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Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) News & Discussions

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

  1. Averageamerican

    Averageamerican Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    I would think it could be worked out and would be lot cheaper to repair and upgrade it in India then paying Russians 3 billion to do it.
     
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    nair Die hard Romeo Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Yes.... But he can't be a civilian.....
     
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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    Let the US offer one for a dollar first and then we will talk.

    Realistically it could never work out, there would be too many complexities arising from needing OEM support and the alien nature (to the IN) of much of the systems on board.

    Plus wouldn't they all be nuclear powered?
     
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    Pundrick Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    I am for hybrid propulsion for IAC-2, one miniature reactor along with conventional propulsion. Just add the Arihant wala reactor and make it work.

    + IAC-2 should be sister ship of Vikrant not the 65k+ ton.
     
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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    Then the IN could just order another IAC-1 class, why bother with a redesigned IAC-2 with almost identical performance?
     
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    You won't have space for hybrid.
     
  7. Averageamerican

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    Navy puts retired aircraft carrier Enterprise recycling on hold
    By: Christopher Diamond   March 1

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    Officials from Naval Sea Systems Command announced Monday that they are canceling a request for proposal to perform a commercial recycling of the non-nuclear elements of the aircraft carrier Enterprise.

    The Enterprise, which was decommissioned after 55 years of service on Feb. 3, was the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, and its eight nuclear reactors have complicated plans to scrap the ship.

    "The Navy has identified that it requires more information to determine the approach for the disposal of CVN 65, including the reactor plans, that is more technically executable, environmentally responsible and is an effective utilization of Navy resources," said NAVSEA Spokesman William Couch, according to DoD Buzz.



    The Navy has been trying to figure out what to do with the 94,000 ton ship since it was taken out of service in 2012.

    The Navy is currently exploring three options for the Enterprise. One option would allow for commercial recycling of the non-nuclear portions of the ship followed by reactor compartment packaging at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Washington. Another proposed plan is to allow commercial recycling of the entire ship, which includes dismantling the eight defueled reactor plants.

    The final option the Navy is currently considering would place CVN 65 in storage for a limited number of years, deferring the disposal decision for a later date. In the meantime, the ship is completing inactivation availability at the Newport News Naval Shipyard. A storage location has not yet been determined for once the inactivation is completed.
     
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    • Navy Looking At Bringing Retired Carrier USS Kitty Hawk Out Of Mothballs

      As the US Navy struggles to figure out how it can reach its new goal of a 355 ship fleet—up from 275 ships today—as quickly as possible, it has been looking towards extending the life of the ships it already has in service. Now the service is also examining the possibility of selectively pulling ships out of mothballs, refurbishing them, and sending them back to the fleet. One ship in particular may have a better shot than others at sailing the high seas once again—the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)—America's last operational conventionally fueled supercarrier.


      The head of the Navy's Sea Systems Command, Vice Admiral Thomas Moore, stated that while most ships in the inactive fleet are in too sorry a state to be worth reviving, the USS Kitty Hawk may not be: "Of the carriers that are in inactive force, probably Kitty Hawk is the one that you could think about. But we studied that when we decommissioned Enterprise, and the carriers are pretty old."

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      Certainly pulling a carrier directly back into service would go a long way to bridging America's "carrier gap" and would make President's Trump's demand for a 12 supercarrier fleet much more obtainable. Currently the Navy has 10 operational supercarriers, and with the USS Gerald Ford's (CVN-78) entry into service date murky at best, that number may not increase for years to come.
     
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    That looks the viable option for IN, coz INS Vishal with 65K ton, if planned, won't be inducted before 2030. And IN is looking for 3 CBG by 2025-2030 then IAC-1 copy with some improvement than IAC-1 looks the best option to me.

    Up till now, apart from US & Russian media houses I havn't seen any concrete news which shows any logical progress on IAC-2.

    Buying any USN nuke carrier should never be considered, coz after the INS Jalshwa experience I think we should keep ourselves away from such deal with USA. Plus the maintenance cost along with refurbishing the ship will cost us fortune, and we'll be tied to use specific jets on that carrier.

    Russia's Storm & Queen Elizabeth classes looks very good design for us as they will ensure inter-operability between ACs.
     
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    Don't know if this is new pic or old, but i have never seen it.

    DG7TL00UQAU_YyN.jpg
     
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    Cochin Shipyard goes public, IPO launched. I hope this will improve the working culture of this company.
     
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    How do they decide the cost for each share?
     
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    Capital with the company e.g. cash, assets & liability.
    For more, contact @Nilgiri .
     
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    Old pic from when she was floated out in 2015.
     

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