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Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) News & Discussions

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

  1. TSUNAMI

    TSUNAMI Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Hi friends anyone has any idea of INS TOOFAN...
     
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    Darth Marr Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Its certainly not going to be named "Toofan", Probably going to start with "V" considering their naming history.
     
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    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Vishaal, Vikraal, Vistaar.
     
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    INS TOOFAN = RUSSIAN STORM
     
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    India's indigenous Aircraft Carrier INS VIKRANT to be fully operational by 2019
    Thursday, October 12, 2017 By: Zee News India Source Link: CLICK HERE


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    Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Thursday reviewed the construction of the country's first indigenous aircraft carrier - Vikrant, at the Cochin Shipyard. The Navy expects the 40,000-tonne aircraft carrier to be fully operational by 2019.

    Admiral Lanba took stock of the various construction activities related to Vikrant - named after India's first aircraft carrier that was acquired from the UK in 1961. "At the shipyard, the CNS (chief of Naval staff) accompanied by the FOC-in-C (South) and other senior officials of the Navy took a walk around of the ship to get a first hand appreciation of the progress of work onboard," a Defence release stated.

    The ship, which is designed to survive attack by nuclear, biological or chemical weapons, puts India in the elite group of nations like the US, Russia, the UK and France that are capable of designing and constructing aircraft carriers. Once complete, it would be able to accommodate 12 MiG-29Ks, eight Tejas Light Combat Aircrafts and 10 helicopters, and is expected to have a range of 7,500 nautical miles at 18 knots speed.

    At an allocated cost of Rs 20,000 crore, its construction - approved first in 2003 - has, however, suffered numerous delays and has taken a toll on Navy resources.

    In a report, Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) had previously highlighted that construction activities are likely to be finished only by 2023. "It is evident from the PERT chart (September 2014) of Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) that while the delivery of the carrier with completion of all activities is likely to be achieved only by 2023," read the report.

    In sharp contrast, China launched its own indigenous aircraft carrier in April of this year and reports suggest it can become operational by 2020. At 70,000 tonnes, the Type 001A - named Shandong - will help the country edge past India for the first time in number of aircraft carriers each has. India currently has the solitary INS Vikramaditya after it decommissioned INS Viraat earlier in the year.

    According to several defence experts, the Indian Navy is also lacking in the number of submarines it has. With 11 of its 13 submarines more than 25 years old, Indian Navy has a big problem at hand - especially in the backdrop of reports that China is looking at expanding its presence in the Indian Ocean. Chinese Navy currently has more than 70 submarines.
    http://www.defencenews.in/article/I...IKRANT-to-be-fully-operational-by-2019-404068
     
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    surya kiran 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    What???? When did this happen?
     
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    Bloom 17 2nd Lieutant IDF NewBie

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    @Abingdonboy what is the status on the airwing for IAC 1 ?
     
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  11. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    IN is trying to buy 57 N-MMRCAs for it, but the tender is only at RFI stage yet.
     
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    Picdelamirand-oil Lt. Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Better than the status of the SE tender.
     
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  13. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Not really, because in the SE tender we already see the important players setting up their bases for the tender. OEMs, Indian privat players, even Indian States that want to bring the production line to them and benefit from job creation, not to mention that we have IAF confirmation about the planned time lines.
    The naval MMRCA on the other hand...Did the trials happened, what are the results, will there be a shortlisting, when will the RFP be send out, is this tender part of the list that the MoD wants the navy to reconsider???
     
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    Picdelamirand-oil Lt. Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    For the SE tender I can also ask : Did the RFI happened? Did the trials happened? What are the results? will there be a shortlisting? when will the RFP be send out? Did the process to choose Indian Strategic Partner already start? Will this process be compatible with agreement already done by private companies? And so on...
     
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    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Yes confirmed by OEMs and Indian officials and we now also have IAF confirmation about an RFI this month, according to the SPM.

    There were never official statements on trials, only media speculations. The tender process would not require trials ahead of the official start anyway, but it will be interesting to see how detailed they will be compared to the MMRCA.

    According to the SPM process, after the selection of the Indian SP and if necessary a shortlisting of the OEMs.

    Nope, because the new RFI sets the official process in motion, the JV's and selection of possible production places, as said are only preparations of the participants, not the MoD.

    As you can see, there is far more known and far more movement on the SE tender, than on the naval MMRCA.
     

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