Andrew DeCristofaro wrote:
spending 45000 crore rupees or 9 billion US for 7 frigates or 1.3 billion US per frigate and this is outrageous and people calling gorshkov costly
then how much p15b will cost along with next line of submarine??????
and India can't even produce shafts and propellers for ships just look at p15a.
seriously iam surprised you are not warned by the mods yet. Since you are such an expert of russian hardware, you know how old gorshi is right ?
whereas p-17a is going to have latest technology and is going to be build using latest technology.
What you are saying is that one who can afford a ferrari for $100 K shouldnt balk at the thought of paying $100k for a 1980's model of Lada.
that being said......dont get me wrong iam confident that once all the repairs and modifications are done on gorshkov it will be an enormous asset to our navy but please lets not get carried away and start comparing APPLES to ORANGES.
ok but 1.3 billion is too much for a frigate and and radars and missiles (MFSTAR,barak-8) would be supplied by Indian companies built with TOT
the design which DCN has offered is nothing but their concept FM400 is a multi-mission vessel
to be built with modular shipbuilding tech but also how much stealth going to be incorporated on second batch of talwar class frigates although more reports yet to be come over thishttp://www.dcnsgroup.com/files/pdf/FM%20400.pdf
there can be many changes in design,but the thing is that its costly just because of being french, like 40 million upgrade of per mirage2000 compared to 16 million upgrade of per mig29
and also india did not find or didn't want to find any other except DCN to design new batch of frigates so that the cost of new frigates do not increase 700-750 million per ship .
only three shivaliks are being built but there could be more of same design this could save time ,but our navy changes design of ships after every 3 ships and every time there are different sensors means more delay to freeze design so more delay in delivery
now it will take 2-3 to freeze design of P17A along with sensors before the construction starts.
and also how long it will take to freeze the design of p15b ?????