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Russia to build nuclear aircraft carrier by 2023

Discussion in 'Modern Warfare' started by Jungibaaz, Jul 1, 2011.

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  1. Jungibaaz

    Jungibaaz Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    The Russian navy has one conventionally powered aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov
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    Russia will complete construction of its first nuclear powered aircraft carrier by 2023, the head of Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation said on Thursday.

    “We will start designing the Russian aircraft carrier in 2016, so that by 2018 we can start construction,â€￾ company head Roman Trotsenko said.
    He also said that as the construction period was likely to be five years, the carrier would be put into service in 2023.

    The Russian navy has one conventionally powered aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, construction of which began during the Soviet era and finished in the early 1990s.

    President Dmitry Medvedev said in 2008 that Russia would build new carriers for the navy but did not specify how they would be powered.
     
  2. xXX-Nair:::Saab-XXx

    xXX-Nair:::Saab-XXx Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    India would be planning to have a nuclear aircraft carrier at the same Time...
     
  3. Nirvana

    Nirvana Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    IAC - 3 Could Possibly Be a Nuclear Powered carrier
     
  4. flanker143

    flanker143 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    No , i wud be happy if we see iac 2 in service at that time let alone iac3.....
     
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  5. uptotrix

    uptotrix Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Is our indigenous aircraft carrier nuclear? when are they going to finish constructing it?
     
  6. jagjitnatt

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    Ours is diesel powered. IAC will finish by 2012-13.
     
  7. jagjitnatt

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    I'd still recommend we go for Queen Elizabeth Class, before someone else grabs it.
     
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  8. flanker143

    flanker143 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    no it is a conventional stobar aircraft carrier mate.......ie it will be powered by conventional means and will operate ac with stobar(short takeoff but assisted recovery) cofig......
     
  9. RoYaN

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    Leaving the Chinese who else has the cash to grab it.
    Besides the Americans won't let G.N sell that to china lest it endangers their position in the south china sea!!
     
  10. jagjitnatt

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    I am sure the Chinese will want to get their hands on it. And they can add in a proxy country to do that, like they do for most of their research for reverse engg.

    We should grab it before anyone else. That would make our carrier fleet most powerful in asia, for a LONG time to come.
     
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    flanker143 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    ^^^ but mod has ruled any intentions of doing that....they are quite contented with ins vikramaditiya and ins vikrant....
     
  12. RoYaN

    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    This is not a tank or a chopper you can buy using a proxy African nation its a A.C!! Any contestents for the proxy buying??
    It would be an added advantage do we have enough ships for 3 CBG in the 6-7 year phase!!
     
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    Sir , how do you know it is for sale?????What is its price??
     
  14. RoYaN

    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    If i may answer the question!!
    G.B is in not in the financial condition to afford to operate a second carrier they are building hence the assumption of sale!!
     
  15. uptotrix

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    India won't have trouble building a nuclear aircraft carrier, we have already built reactor propulsion for Arihant Class submarines.
     
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