CV-XX (003 carrier) Thread I ... News & Discussions


Lethe

Senior Member
The argument for nuclear-powered surface ships being cost-effective rests upon total life-cycle costs over the course of >25 years.

Personally I think China should worry less about minimising life-cycle costs to 2050 and more about maximising capability in 2025, 2030, 2035. The significantly greater up-front costs of a nuclear-powered carrier may not be a wise investment in a deteriorating strategic environment.
 
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Jeff Head

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003 will likely be launched in 2020-2021, it will likely be commissioned by 2023 at the earliest. 2022 commissioning is unlikely.

Jeff, I think the bolded part is important, because in your previous comment on the last page you wrote:
I was factoring the date based on the information that had been given, not nexessarily sayng that it was my projeted date.

It most certainly will not take 4-6 years to launch CV-18.

If you agree that CV-18 will likely be launched in 2020 or 2021 then I have no disagreement.
Probably not 6 years for sure...but 4 years given the larger carrier and given the newer technologies and completely different operating procedures may well be in the cards.

Time will tell.
 

Bltizo

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I was factoring the date based on the information that had been given, not nexessarily sayng that it was my projeted date.
What information have we been given that would lead anyone to believe that it would be take 4-6 years to launch?
 

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