India used Russian aircraft carrier price problem can not only raise money everywhere
Indian Navy is currently in urgent need of replacing old aircraft carrier Gorshkov,” Wieland “was
according to RIA Novosti September 3, 2009 reported that the Russian defense Technology leader said Thursday that Russia and India will sign a mid-October this year, “Admiral Gorshkov” aircraft carrier overhaul of the new agreement, by the agreement, Russia can get used to overhaul carrier costs required.
2004 Rosoboronexport, Russia and India signed the “Admiral Gorshkov” aircraft carrier contract for the sale of the $ 1.5 billion contract, the contract also includes the sale together, “m Grid-29K “carrier-based aircraft, aircraft carrier contract all maintenance work should be completed in 2008. But Russia later said it underestimated the need for modernizing the aircraft carrier the size and cost, and asked the Indian side and then to pay $ 1.2 billion, which the Indian side said the price is too high.
after long delays and controversy, India in February 2008 decided to increase the aircraft’s maintenance costs paid to Russia $ 600 million at this time, “Gorshkov” aircraft carrier Admiral has shipyard in northern Russia on hold for 12 years. But Russia has said its proposed price in India is not satisfied, additional maintenance costs on the issue have not yet resolved.
additional maintenance costs on the discussion until now is still going on. Once the Indian government agreed to pay $ 1.2 billion in maintenance funding, Russia said it will be done as soon as the aircraft carrier overhaul work and deliver the aircraft carrier by 2012 in India.
According to Russian media reports, although the Indian government audit departments of the opposition, but everywhere around India in addition there is no alternative method of financing, because the Indian Navy is an urgent need to “Wieland” aircraft carrier replacement, “Wieland” aircraft carrier has now been in service for a whole 50 years.
Once modernizing and in service in the Indian Navy, “Admiral Gorshkov” aircraft carrier will be renamed “Vic Rama Tia” was. “Admiral Gorshkov” aircraft carrier is a modified of the “Kiev” class aircraft carrier, the first to be named “Baku” was.
the carrier in 1978 in southern Ukraine, Nikolayev shipyard began laying the keel, launched in 1982, entered service in 1987 in the former Soviet Navy. After the Soviet collapse in 1991 was renamed the aircraft carrier.
1994, the “Admiral Gorshkov” aircraft carrier to the boiler room explosion, the aircraft carrier was placed in the dock in place for a year for maintenance. Return to active duty in 1995, 1996 and was active for the final out of the auction.
“Admiral Gorshkov” aircraft carrier of the displacement of 45,000 tons. Maximum speed of 32 knots, with 18 knots to life 13,500 sea miles (25,000 km). (China Shipbuilding Technology and Economy Institute Lei Song)