Well the new scramjet engine being made is complete new and for long duration flights.Where did you get that ? I thought the 450km version was still doing Mach 3-3.5. New P-15s ? Vizags ?
We will continue relations with the Russian no doubt. But I think the scope of it will be limited going forward.
DEWs are mostly unproven so using them in tandem with conventional guns might be a better option than outright replacement. Bundling DEWs with guns might not be feasible. Laser DEWs are susceptible to damage from gun vibrations.
Kolkata class has adequate LR-AD missiles. They could use some point defence missiles though.
That's right, we don't know the design of the NGMV yet. But given the NGMV will carry Nirbhay/Brahmos class missiles weapon specific spaces are a must. Let's see what CSL comes up with.
Couldn't you just have cannisters of different heights for AD missiles. They can have the same length & breadth. So the missiles can be quad packed but the cannister wont take up as much space.
What is the big hurdle with increasing beam length ?
The NGD/P-18 class is supposed to be 13000 tons in displacement as opposed to the P-15A/B which are ~7400-8200 tons. So we can assume everything about the NGD/P-18 to be much larger. The NGF will probably end up using the same hull as the NGD, so.....
How a 13000 ton ship is called a destroyer & not a battlecruiser is beyond me.
Seen it. Uses a similar stepped pedestal set up on the froe deck. Interestingly the larger missiles are below & the SAMs are on top of the pedestal.
They are not the only one. ISRO's VSSC has also made significant contributions.
At this point I think its more or less design consultancy. We tested some designs in Russian wind tunnels. With our own hypersonic wind tunnels coming up recently I don't think we need to have anything tested abroad. The initiation of 2 separate cruise missile projects based on the HSTDV's scramjet engine should tell you about the state of scramjet engine development.