India announced that the first ship of the domestic carrier will at least delay the completion in three years
U.S. Strategy Page, August 15】 title: India’s new aircraft carrier again postponed
India announced its first ship independently designed and built aircraft carrier Vikrant will be postponed at least three years to complete. This is not unexpected. The delay is largely Indian companies to build an engine in a complex part — Transmission — can not afford to get the job done, which had introduced a foreign company involved in manufacturing.
there are many other issues. Although the construction of three years ago began, but postponed due to the supply of high-quality steel of the hull required by the Russian side, the construction work soon came to a halt. On December 30 last year, “Vikrant” left the dry dock. “Vikrant” this has not been to leave the dry dock, but this place is to be used for another project.
later this year, “Vikrant” will return to another dry dock, install the engine and other major equipment, due to the supply side, the part of the installation of the equipment will be delayed.
several times postponed, aboard the ships of 40,000 tons at the earliest to 2017 in order to do trial preparation. “Vikrant” and “Chandra Gupta II”, like Ski Jump deck, designed to carry 29 fighter jets and 10 helicopters.
only invested in India’s aircraft carrier, 29,000 tons of “virrat” in the engine and hull after 18 months of renovation and upgrading, it is likely a further 10 years of service. So that by 2017, India will put into use three carriers.
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