INS Vikramaditya Aircraft Carrier

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    Hasn't it been in the repairs yards every since you all bought it.
     
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    You mean like USS America? Still on post-shakedown availability? Something similar seems to be the case with Vikramaditya; nothing wrong... but still a lot of work to do.
     
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    Enduring woes
    Now that Vikramaditya is finally in service, India’s problems are over, right? Not by a long shot. Incredibly, India has chosen Sevmash to do out-of-warranty work on the ship for the next 20 years.

    Keeping Vikramaditya supplied with spare parts will be a major task in itself. Ten Indian contractors helped to build the carrier, but so did more than 200 other contractors in Russia, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Japan, Finland, France, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the U.K. Some countries, particularly Japan, were likely unaware they were exporting parts for a foreign weapons system.

    The ship’s boilers, which provide Vikramaditya with power and propulsion, are a long-term concern. All eight boilers are new. But yard workers discovered defects in them. During her trip from Russia to India, the flattop suffered a boiler breakdown, which Sevmash chalked up to poor-quality Chinese firebricks.

    China denied ever exporting the firebricks.

    Finally, Vikramaditya lacks active air defenses. The ship has chaff and flare systems to lure away anti-ship missiles, but she doesn’t have any close-in weapons systems like the American Phalanx.

    India could install local versions of the Russian AK-630 gun system, but missiles will have to wait until the ship is in drydock again—and that could be up to three years from now. In the meantime, Vikramaditya will have to rely on the new Indian air-defense destroyer INS Kolkata for protection from aircraft and missiles.
     
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    The Vikram turned out to be a beautiful CV (especially if you see the video above!), but regardless, the sooner we get the IAC-1 Vikrant operational, the better for IN's fleets.

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    Where ? It's as fresh as a hot coffee.
     
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    Got anything less than two years-old?
     
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    If you wanna go that far off-topic...
    Feelings won't be hurt if moderators delete.
     
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    [​IMG]

    At International Fleet Review-2016 exercises
     
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    Russian Junk, told you so.
     
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