India is likely to start the construction of its second Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC-II) in three years, Indian Naval Chief said Monday. Speaking on the eve of Navy Day, the Chief, Admiral Sunil Lanba said, “Case for a second IAC has received necessary impetus, though it is still a decade away
The first of Indias indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC) will be inducted into the Navy by 2020 together with a squadron of MiG-29 carrier-borne fighter jets. The IAC-1 would end Indias reliance on Russia for aircraft carriers and would begin a series of carriers made indigenously which would progressively improve in technology and features, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Naval Command, Vice-admiral Karambir Singh said today on the eve of the Navy Day
The Indian Navy is likely to approach the government with a proposal to build the second aircraft carrier in a couple of months. "Lots of discussions are right now on within the Navy what type of an aircraft carrier we want, right from the tonnage, type of propulsion
Indian Navy is likely to award contracts to small and private shipyards to build vessels for defense forces. The Navy is working with the shipping ministry on a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Navy and Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL)
The Indian Navy intends to induct its first home-grown aircraft carrier by 2018 and is considering building a second such ship. Indian navy has set the target of having 212 ships in its fleet by 2027 which will be a "real challenge" and there is a need to work "very hard" for it, Vice Admiral (Controller Warship Production and Acquisition) G S Pabby told reporters Wednesday
Indian Institute of Science has bagged a research and development contract on Solar Powered Micro-grid by US military. The contract worth US $52,900 was awarded by US Pacific Air Forces, Yokota Air Base in Japan to develop solar powered micro-grid and super capacitor energy storage system, Hindustan Times news daily reported Thursday
Indian Navy will soon be issuing a Request For Proposal (RFP) to carry out the first refit of its newest aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya which is set for overhaul by September 2016. “Dry docking of an aircraft carrier is a critical task and the Navy has asked the two shipyards to ready their existing infrastructure to meet the requirement
Indias Defense Research Development Organization will get a ‘technology demonstration vessel to track the full flight of future long-range naval missile systems. DRDO has assigned the job to construct the vessel for the purpose to the public sector Cochin Shipyard in the next three years, the Hindu news daily reported Saturday
The Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) appointed committee has shortlisted five shipyards out of seven to compete for the INR 64,000-crore (US $10 billion) project to build six advanced submarines for the navy. Mazagon Dock, Cochin Shipyard, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Hindustan Shipyard and Goa Shipyard - and two in the private sector - Larsen and Toubro and Pipavav have been selected for the submarine project P-75i
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