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Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) News & Discussions

Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by CONNAN, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. flanker143

    flanker143 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    although vikramaditiya has more tonnage than vikrant , ins vikrant will be a much better platform than the vikramaditiya....due to the fact that vikramaditiya was originally a heli crusier and has been modified for aircraft carrier roles....so its aviation facilites are not as good as ins vikrant (the new one under construction) even when it is larger and heavier than the vikrant....
     
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  2. Vritra

    Vritra Major ELITE MEMBER

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    And what makes you say this?
     
  3. MAFIAN GOD

    MAFIAN GOD Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    I don't understand your statement.

    In 2020??????
    I think navy will get the indigenous carrier in next 4-5 years.
     
  4. indian spetsnaz

    indian spetsnaz 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    good thread
     
  5. flanker143

    flanker143 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    guys i made the correction in the original post itself.....sorry for the poor choice of words....
    Right now i am away from home and this mobile typing has taken a toll on the posts....
     
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  6. Vritra

    Vritra Major ELITE MEMBER

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    Your reasoning still isn't sound... The reason the Vikramaditya went from $900 mill to $2.2 bill is that the IN asked for a whole new host of features, which entailed a lot more than scraping away the rust and throwing on a new coat of paint. The entire deck has been restructured; the missile systems were removed and a ski-jump was added in place. Thanks to this, the deck area is a lot larger than it was on the Gorshkov. Support requirements for MiG-29Ks and Ka-31s with expanded internal storage space, and it's gonna have a brand new, comprehensive radar and electronics suite. It's support and aviation facilities will be very good.
     
  7. flanker143

    flanker143 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    yeah it will be....much better than the carriers we have operated before but not as good as the spanking new ins vikrant.....
    U can get the by idea just by seeing the diff in no. of a/c carried.....

    Yes alot of modifications have been done but u can't just change everything inside......it was earlier configured to carry only helis, the changes have allowed it operate a/c but the capacity will still be on the lower side as compared to iac which from very start has been designed as an aircraft carrier....

    the beast has improved greatly, clearly no doubt in it.....enough force to keep the enemies at bay.....
     
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  8. ShUeY

    ShUeY FULL MEMBER

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    Do we have any plans to build a supper carrier?
     
  9. CONNAN

    CONNAN Major ELITE MEMBER

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    Pipavav Shipyard, Babcock to jointly build aircraft carrier for Indian Navy

    The statement said Pipavav will also look for forming joint ventures ‘to build similar lead battle ships for friendly countries’.

    Mumbai: Pipavav Shipyard Ltd has signed an agreement with UK’s Babcock group to jointly built aircraft carriers for the India Navy.

    This is the first time that such important co-operation for lead battle ships between a global firm and Indian private shipyard has taken place, paving the way for India to be self-sufficient for such vital assets, according to a Thursday filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

    However, the filing did not say whether there would be an equity participation by Babcock. Mint could not immediately contact Pipavav Shipyard executives for comment.

    The statement said Pipavav will also look for forming joint ventures “to build similar lead battle ships for friendly countries.”

    Babcock group is the UK’s leading naval support firm. It builds aircraft carriers, manages naval bases, undertakes refitting, refuelling and decommissioning of submarines, maintaining and refitting warships and providing equipment support.

    Pipavav Shipyard is in advanced talks to sell a minority stake to an international shipyard, according to two company executives, who declined to be named.

    In November 2010, Pipavav Shipyard had received necessary approvals to build warships for the Indian Navy. The company has also received clearance from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board, permitting the company to receive foreign direct investment.

    Pipavav Shipyard, Babcock to jointly build aircraft for Indian Navy - Corporate News - livemint.com
     
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  10. CONNAN

    CONNAN Major ELITE MEMBER

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    Second indigenous carrier a long way off: Navy Chief

    Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma, on Thursday said a second indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC) for the Navy “is a long way off.

    This [aircraft carrier building] is an investment of very high proportions. We are doing conceptual studies and certainly it is not going to happen in a hurry. It requires huge investment and before that, the Navy has higher priory items to be tackled,” Admiral Verma said, in response to a query from the media, after presenting gallantry awards and honours to naval personnel at an investiture ceremony at the Southern Naval Command here.

    “Currently, there are two carriers under construction. The future Navy is based on two carrier battle groups (CBG), one on either coast. And if you have to ensure two CBGs, there has to be a third one. But the stage at which it happens is obviously linked to funding and today, there are greater funding priorities over a third aircraft carrier for the Navy.”

    On the new Cabinet Committee on Security-approved rules of engagement (ROE) of sea pirates, he said: “The ROE should be something in the minds of the commanding officer [of warships]. I don't think there is any need to talk of it publicly, as it would benefit the other side. The commanding officer, when he goes to sea today, is very clear in his mind how he should act under different circumstances.” Asked about Defence Minister's A.K. Antony's comment that pirates enjoyed support of other forces, he said: “As a nation, we need to factor in these matters in the worst-case scenario. To that extent, that possibility is always factored [in]. It is true that the pirate ships we have captured up till now had hostages who were forced into running the ship for the pirates…. But there could be a possibility [of pirates being used by inimical forces] and we don't rule it out. Whenever we have had access to pirates and hostages, the investigation is thorough and detailed and there is a lot of information that comes out which is useful in tackling this problem better.”

    Combating piracy

    Asked about the merit of the Navy deploying a chunk of its resources to combat piracy, the Admiral said: “Today, there is no outright situation of a conflict, as we understand it. The challenge that came to us two years ago —coastal security — continues to be a challenge for us. Similarly, piracy is a new challenge that has come to us. Yes, it does require a fair amount of resources, but the task of the Navy is to ensure that the nation's maritime interests are met, and if it requires me to use the resources, that has to be done.”

    The Hindu : News / National : Second indigenous carrier a long way off: Navy Chief
     
  11. tariqkhan18

    tariqkhan18 Major Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    I would be personally happy if i get to the see the IAC 1 at least.
     
  12. MAFIAN GOD

    MAFIAN GOD Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    No second indigenous carrier in coming years?????
    Thats a little disappointing.
    :cray::cray:
     
  13. ANISH VASHISHT

    ANISH VASHISHT FULL MEMBER

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    Dear members is there any news regarding the status of work of iac1 and when it will be completed and the ins vikramaditya trail reports

    thankyou
     
  14. bhagat

    bhagat 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    The Navy has sent a 152-member crew for training on ins vikramaditya in Russia. The warship is to be delivered by next year
     
  15. Punit Shukla

    Punit Shukla 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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