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Indian Navy LPD/LHD Program

Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by seiko, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. Echo_419

    Echo_419 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    I agree, main focus should be on building a massive Submarine fleet & a capable ASW capability
     
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    LonewolfSandeep Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Very true, and its logical, till recently, large aircraft carriers where just near impossible to takeout by a single hit.. but then India & russia developed brahmos missle + oniks missles, which are near impossible to intercept & can potentially take out large carriers in single hit with large kinetic impact. Even China has developed their own supersonic cruise missile with top down attack, rendering large aircraft carriers redundant. Plus ballistic missiles development, launched on area attack, which scans area & targets the biggest ship as target.
    Future will add hyper-sonic cruise missiles too..
    Thereby multi pocket carriers be way forward. (you can shoot a attacking crow down by firing at it, try same with a swarm of bees)
    Thats why i support Spain Juan Carlos with Ski jump, (remember example of what Germans did in second world war, deutschland class)
    I believe 4 pocket carriers be more effective than one 100T large carrier in future wars, not to mention easier to build & maintain/service, air cover over possible larger area, alternate points to air borne planes to land in case, one platform is unavailable, increases difficulties for enemy to naturalise sea based all air platforms, helicopters on them can assist in submarine warfare, like used by Japanese navy, Light combat helicopter & amphibious launch vehicles can further add teeth, if the role so demands for ground launch activities..
    IE change role of LPD from pocket carriers to amphibious ground launch activities, as and when required by changing composition of whats carried on them.

    @Hellfire @vstol jockey your views pls..
     
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