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    Re: Indian Navy and Naval Aicraft: News

    Post  sepheronx on Tue May 26, 2015 7:26 pm

    SajeevJino wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:

    I guess it is easy for me to say this since my wife is from India and quite knowledgable in these affairs but while it is true that China is a threat more to do with land claims, USA has been the real threat to India through its Proxy Pakistan. They do fund Pakistan and their ISI. Add in, with this money and training, lead to events like kashmir conflict as well as the Mumbai terrorist attack. Then of course, USA did send vessels to Pakistan to move to India during last conflict between the two (open conflict) where USA did threaten India, which prompted the Soviet Union to step in to counter USA.

    If you really want to dig deeper, why does China sign more economical lucrative deals with India while USA doesnt? ($4B deal from usa vs $10b from china or $100B with Russia).

    Chinese recent SSN dock in Sri Lanka, some IN birds also smelled Chinese sub activities near Indian ocean makes their dream bigger compared to the So called MacMohan Line claim from Aksai sin to Arunachal, the Chinese is always a head ache to us.

    mean time Peoples should make sure that Russia too supply the Military hardwares to China, Just like Americans doing with Pakistan. ( Yes i Know the Aid too )

    Chinese products are cheaper, while Americans comes with wide money and Quality,  


    Ahahahahahahahahaha you already getting started with your crap? Quality? No they dont produce anything anymore unless its tractors. Big money? Yeah, if you like printed monopoly money and ngos funding corruption and oppositions like they do in India. Glad that Modi has more brainpower.

    Oh, and blame yourselves for Sri Lanka, as it was the Tamils who went monkey on Indian government on support of government back when they had peacekeepers there then recalled support due to protests.

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    Re: Indian Navy and Naval Aicraft: News

    Post  type055 on Wed May 27, 2015 7:44 am

    “maintain its naval supremacy in the Indian Ocean”, read this , India 's target is to build their supremacy in India ocean.


    who currently  has  most powerful fleet  in India Ocean→ US

    I think India has  big ambition.


    btw Chinese never think India is a threat, only India and westen media keep talking "India compare to China bla bla bla" "China threat India bla bla bla" India can get on Chinese news paper all because of this kind of article.

    Ordinary Chinese don't know much about India except diputed territory.

    It's so pathetic that many countries know US better than their neighbor.

    about cheap products , a lots of countries have lower income than China, why they can not produce in lower price?

    coz , China has better infrastructure, educated population, massive Industry convergence,

    1970's Japan , 1980's korea are similar to today's China, the defference is China has much larger scale. China's economy

    transformation is in progress. I heard some countries want to imitate China, they propose a project called "MADE IN INDIA”
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    Re: Indian Navy and Naval Aicraft: News

    Post  Werewolf on Wed May 27, 2015 3:23 pm

    type055 wrote:

    It's so pathetic that many countries know US better than their neighbor.

    It is very important to know your enemy!
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    Re: Indian Navy and Naval Aicraft: News

    Post  sepheronx on Wed May 27, 2015 3:36 pm

    The Made In India concept is smart, very smart. And Chinas path was equally smart. Now that China's growth is slowing down, this is prime opportunity for China to work on domestic consumption even more, and inter border trading with Russia and India on various similar goods, as it will keep people employed and money flowing. Only nation trying to prevent that is USA. Protectionism of industry is needed as well.

    The whole India and China disputes is so stupid, since both share a common history of being royally screwed by England.
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    Russian frigates left without engines prepared for transfer to India

    Post  Pinto on Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:38 pm

    3/07/2015 Lenta.ru
    The fourth and fifth Project 11356 frigates, built for the Russian Navy at the Kaliningrad Yantar shipyard, might be sent to India. A source in the Defense Ministry informed Lenta.ru of this. Such a move will make it possible to equip the ships with turbines of Ukrainian manufacture that were previously ordered but which Kiev now refuses to supply since they would be used for equipping Russian warships. The first three ships will be transferred to the Russian Navy on time.

    “We have serious problems with the fourth and fifth frigates” (Admiral Butakov andAdmiral Istomin –note by Lenta.ru), said the source. “It is possible that they will be handed over to India. This will make it possible to change the passport of the end customer and receive the Ukrainian turbines for them.” According to the publications interlocutor, the military will resolve the fate of the frigates.

    According to sources in the defense manufacturing industry, India expresses interest in the future augmentation of the capacity of a group of Project 11356 frigates, which have recommend themselves as successful ships with good military capabilities, and is now holding talks on the purchase of three more ships of this type as a supplement to the six supplied earlier.

    The head of defense procurement at the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), Anatoly Shlemov, stated in an interview with Lenta.ru that the first three Project 11356 frigates will be provided to the fleet on time and that the fate of the other two ships is currently being decided jointly with the Navy. He also noted that the rift in military and technical cooperation with Ukraine does not negatively affect the construction of the new Project 22350 frigates which will be also transferred to the Navy on time – seven ships by 2021.

