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Goa Shipyard lays keel for 3rd vessel of new class OPVs

Goa Shipyard lays keel for 3rd vessel of new class OPVs Aug 03,2018

Keel of the third Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel of the new 5 CGOPVs Project for the Indian Coast Guard was ceremoniously laid at Goa Shipyard Ltd on Wednesday by RAdm Philipose George Pynumootil, NM Flag Officer Commanding Goa Area and Naval Aviation in the presence of RAdm Shekhar Mital, CMD, GSL, DIG Himanshu Nautiyal (COMDIS), DIG Atul Parlikar and senior officials of the Indian Navy, Coast Guard and from GSL. According to a statement here on Thursday, the five CG OPV project is a

Deck cleared for purchase of 111 naval utility helicopters

Deck cleared for purchase of 111 naval utility helicopters Jul 31,2018

The defence ministry on Monday cleared “platform-specific” guidelines for the purchase of 111 naval utility helicopters under the ‘strategic partnership’ model to replace the Navy’s outdated fleet of French-designed Chetak choppers. The government’s defence acquisition council (DAC), which defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman heads, discussed and approved implementation guidelines for key projects under the model to boost the indigenous defence sector and ensure timely delivery of

MDL Starts Production of 4th Destroyer of Visakhapatnam Class

MDL Starts Production of 4th Destroyer of Visakhapatnam Class Jul 22,2018

Commodore Rakesh Anand, Chairman & Managing Director, Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, inaugurated the Commencement of Production activity of Y-12707, fourth destroyer of Visakhapatnam Class on 19 July’ 2018 in the South Yard Production Shop, in the presence of Mr. Sanjiv Sharma, Director (Finance); Cmde T V Thomas, Director (Corporate Planning and Personnel); RAdm A K Saxena, Director (Shipbuilding), Mr. Satish Pendharkar, Chief Vigilance Officer and other senior officials of MDL and

India gets Export orders for LightWeight Torpedoes

India gets Export orders for LightWeight Torpedoes Jul 18,2018

Defence PSU Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) today said it has bagged an export order worth $14.33 million for export of LightWeight Torpedoes to a friendly country. An official release said that with this, the company has achieved 65 percent of export target set for the financial year 2018-19. BDL has a dedicated unit at Visakhapatnam exclusively for manufacturing underwater weapons, where the export order will be executed. “BDL is expanding its footprint globally by offering Akash Weapon

Future of India’s Supercarrier Program Still Uncertain

Future of India’s Supercarrier Program Still Uncertain Jul 15,2018

The Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) has still not approved plans to move forward with the acquisition of the Indian Navy’s first supercarrier, the future 65,000-ton flattop INS Vishal, the second ship of the Vikrant-class, according to Indian media reports. As of this month, the MoD has not issued a so-called Acceptance of Necessity note, the first official step in procuring a new defense platform. The principal two reasons for the delay are difficulties with the carrier’s design and the

Plans for India’s second indigenous aircraft carrier continue to stall

Plans for India’s second indigenous aircraft carrier continue to stall Jul 10,2018

The Indian Navy’s (IN’s) longstanding plan to build and commission its second indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-2) into service by 2030–32 has been further postponed due to steadily declining budgets, technological hurdles, and, above all, enduring delays by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in approving the programme. The proposed 65,000–70,000 tonne conventionally powered ‘flat top’ carrier – tentatively named Vishal (Grand) – capable of

Indian Navy Planed Warships

Indian Navy Planed Warships Jul 08,2018

Project-15 or often known as Delhi class Destroyer. The Indian Navy originally planned around 5 such vessels. However, only 3 was built as the navy was not satisfied with the armament and sensor suits integrated on the vessels, as a result, the remaining 2 ships were canceled making way for the P-15A (Kolkata class). Credits - Ronnie serrano. ?Although a partially canceled project, in 1981 both Indian and German Govts agreed to supply 4-6 Type-209-1500 class submarines to Indian Navy and

Indian Navy destroyer INS Delhi receives extensive combat systems makeover during MLU

Indian Navy destroyer INS Delhi receives extensive combat systems makeover during MLU Jul 07,2018

The Indian Navy’s Project 15 destroyer INS Delhi is receiving a major combat system upgrade as part of its ongoing mid-life upgrade (MLU). Imagery analysis suggests Delhi had entered its MLU cycle at Naval Dockyard Mumbai by May 2017 and work is currently ongoing. Under the destroyer’s MLU programme, a significant portion of legacy Russian-origin combat systems are being replaced by indigenously sourced kit, in addition to other ship system and habitability upgrades. The KH 35E Uran

Russia offers Joint Venture for Submarines constructions with India

Russia offers Joint Venture for Submarines constructions with India Jul 06,2018

India has received a joint submarine design and construction proposal from Russia to build on the technology transfer acquired while building the nuclear fleet, and promises to drastically reduce the cost of Navy’s next-generation vessel plan. The proposal, believed to have been discussed at the top level during the Sochi summit in May, offers an alternative to an upcoming $10 b P 75I tender for six new diesel electric submarines that the Navy requires. These are

BHEL to partner Zorya of Ukraine in overhauling warship engines

BHEL to partner Zorya of Ukraine in overhauling warship engines Jul 06,2018

With the Indian Navy increasingly choosing the Ukrainian Zorya gas turbine to power its warships, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) is setting up a joint venture (JV) in India with the manufacturer, Zorya Mashproekt, to overhaul the turbines in India. The navy will soon have 34 warships driven by Zorya turbines, with four turbines per vessel, adding up to 136 in-service turbines. There will also be a stock of 6-8 spare turbines. A turbine is overhauled after running 30,000 hours. This is

