Three Indigenous Aircraft Carriers being built at the Cochin Shipyard

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    Navy's hunt for new carrier-operated fighters begins

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    New Delhi, Nov 29 (PTI) The Navy has launched a hunt for a new set of fighter jets to operate from the aircraft carriers it will have in service five to six years from now.

    Navy sources said here today that the force has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to global aviation majors, including American Boeing, Russian MiG and French D'Assault, ahead of issuing a tender for the aircraft.

    Though the RFI is of a 'generic' nature, it could ultimately lead to a tender (or Request for Proposal) and the initial requirement would be for 16 aircraft with provision for follow-up orders of up to 40 aircraft, sources said.

    The deck-based aircraft are required by the Navy to operate from its three 40,000-tonne Indigenous Aircraft Carriers (IAC) being built at the Cochin Shipyard. The delivery of the first IAC is expected around 2015.:devil::woot::yahoo:
     
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    Three IAC after 2015,may be by 2025...

    One Gorky or INS vikramaditya from russia..

    One Brit Aircraft carrier , if deal came true..

    then atleast 5 Carrier by 2025....:cheers:
     
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    The realtic figure is actually 3-4 till 2025.
    We wont really go for British Carrier.

    So we have Gorshkov in 2012 and then 2-3 Indian Carriers by 2025.

    Still 4 carriers mean we will always have 2 carriers in sea, which is far batter than what Indian Navy could dream of in the last 30-40 Years.
     
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    I think only problem to get this carrier by 2025 is to much dependency on cochin shipyard...

    And if IN went for nuclear one,well they should went for this, then it may take more time...

    I can say one thing that IN is seriusly planning to get the blue water capability and power projection not only in IOR but also outside of IOR...
     
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    Are those diesel or nuclear powered ?.
     
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    It will be great if one of these or hopefully 2 have nuclear propulsion..,may not be in 2025 ,but by 2030(20 years) is very much possible ....
     
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    First one is diesel ,but not so much sure about other 2..

    If india have capability to build nuclear reactor for submarine then i don't think it would not be so much great deal to build one for an aircraft carrier....:azn:
     
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    Well, Actually The Third IAC CAN have, though i dont think its planned.

    IMO, If we can have an 80MW reactor for Arihant then 2x80MW reactors can be placed on a Aircraft carrier to meet the needs of get a larger Reactor as The size will be a lesser issue on an Large Ship Like ACC.

    But this is purely a thought, if They start from Today, with a working reractor design + reactor + Conventional reactor design and ability in hand 10 Years is sufficient to make a Nuclear Powered Carrier.
     
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    Its shame to Arihant if we didn't made one nuclear powered.
     
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    That's exactly i am saying if we can make a 80MW reactor for arihant than 2x80 or 160 or 200MW is very much possible for carrier and by 2025-2030 is very gettable target.:)
     
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    Yeah for sure.
    No doubt we must have Nuclear Carriers Now.

    India needs 3-8 Carriers to defend its Large coastline.
    If they are Nuclear Powered Its an added Boon.
     
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    INS vikramaditya : 45000 Tons 140000 HP (~100 MW)
    USS Nimitz: 100000 Tons 260000 HP (195 MW)
    IAC 1: 40000 Tons 4xLM 2500 = (~130000 HP 95 MW)

    I think we are much capable for building Nuke reactor for carrier of displacement from 45000 - 65000 Tons...
     
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    What ever carriers india is going to get are not for power projection but to defend the coastal line and indian ocean region.
    India needs at least 3 carriers operating in Indian ocean by 2020 we will get them. I don't see any reason why they need RFP for new carrier operating Aircrafts while we already have MIG29's and tejas
     
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    there is a rumor that India is discussing the purchase of a British 60k tonne carrier being manufactured...apart from these indigenous ones...
     
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    You Mean This :

    I Think India is NOT yet ready to go for super carriers.
    First we need to have docks to handle these massive carriers.
     
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