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As China Sends New Carrier For Trials, India Tries To Play Catch-Up

As China Sends New Carrier For Trials, India Tries To Play Catch-Up May 22,2018

Confronted by the unprecedented growth of the Chinese Navy which has just completed a round of sea trials of its first home-grown aircraft carrier, India has stepped up the pace of completing construction of its first made-in-India carrier being built in Kochi. Senior sources in the Indian Navy have said the Vikrant (named after India's first aircraft carrier) will enter sea trials by May or June 2020, and be commissioned in October that year. Integrated trials of the warship within the

Navy has been able to raise indigenous weapons, sensors with latest ASW

Navy has been able to raise indigenous weapons, sensors with latest ASW May 19,2018

Stating that the Indian Navy is able to raise the indigenous content of weapons and sensors with the latest anti submarine warfare (ASW) stealth corvettes ’INS Kiltan’ that has been commissioned with about 90 percent indigenous content, the flag officer commanding-in-chief Western Naval Command vice admiral Girish Luthra on Friday informed that the Indian Navy has transformed from ‘Buyers Navy to a Builders Navy’ since the early 1960s and today all the Indian Naval ships on order are

Project-17A: India’s Trump Card against Chinese Ships in Indian Ocean

Project-17A: India’s Trump Card against Chinese Ships in Indian Ocean May 19,2018

Indian Navy is recently pacing forward in terms of modernization lagged down over the years. With Chinese presence increasing in the Indian Ocean region, Indian Navy is bound to protect her nation’s interests. Indian Navy achieved significant arsenal boost when in 2012, it commissioned into service the first series of Stealth Frigates constructed in India. The project was named ‘Project 17’ and the government soon realised the importance of Stealth Frigates and gave a go-ahead for a

HAL keen to supply Navy with light utility helicopters

HAL keen to supply Navy with light utility helicopters May 19,2018

Putting its hat in the ring for a naval requirement of light utility helicopters, state-owned aircraft manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has asked the defence ministry to consider its indigenous chopper as well, against just looking at international companies like Airbus and Bell for replacements. Sources have told ET that the state-owned company has informed the defence ministry about the progress in its light utility helicopter (LUH) programme that undertook its

Indigenously manufactured spares vital for grounded military planes: Official

Indigenously manufactured spares vital for grounded military planes: Official May 19,2018

Indigenisation will help downtime of Indian military aircraft, which are often grounded until the required foreign-made components are shipped to India, Vice Admiral Girish Luthra said on Friday. Luthra was speaking at the ‘Aviation Indigenisation Expo 2018’ organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, in association with the Indian Navy and the Aeronautical Society

DEFENCE-FUEL BARGE(COR)

DEFENCE-FUEL BARGE(COR) May 18,2018

A refuelling barge specially designed for carrying fuel mid-sea to Indian Navys flagship aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya was launched here today. The privately built fuel barge with a capacity of 1000 tonnes was launched about 10 days ahead of schedule, Vice Admiral M S Pawar, Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command, said at a ceremony at Titagarh Shipyard on the banks of Hooghly river. "This is the first time in the history of Indian Navy that one of its ships had a sideways launch," Pawar

Despite Major Shipyard Mishap, New Frigates To Be Delivered On Time

Despite Major Shipyard Mishap, New Frigates To Be Delivered On Time May 16,2018

Less than a month after a 250-tonne ‘goliath’ crane came crashing down in cyclonic conditions, the chairman of the government-run Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) in Kolkata has vowed to complete the construction of three state-of-the-art frigates for the Navy ahead of schedule. “There will be no effect in terms of construction of 3 Project 17A frigates for the Navy” said Rear Admiral VK Saxena (retired). GRSE has started a crisis mitigation programme and will deliver

ICGS Vikram, first defence ship manufactured by a private company under ‘Make in India’, docks at New Mangaluru

ICGS Vikram, first defence ship manufactured by a private company under ‘Make in India’, docks at New Mangaluru May 15,2018

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India’s First Private Company Manufactured Defense Ship Arrives At Base Port in Mangalore

India’s First Private Company Manufactured Defense Ship Arrives At Base Port in Mangalore May 14,2018

The first in class of seven new generation offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), ICGS Vikram arrived at the new Mangalore Port. ICGS, manufactured by Larsen and Toubro, is the first defense ship contracted by the Indian Ministry of defence (MoD) under the ‘Make in India’ imitative in March 2015. The 3.6 meter draught ship is designed to carry one twin-engine light helicopter and stage two twin engine heavy helicopters with night flying capabilities, Times of India reported Sunday. The

Airbus probes allegations of wrongdoings in negotiations for Indian Coast Guard chopper deal

Airbus probes allegations of wrongdoings in negotiations for Indian Coast Guard chopper deal May 12,2018

The Airbus Group has instituted an internal probe after the defence ministry received an anonymous letter alleging tweaking of norms in finalising procurement of 14 twin-engine helicopters from the aerospace major for the Coast Guard, sources said. The Airbus was the lowest bidder, and both the company and the government were nearing finalisation of the deal when the letter, believed to have been written by an employee of the aerospace company, surfaced around December last year, an official

