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Unread post25 Apr 2019, 10:45

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BAE Systems proposes its aircraft carrier design to Indian Navy

Writing in Australian Defense Magazine published on April 4, Nigel Pittaway quoted a representative of BAE Systems as saying the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier design was being offered to India. The HMS Queen Elizabeth is in service with the Royal Navy and is said to be the most powerful aircraft carrier after the US Navy's nuclear-powered carriers, the Indian newspaper The Week comments...

http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.ph ... -navy.html



Many don't take the QEC as a serious option for the Indian Navy. Yet, I am not so sure as the cost to design and develop a large aircraft carrier can't be understated. Plus, considering the problems India is already having with the New Vikrant currently under construction. Combined with a vastly expanding PLAN.

India would be crazy at least not to give it serious consideration. :wink:

It's also worth noting that the Indian Navy has expressed interest in the F-35C. Which, would be a very good fit for a EMALS/AAG equipped QEC. That would allow India to close the gap with China....(capability wise at least)
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Unread post25 Apr 2019, 20:15

The Indians will not be allowed F-35C due to S-400 purchase so most likely future carrier aircraft are Russian or Rafale M or even SCAF/NGF.
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Unread post09 Jun 2019, 01:35

US may offer F-35 fighter if India scraps S-400 deal

The US has been increasing pressure on India over the S-400 deal that was signed in October last year.

By Manu Pubby

Updated: Jun 08, 2019

NEW DELHI: The US could offer the fifth-generation F-35 fighter jet for both the air force and navy, if the $5.43-billion deal with Russia for the S-400 air defense system is dropped.

The US has been increasing pressure on India over the S-400 deal that was signed in October last year, with senior Washington officials saying it would have a direct impact on any high technology cooperation in the future.

India is keeping a close watch on what happens with Turkey, a NATO ally, that has already signed up for the S-400 and has been threatened by the US with sanctions and the cancellation of its contract for F-35s.

ET has learnt that senior industry leaders as well as officials from the US are visiting India, even as the deadline for action against Turkey is closing in. The defense ministry, meanwhile, is expected to shortly move ahead on the acquisition of 110 fighter jets for the air force under a strategic partnership program. The navy is also preparing technical requirements for its upcoming purchase of 57 combat aircraft.

While no official request has been received from India and the F-35 has not been formally put on offer by the US, the aircraft could be pitched as the only air platform that will be equipped and upgraded to beat the S-400 air defense systems that have also been acquired by China.


Like Turkey, India has stood strong on its purchase of the S-400 but it is learnt that only partial payments have been made by New Delhi, given banking sanctions that are already in place for dealing with Russian defense entities. More stringent CAATSA (Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act) sanctions have also been threatened against nations purchasing the S-400 from Russia..................


https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... 698536.cms
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