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Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) News & Discussions

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

  1. ranadd

    ranadd 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Yes it is. And I don't think you still understood my post. The PSUs are still vendors that need to keep profit/loss books. They are a job creation program.

    VI in Heavy engineering industries is nearly impossible. Almost all the behemoths work in JIT alone.

    VI is Vertical Integration. JIT is Just In Time.
     
  2. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Was in Cochin yesterday and were able to get a few looks on the IAC1, but it doesn't seem to gained much progress. Will be interesting if they can hold the time lines.
     
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    ranadd 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    They are facing supplier issues. And they were not solved as of May end.
     
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    DEsMyfjVYAATZ_x.jpg

    Recent pic of INS Vikrant
     
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  5. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    You are not the man on the pic or? If yes, any chance to get some specs on the elevators? :mrgreen:
     
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    No :( , though i wish i had that mustache...
     
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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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  9. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Not sure if that is indeed that much and if that's a new picture, not much seem to have changed since I saw it back in May. The improvements are too slow and our enemies are pushing further ahead.
     
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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    Umm, the vast majority of the outfitting work is invisible from an external view, there are 1000s of sqm inside to fit out inside with 100s of kms of wiring and plumbing to do along with the fitting of vastly complex electronics, propulsion systems, aviation complex and accomodation facilities.

    What are you expecting to see? The outside is all but complete.
     
  11. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    More progress of course, this is a pic from 2015, when it was floated out of the doc:
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    But as you can see, not much happend since then. There is still so much external work visibly not done, be it on the sides of the carrier, the deck and on the Island itself. So after 2 years, I did expected at least the externals to be done by now. The question is, what the reason for the slow progress is.
     
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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    As I said, 90% of the work will be invisible from an external view, the engines, gearboxes and aviation complex are all fitted now on the IAC-1 and she weighs about 7,000 tons more than she did 2 years ago.

    But focusing purely on the external view as you are, what has been done since she was floated out? Some of the biggest (external) jobs namely fitting of the lifts and treatment of the flight deck (now all is needed is a top coat).

    Externals are usually the last thing that are done as they are the most exposed to the enviroment, all of the sensors (RAN-40L, EL/M-2048 and the smaller ones) are present with CSL but will be fitted at the last moment. The focus is on getting the internals in place first.

    We can't judge progress purely on what we can see from the outside.
     
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    Outfitting is >80% complete

    Yes most fitments could be internal!

    Still quite happy to see the fitment of the radar! :D

    Is the scaffolding on the main mast removed?
     
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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    Looks like it:


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  15. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    And why does it take 2 years to provide the top coating? When all sensors are not installed, probably the wirings neither. Again, what takes so long?
    Look at the Island, not even doors and windows are installed as it seems. Also no progress since the floating.
     

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