The only ones providing technology for nuclear powered submarines are the Russian designers. French offer is of consulting. And it's UK with the American cooperation. French are quite independent into this.That isn't going to happen. The US is allowing their tech, they gave to France for nuke subs for India. The French will be the ones.
What Boeing propose doesnt matters here, they even proposed 60+ Apache for IA & nothing happened. What matters more is what DRDO & HAL propose, they will not let 50+ FA18 SH orders to happen. Personally i feels we need as many as Apache, probably 120+ to take down two fron scenarios.
That isn't going to happen.
What "other western carriers" have four wires? There's only one other western nation that has CATOBAR carriers, it's France, and the French navy's aircraft carrier has three wires.IN carriers have only three wires instead of four as in most USN and other western Carriers. The middle one is to be snapped for landing.
laffo @ the idea Paris has any sort of significant clout in India.
If that were true, a new order of Rafale would have been made in 2018 to ensure continuous deliveries. Instead it's stuck at 36, despite all the heavy investments that were made, and it will most likely remain at 36 forever.
The capitals that have clout in India are Moscow and Washington. Mostly Washington these days, they can even allow themselves to tell Indian administrations such as the Mumbai Port Authority what they should and shouldn't do.
Quite obviously you're not a great believer of that immortal line in Forrest Gump - "My momma always said , Life's a box of chocolates. You never know which one you're going to get next. "I do not expect India to make a move before the Super Hornet line is closed down for good. It's an Indian tradition. For example they waited until the Mirage 2000 line was dismantled before saying they wanted more, and they waited until the C-17 line was dismantled before saying they wanted more. It's just how things go in India.
South Koreans tried to pull a ChinaQuite obviously you're not a great believer of that immortal line in Forrest Gump - "My momma always said , Life's a box of chocolates. You never know which one you're going to get next. "
Speaking of chocolates, I'm guessing Naval Group is about to get one in Indonesia. I've read news reports of Indonesia cancelling the next tranche of orders for submarines, orders of which were placed many years ago with South Korea.
The Indonesian Navy then began actively pursuing the matter with SK to see how far they've progressed. In their enthusiasm, DSME began to place orders for long lead items with other OEMs across the world, with no advance received.
Things continued in the same vein for 2 yrs with Indonesian Navy aggressively following up with DSME while on the other hand their ministry of finance kept postponing the release of funds on one excuse or another.
SK, used to such treatment kept up progress on the sub building project for many a times in the past Indonesia had defaulted on it's commitments to pay up in the previous sub building project too.
In fact the latter had even asked SK to consider barter arrangements for commodities such as palm oil in lieu of hard currency. Then suddenly one fine day Indonesia cancelled the order with SK saddling them with long lead items worth dozens of millions & no advance received or palm oil.
I think NG should be in for a great deal of fun with Indonesia.
C17 numbers are fine.C17 case is infact a tragedy. Dont know what IAF will do after il-76 ends its service life.
I think the Indonesians paid them back in their own coin.South Koreans tried to pull a China ￼
I think you can safely rule out the French for this project. If anything I think the present tender is tailor made for TKMS. It's for them to lose it.But couldn't replicate the work of TKMS. Have been saying that there's a reason to stick with either Germans or French for such a advanced submarine project.
MMRCA and P75II think the Indonesians paid them back in their own coin.
I think you can safely rule out the French for this project. If anything I think the present tender is tailor made for TKMS. It's for them to lose it.