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IAC-3 might be nuclear powered Aircraft carrier

Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by hotstud69, Sep 15, 2010.

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  1. hotstud69

    hotstud69 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    IAC-3 might be nuclear powered Aircraft carrier
    Ajay Naik security Editorial Panel

    Chinese venture in to building fleet of aircraft carrier for their naval surface fleet might throw in different plans for Indian navy , Chinese who are already working on a 50000 ton STOBAR carrier known has “Shi Lam”, which was earlier known has Varyag, a unfinished Soviet air craft carrier based on Kuznetzov carrier class which Russia currently operates .China have plans to build four more aircraft carriers of similar class two been conventional
    and other two been nuclear powered which will enable the Chinese navy to operate its carriers far away from it home naval base ,and armed with three dozen Sukhoi-33 or Naval J-10 variant will have enough punch to showcase its capabilities in international waters . While at home work on IAC-1 which has been named INS Vikrant has been under construction for a while in Kochi which will be launched by 2012 and will be operational
    few years later, IAC-2 has already been told will be a CATOBAR aircraft carrier with 65000 ton and plans are there to operate Fixed wings aircrafts like AEW (HAWK EYE 2D) and also ASW aircrafts.
    While IAC-3 which will be launched by 2018 and to be deployed by 2025 will be replacement carrier for INS Vikramaditya which will only have service life of 20 to 25years when inducted by 2012 . Recent discussion with a serving naval officer has disclosed that nuclear propulsion might be used to power the third aircraft carrier

    http://idrw.org/?p=880
     
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    abirbec04 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Reliable info needed on this one as this is really an important decision. I have heard about the chinese plans about nuclear aircraft carrier but given their problems with the first carrier (varyag) I don't know when they will have it. But one thing about the chinese is that if they say they will do something they invariably do it unlike us wasting time dillydallying. Lets hear if anyone here has more info on this aspect.
     
  3. hotstud69

    hotstud69 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    well it is just a proposal
    somemore
    India can build nuclear aircraft carrier, warships: Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar

    India can build nuclear aircraft carrier, warships: Kakodkar
     
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    Dilemma Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    First of all, the source is not reliable.

    Secondly, if India can build a nuclear reactor for a submarine, then they can very much build nuke carriers. But it is still going to take a lot of time as this is totally new territory for India. We should expect a nuke carrier only after 2025.
     
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    prototype Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    i dont support nuclear carriers for India,whats the use if u dont have a nuclear escort to protect it,more thrust should b given to develop a super carrier with a capacity of at least 50 planes on board rather than a simple nuke carrier
     
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    Dilemma Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Well we will be operating the leased SSNs and other warships (frigates and destroyers) have a really great range. Also, IAC-3 will be somewhere around 60,000 ton.
    Do you think the USNs DDGs are nuke powered?
     
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    True_Indian 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    What is the advantage of being nuk powered ac?
     
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    Dilemma Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    No need for the ship to refuel. Its range is only hampered by the supplies (ammunition, food, spares, etc.)
    But if you can carry huge amounts of supplies, you can be at sea for months together.
     
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    d14gtc Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    The way Nuk subs keep merged under water for more than three months without resurfacing for a single time in this whole damn period for replenishment.The same happens for the AC's just with a difference they are over the sea bed.So will increase its effective area of operation.
     
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    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    We should seriously consider scrapping IAC-2 in favor of Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier from UK. So we will get more time for IAC-2 and we will also get one of the most advanced carriers on earth today. UK isn't going to buy both the ordered carriers and the shipyard isn't planning to scrap the second carrier. So there is a chance that we may be able to get it at a lower price. It is rumored to be worth 4 billion pounds, if we could get it for something like $3 billion or even $4 billion, I would consider it.
     
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    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Will UK sell????
     
  12. jagjitnatt

    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    UK govt hasn't bought the carriers yet, and they've made it clear that they don't have the funds to buy both the carriers. The shipyard has said that it is not feasible to stop construction at this phase, so they will complete both the carriers. But Royal Navy will buy 1. So it will be the shipyard selling the carrier because they will move into HUGE losses if they don't, and they can sell it if the govt allows. And going by the record (both Indian carriers have been bought from UK) it shouldn't be tough to nail the deal.

    They have to sell it to someone. Only India and China have the funds to clinch a deal like this one.
     
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    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    I guess India has a better chance of getting its hands on one of those. What type of Aircraft can it handle???
     
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    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    Currently it has a STOVL configuration. But its made to be CATOBAR/STOBAR compatible. It has provision for the catapults and the electronics. So it can operate any kind of aircraft currently available.
     
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    prototype Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    they dont have a nuclear powered CBg,but they still used to have huge number of nuclear powered cruisers,what i am telling is our first priority should b 100000 tonne warship rather than nuclear powered

    Range will b definitely affected of accompanying ships,as they r not nuclear powered
     
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