians to help . Meanwhile Vikrant is delaying mainly because of delay from other things . It would have better defence systems and EW suites than the so called big Chinese ducklings .
the construction of your ship takes so long that Chinese military fans are getting discouraged to follow its progress. Indians can't meet the deadline because most of the critical opponents are imported, the empty hull may be one of the few things that are actually built by Indians, even that is said to be made of high grade steel sourced from Russia.
this Indian domestic AC is just another lca which is doomed to fail. but I appreciate India's relentless efforts to build domestic defence industry.