Karthik S wrote:shaun wrote:
Look how aesthetic and optimum usage of space such launchers provide. Compare it with cluttered design on P-15A and B. We are losing another 16 missiles between BrahMos VLS and Barak-8 VLS.
Dont just compare design from x country with IN ships and wonder why this does not have more of missiles etc.
P-15B and the entire P-15 class ships have excellent sea keeping qualities and they have a balanced mixed of weapons with fuel for long range patrol they would have traded some of of the space for weapons for something like more and better comfort for a larger crew so that they can get more times in sea without necessarily having the luxury to have tanker to top it up when ever they need like USN could enjoy.
So comparision is pointless unless one has all the data on ships ( which would be classified any ways ) and the design goals of P-15 class of ship would be entirely different from a USN or Chinese or Russian or European ships of similar class and tonnage.
May be getting 32 Brahmos or 64 or 80 VLS Barak-8 might have been very cool for a forum board discussion but that would not be so cool for IN DND if it compromises its sea keeping or longer patrol times or comfort of crews.
Also note that these ships have something called Built for But Not With Capabilites in them , Unused Space they might add armament like a modern VLS PDMS during future upgrades.