With on-time delivery, L&T stakes claim to build warships and submarines

PWith on-time delivery, L&T stakes claim to build warships and submarines Jul 06,2018

Underlining its capability of building complex warships and delivering them faster than other private shipyards, and even the four defence public sector undertaking (DPSU) yards, Larsen & Toubro Shipbuilding on Tuesday laid the keels of two “new generation offshore patrol vessels” (NG-OPVs) ahead of its contracted schedule. This is part of an Indian Coast Guard (ICG) order for seven OPVs that L&T won in 2015. It stipulates delivery between 2018-2021, but L&T is determined to deliver all of

JFD completed 1st phase of Sea Trials for Indian Navy DSRV

JFD completed 1st phase of Sea Trials for Indian Navy DSRV Jul 06,2018

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence markets, and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has successfully completed the first open sea launch, dive and recovery of the deep search and rescue vehicle (DSRV) for the first of two 3rd Generation Submarine Rescue Systems being delivered to the Indian Navy, the company has announced. The DSRV completed a full launch deployment, dive and recovery in open sea, replicating the operating conditions of a

L&T Fast Tracks Production Of Defence Ships

L&T Fast Tracks Production Of Defence Ships Jul 03,2018

Larsen & Toubro is building a series of in-house designed 7 New Generation Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) for the Indian Coast Guard against a 2015 contract stipulating deliveries between 2018 to 2021. The first OPV, despite being the First of Class (FOC), was delivered in April 2018, ahead of schedule. The second OPV launched in January 2018 is presently being readied for sea trials and is planned to be delivered ahead of schedule shortly,while system integration is in progress in 3rdand

Make in India to go to Russia? Government to take call on Rs 2,400-crore submarine plan

Make in India to go to Russia? Government to take call on Rs 2,400-crore submarine plan Jul 03,2018

The defence ministry is shortly expected to take a call on whether a Rs 2,400-crore project to extend the service life of its primary conventional submarines would be done under the Make-in-India initiative or would go to a Russian shipyard where the boats were originally manufactured. The complicated process – which will extend the life of the Kilo class submarines by 10 years – can bring a significant amount of technology and skill to India but the Navy has been concerned that it could

India’s GRSE unveils design proposal for Brazilian corvette programme

India’s GRSE unveils design proposal for Brazilian corvette programme Jul 03,2018

Indian naval shipyard Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) has unveiled its design concept for the Brazilian Navy’s Tamandaré-class corvette programme. The Kolkata-based shipyard has teamed with Israel’s Elbit Systems Ltd for the supply of combat systems and local firm Sinergy Group Corporate (which owns EISA shipyard) to form a consortium for the four-ship Tamandaré project, which has an estimated budget of USD1.6 billion. GRSE’s offering is a variant of the modified

Indian Navy to trial new ESM system on Kamov Ka-31 helicopters

Indian Navy to trial new ESM system on Kamov Ka-31 helicopters Jul 02,2018

The Indian Navy will trial a newly developed airborne electronic warfare (EW) system aboard its Kamov Ka-31 airborne early warning helicopter. A June 2018 tender document for the programme disclosed that the country’s Defence Electronics Research Laboratory (DLRL) is seeking a vendor to perform “platform modification and installation” of the Sarang electronic support measures (ESM) system for the aircraft type. The vendor should execute the contract within 18 weeks from order

Flying start

Flying start Jun 30,2018

In a move likely to delight the Trump administration, India’s Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) is shortly to approve a government-to-government deal for procuring 24 MH-70R multi-role helicopters worth over $2 billion from the US. The Indian navy is short of 61 MRH which its warships can use for surveillance missions, attack enemy warships and hunt enemy submarines. The last helicopters were acquired over 30 years ago, between 1986 and 1989. Earlier, in April, India approved the acquisition

Indian Navy to get Second DSRV before year end

Indian Navy to get Second DSRV before year end Jun 29,2018

The second of two deep search and rescue vehicle (DSRV) destined for the Indian Navy’s fledgling submarine rescue capability will finish its build process in November 2018, ahead of an expected entry in service in March 2019. Earlier this year the first submersible undertook open ocean trails near Mumbai off the west coast of India, although the beginning of the monsoon season during this period will necessitate a repeat visit in September to conduct the next phases under improved

India set to clear $2 billion deal for US anti-submarine warfare choppers

India set to clear $2 billion deal for US anti-submarine warfare choppers Jun 22,2018

Ahead of the crucial two-plus-two dialogue in Washington, the Narendra Modi government is expected to approve a $2-billion deal for the purchase of anti-submarine warfare helicopters for the Indian Navy from the US through the government to government (G2G) route, according to South Block officials who spoke on condition of anonymity. Bilateral negotiations on the Communications, Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) have moved forward and the military communication agreement could be

HSL likely to get order for refit of submarine

HSL likely to get order for refit of submarine Jun 22,2018

Hindustan Shipyard Limited is likely to bag the order for medium refit and life certification of a Russia-made submarine by year-end, Chairman and Managing Director Rear Admiral (retired) L.V. Sarat Babu said on Thursday. He disclosed this at a meeting organised to mark the 77th foundation day of HSL. On this occasion, he inaugurated the largest rooftop solar power project to generate one megawatt. The project has a capacity to generate two megawatt and the second phase construction will start