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Upgrading the Admiral: Russia’s Kuznetsov

Upgrading the Admiral: Russia’s Kuznetsov

Adm. Kuznetsov, 1996(click to view full) Russia's "heavy aircraft-carrying cruisers" have received a lot of unfavorable attention from India's snake-bit deal to refurbish the Admiral Gorshkov; in fairness, however, the Russians haven't had much more luck with their...

India & Israel’s Barak-8 SAM Development Project(s)

India & Israel’s Barak-8 SAM Development Project(s)

Barak-8 concept (click to view full) Over a development timeline measured in decades, India's indigenous "Akash" and "Trishul" programs for surface to air missiles have failed to inspire full confidence. Trishul was eventually canceled entirely. Akash had a a long,...

INS Vikrant: India’s New Carrier

INS Vikrant: India’s New Carrier

Adm. Gorshkov: Before. (click to view full) This free-to-view DID Spotlight article offers an in-depth look at India's troubled attempt to convert and field a full-size aircraft carrier, before time and wear force it to retire its existing naval aviation and ships....