Which is not piecemeal. The numbers are according to requirement plus one. Not less.o, with the 8 ships of the NGC project will effectively increase our fleet strength by 1 ship. Looks pretty piecemeal to me.
When did we ever wait for programs to finish. P28 is still without SRSAM. Im thinking it will be LRLACM.What are they going to equip it with? Nirbhay/ITCM's naval variant isn't ready, LR-LACM is out of question, NASM-MR hasn't been tested yet. What other options exists?
If its not ordered then you cant take a call on cost.Because we order additional units not when the construction is running but when construction has ended. Look at the Kalvari class for example. Why couldn't we order additional units a few years ago? It was pretty clear even then that the P-75I is going to be dragging along for a while.
These AESA radars are not restricted by size. They can always make it smaller.The Navy is really set on the Kolkata based design aren't they? MF-STAR is being used on 3 different ship classes. DRDO's LR-MFR is likely going to be bigger than the MF-STAR. So, in the future, either the Navy has to give up on the P-15A design or there has to be a version of the LR-MFR that is about the size of the MF-STAR.