Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) News & Discussions

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    Glimpse of what IAC-2 INS Vishal would be similar to



     
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    INS Vikrant on Schedule, outfitting work to completed in 2016

    According to latest media reports accessed by idrw.org , India’s first indigenously designed and built Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) aka INS Vikrant will complete major outfitting on the ship by 2016 on schedule and will progress to carry out basin trails and extensive sea trials later before it could be delivered to Indian Navy in 2018.

    The keel for Vikrant was laid by then Defence Minister A.K. Antony at the Cochin Shipyard on 28 February 2009 was launched on 12 August 2013 and immediately it was re-docked for completion of the rest of the work. at that time about 83% of the fabrication work and 75% of the construction work had been completed.

    Modi government after taking charge cleared Rs 19,000 crore for the Phase-II and III building of the 40,000-tonne indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC). India already has spent around Rs 3,500 crores on its construction. Phase-II included completion of major construction work which included work on superstructure and cabling and electrical engineering on the ship. Phase-III was to include Sensors, weapons integration and communication suites.

    India already has awarded St. Petersburg’s based Proletarski Zavod company to supply arresting gears and braking machines for INS Vikrant which will be supplied in 2015. Russian built INS Vikramaditya aircraft carrier in service with Indian Navy also uses same equipment’s supplied by the same company .

    INS Vikrant will be powered by four American LM2500 marine gas turbines produced by GE Aviation which are in service with more than 29 international navies and used in Thai, Italian and Spanish developed Aircraft Carriers. Italian Firm Selex Sistemi will provide air surveillance Naval RAN 40L AESA radar and IFF radar and Israeli EL/M-2248 MF-STAR AESA radar will also be used for INS Vikrant.

    INS Vikrant’s main armament will include Indo-Israeli Barak-8/ LR SAM Surface to Air missile systems while Italian defence company Oto Melara will supply 4 OTO Melara 76 mm naval artillery piece.

    INS Vikrant on Schedule, outfitting work to completed in 2016 | idrw.org
     
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    India, US kick off talks on cooperation in construction of aircraft carriers
    TNN | Aug 16, 2015, 05.45 AM IST

    READ MORE US aircraft carrier technology|INS Vishal|India-US Cooperation on Aircraft Carrier Building|Indian Navy|Emals
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    The USS Carl Vinson. The electromagnetic aircraft launch system used by the US in its aircraft carriers is of special interest to India. (Getty Images phot
    NEW DELHI: India has now kicked off discussions with the US on collaboration in technologies associated with aircraft carriers, in a move which comes soon after the defence ministry here set the ball rolling for construction of the country's largest-ever warship, the 65,000-tonne INS Vishal.

    The India-US joint working group on aircraft carrier technologies met for the first time in the US from August 12 to 14, which also saw the Indian delegation led by Western Naval Command chief Vice Admiral SPS Cheema visit the under-construction supercarrier Gerald Ford at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia.

    Aircraft carriers like Ford, which will have EMALS (electromagnetic aircraft launch systems) technology to replace the traditional steam catapults for launching aircraft, are of special interest to India since it wants INS Vishal to have similar systems.

    READ ALSO: India to build next aircraft carrier with US technology

    The US embassy, in a statement here, said the Indian delegation received briefs on the US Navy's management of aircraft carrier programs, met with senior Pentagon officials, and toured the R&D facilities for aircraft carrier launch and recovery systems as a first step towards exploring opportunities for cooperation.

    "During the JWG, the US and Indian navies held candid and open discussions on various aspects of aircraft carrier development, including design, integration, test, evaluation, management and oversight of carrier construction," it added.

    India has asked the US to share technology for EMALS developed by General Atomics under the bilateral Defence Trade and Technology Initiative (DTTI), which has so far discussed joint production of relatively modest projects ranging from hand-held drones to protection gear for soldiers.

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    From Google Earth. This pic was taken sometime before November.
     
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