Calm down hero, 12 plus 12 is just 24 ships, and even then its only 4 destroyers. So how many ships delivered last year? I just asked a simple question, in 2019,what was delivered? How many frigates or destroyers.40 ships will be delivered,over the next decade the order includes
1 aircraft carrier
4 vizag destroyers follow on ship to the Kolkata
7 nigilri stealth frigates
4 more arihant class nuke subs
8 karmota class corvettes
all of these,ships are designed built in India some of advanced systems are israeli ie the Barak sam and the long range stealth radars but they are our ships. built in India by indian engineers.
the following ships are being license built and are foreign in design
5 scorpene from France . 2 built now already
4 Talwar class frigates from.russia.
that's 22 indengious major blue water naval ships and 9 license built blue water ships is 31 .
the remaining are indengious coastal vessels or light corvettes
our indengious naval progress is leading the way in make in India for two decades.
now the air Force is catching up
over 300 dhruv helicopters have been delivered in a decade
now the light at attack helicopter has arrived and will follow similar path to dhruv
we have delivered 20 tejas fighters and will deliver the remains 20 next 24 months.
2023 we move to mark 1a the signature for 83 aesa equipped tejas is being signed this financial year .
Tejas mark 2 will be rolled static model by 2022 and first flight 2025
Amca design of airframe has been frozen and agreed .
we ourselves pulled out if Russian FGFA because we believe the Amca offers us better security and better self sufficiency.
the navy has shown us what India can do
the highly successfully isro space programme was the best in Asia our record on space rockets and satellites is only behind usa Russia and China.
we are not a super power.
we have budget constraints but so does uk or Germany big deal.
but we are a major region power and will build more self sufficiency this decade.
we will.continue to import weapons but at least 50 percent of future weapons will be home made .
we will buy use steal technology from usa Israel or France no issue but it will.be done that is cast iron guarantee.
back to the drones
once we finish the testing of reaper drones next financial year expect a 3 billion dollar order for 30 to 40 armed combat drones from usa . but we need to assess their effectiveness first
smart move by the smart indian navy
I see you have ignored my reasonable explanation the 2 light attack choppers are being tested in high altitude flying.
and that the design and delivery of this 10 year programme is now ready to mass manufacture these beautiful indian choppers. we spent millions of dollars developing them and yes we will.build 100 plus for army that's,the plan
just like the 300 dhruv helicopters, today
just like the tejas
don't forget we have the apache also so the I than choppers will.argument and support the apache in future wars .
they both look great and will.annihlate armour and Infantry