Alarm in government as whistleblower sends classified documents

Alarm in government as whistleblower sends classified documents May 11,2018

There has been considerable alarm in the government after it received classified documents pertaining to recent defence contracts along with an anonymous letter to top functionaries alleging corruption and fixing in a Rs. 2,000-crore Airbus deal to sell helicopters to the Indian Coast Guard. While the norm is to ignore unsigned complaints, the detailed letter on the deal for 14 twin-engine heavy helicopters was taken seriously after it was found that several classified government documents

Sitharaman acknowledges private sector for building crucial naval systems

Sitharaman acknowledges private sector for building crucial naval systems May 09,2018

While public sector shipyards continue getting warship building orders without competitive tendering, and defence public sector undertakings (DPSUs) like Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) are “nominated” to build key systems for them, the defence ministry today publicly, and unusually, acknowledged the growing competence of the private sector. Addressing top naval commanders in New Delhi on Tuesday, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman,paid public tribute to Tata Power (Strategic Engineering

Modernisation on track, but budget constraints remain: Navy chief Sunil Lanba

Modernisation on track, but budget constraints remain: Navy chief Sunil Lanba May 07,2018

From challenges in the Indian Ocean and modernisation hurdles to realignment of forces and status of pending military pacts with the US, navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba spoke to Rahul Singh in an interview on a range of issues in the navy. Excerpts: How does the navy propose to counter China’s growing presence in Indian Ocean Region? Let me dispel the notion that presence of extra-regional maritime forces in international waters is an existential threat in itself. There are warships of

Russian manufacturers to fix Damaged Indian Navy’s IL-38 aircraft

Russian manufacturers to fix Damaged Indian Navy’s IL-38 aircraft May 03,2018

Days after an anti-submarine warfare aircraft of Indian Navy made an emergency landing at an airport outside Moscow, its Russian manufacturer offered a prompt assistance. Aviation major Ilyushin that manufactured Indian Navy’s IL-38 aircraft conveyed to the naval headquarters that it would repair the damaged aircraft within the next 30 days. “The offer is to repair the damage and make it flying in the next 30 days,” sources said. On April 28, the naval aircraft experienced failure to

Navy’s helicopter contract faces ‘headwinds’

Navy’s helicopter contract faces ‘headwinds’ May 02,2018

The Navy’s tender for 111 helicopters, a prized catch at ?21,738 crore, is being eyed by Airbus, Lockheed Martin which acquired Sikorsky, Russian Helicopters and Bell Helicopters. The helicopter saga has already run into rough weather, as deliberations continue in the Defence Ministry whether an Indian PSU can be added to the roster of private entities which will manufacture the helicopter in India under the Strategic Partnership model. The Naval Utility Helicopter (NUH) project is the first

Crane collapse at GRSE may hurt warship work

Crane collapse at GRSE may hurt warship work May 02,2018

The collapse of a giant crane at State-run Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) a fortnight ago could pose a risk to its ongoing contracts and the ability to take up new orders, most of which are funded by the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard. On April 17, a ‘Goliath’ crane of 250-tonne capacity collapsed due to heavy winds of 100 kmph at GRSE’s main works unit in Kolkata. There were no casualties. The incident has been kept under wraps by the company management as it comes

New Ka-226T copters ideal for Indian Navy

New Ka-226T copters ideal for Indian Navy Apr 28,2018

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec and the only helicopter design and production powerhouse in Russia, has evinced keen interest in the Indian Navy’s tender for purchase of 111 utility helicopters. The company is readying an advanced batch of the ship-based Ka-226T rotorcraft version, and has pitched it for the Indian Navy’s tender for armed light naval utility helicopters weighing no more than five tonnes. While 16 helicopters are expected to be procured in a

DAC APPROVES PURCHASE OF NAVAL GUNS WORTH RS 3,053 CRORE

DAC APPROVES PURCHASE OF NAVAL GUNS WORTH RS 3,053 CRORE Apr 28,2018

The 127 mm calibre guns will be fitted on-board new destroyers and frigates for naval gunfire support operations to undertake surface engagements The defence ministry on Friday approved the purchase of 13 high-calibre guns from the BAE System at a cost of Rs 3,053 crore for the naval warships that are under construction in various dockyards. The 127 mm calibre guns will be fitted on-board new destroyers and frigates for naval gunfire support operations to undertake surface engagements. The

India reveals P-17A frigate configuration

India reveals P-17A frigate configuration Apr 27,2018

Indian naval shipbuilder Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDSL) unveiled a scale model of the Project 17A (P-17A) frigate at the Defexpo 2018 exhibition. MDSL is building four ships in the class, while the remaining three are being constructed by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE). The P-17A platform has been described as an enlarged, stealthier variant of the three-ship Project 17 (P-17) Shivalik class frigates. The new ships are 149 m long, with a beam of 17.8 m, a draught of

Russia’s Rubin responds to Indian submarine tender RFI with Amur-1650

Russia’s Rubin responds to Indian submarine tender RFI with Amur-1650 Apr 26,2018

Rubin Central Maritime Design Bureau has prepared the necessary information on Amur-1650 submarine to bid in the 75I tender for six non-nuclear submarines for the Indian Navy, Rubin CEO Igor Vilnit told TASS. “According to the tender rules and Make in India logic the choice of a foreign partner belongs to Indian enterprises. Our proposal for the Indian Navy is based on non-nuclear Amur-1650 submarine and meets all the customer requirements,”he said. The Indian government sent a Request