Air Defense Ship (ADS)/Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC)/Vikrant-class Carrier

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Provided the Indians start building their own carriers someday, maybe France could buy a pair of them to replace CdG at far, far lower cost than PA-NG...
 

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Provided the Indians start building their own carriers someday, maybe France could buy a pair of them to replace CdG at far, far lower cost than PA-NG...
They are? Vikrant is indigenously built, though many components are foreign-sourced.

That being said, there is no way the French are going to go for a pair of STOBAR carriers, they like CATOBAR and the extra capability it brings too much. There's also the fact that Vikrant is nine years late...

What's with you recently and stumping for France to buy foreign carriers?
 

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It's because I'm convinced my country navy doesn't have a single dime, today and even less in 30 years of time, to pay for two nuclear-powered Kitty Hawk class carriers... indigenous build I mean. PA-NG is a folly.
 

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Any news on when they plan to start their first fast jet trials on Vikrant?

(AFAIK there have been no ski jump take offs or arrested landings so far… 12 months since the start of sea trials).
 

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