    On 1 July at the International Maritime Defense Show IMDS-2015 in Saint Petersburg, the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Viktor Chirkov, stated that in order to compensate for the delays in the construction of the 11356 frigates, the construction of a series of small missile ships of a new type for Project 22800 is being planned.

    First published in Russian in Lenta.ru.

    http://in.rbth.com/news/2015/07/03/russian_frigates_left_without_engines_prepared_for_transfer_to_india_44041.html
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    Re: Indian Navy and Naval Aicraft: News

    Post  aksha on Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:18 pm

    Indian Navy Receives IN326 - Seventh Boeing P-8I Neptune (737-8FV) Maritime Patrol Aircraft
    http://hnlrarebirds.blogspot.in/2015/06/india-navys-in326.html




    The Indian Navy took delivery of IN326 (C/N 40616) the 7th P-8I Neptune ASW aircraft last month (07/06/2015).

    The P-8I (737-8FV) made its delivery flight from the Boeing Field Airport and had stop-overs at Hawaii, Guam and Singapore before arriving at Chennai. The final aircraft will be delivered by the year end.

    The Neptunes are based at INS Rajali, Arakkonam in the state of Tamil Nadu.
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    Re: Indian Navy and Naval Aicraft: News

    Post  aksha on Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:35 pm

    INS Arihant SSBN

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    Re: Indian Navy and Naval Aicraft: News

    Post  max steel on Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:53 pm

    After Airbus, Mahindra to make Naval equipment with UK firm

    On the heels of tying up with Airbus Helicopters, Mahindra Defence Naval Systems today said it has joined hands with Britain's Ultra Electronics to manufacture and supply underwater warfare equipment for the Indian Navy and radios for the Army.

    "The two companies have come together to build and supply new generation advanced systems like the torpedo defence system, integrated anti-submarine warfare defence suite and mine counter measure equipment.

    "Their offerings will also include anti-submarine warfare vessels, submarine safety equipment and sono-buoys, among others," Mahindra Defence said in a statement here.

    The Mahindra Group firm did not disclose financial details of the agreement. The company also did not say whether these equipment will be manufactured in India.

    The statement said the companies will address the requirement of specialised radios for the Army's tactical communication systems.

    Mahindra Defence Chairman S P Shukla said, "The Navy has been importing a major part of underwater war-fighting equipment. We expect to provide cutting edge technology to the Navy in this field in partnership with Ultra Electronics.

    "We also expect to address the requirement of specialised radios and other defence electronics for all the three wings of the armed forces."

    Late last week, the company tied up with Airbus Helicopters to manufacture defence choppers in the country.

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    Six new nuclear attack submarines

    Post  Pinto on Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:07 pm

    While India has traditionally shied from commenting on its nuclear fleet, the Navy said it was confident of executing the order with a brand new design.




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    NEW DELHI: In a rare, official comment on the Indian nuclear attack submarine project, Vice-Chief-Admiral P Murugesan, told ET that work had started on a new class of vessels after the government go-ahead two months back and the target was to shorten the development time to under 15 years. "The government has given approvals for six new SSNs ( nuclear attack submarines) earlier this year. We have started the work, but it's still at the pento-paper stage," Murugesan told ET.

    While India has traditionally shied from commenting on its nuclear fleet, the Navy said it was confident of executing the order with a brand new design.

    Murugesan expressed confidence in the abilities of the Navy's submarine design bureau to come out with a new class of vessels in less than 15 years. "These things take time, but we will be able to improve on the timelines that the pioneers (nations) have set, which typically took over 15 years for such a project."

    http://m.economictimes.com/news/def...-undersea-operations/articleshow/48076623.cms

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    Re: Indian Navy and Naval Aicraft: News

    Post  Austin on Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:08 am

    I was looking at pictures India's recently launched submarine INS Kalvari a scorpene class sub
    Looking at the picture , It has some kind of Side sonar , picture below



    Does Kilo 636 has such kind of side sonar ?

    What is the advantage of such sonar on the side

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    scorpene class sub

    Post  Austin on Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:11 am

    Found Sonar Suite of Scorpene looks very comprehensive

    https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/worldwide/defence/naval-forces/underwater-warfare/anti-submarine-warfare-systems/s-cube-integrated-submarine-sonar-suite
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    Re: Indian Navy and Naval Aicraft: News

    Post  Pinto on Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:11 pm

    India too might buy additional 40 MIG 29K to spare the 2 squadrons of SU 30mki doing duty for Indian Navy and post them on our eastern border
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    Navy wants NLCA and Mig29K validated for EMALS and AAG

    Post  Pinto on Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:26 am

    While the US wants to replicate level of closeness that Russia has historically enjoyed with Indian Navy,
    what it can’t ignore is that Indian navy already operates large number of Mig29K fighter jets
    which will
    also serve on IAC2 on which US and India are working together .

    Indications are that Navy will go forward with IAC2 which will be equipped with latest General atomics developed Electromagnetic aircraft launch systems (EMALS) which also includes incorporation of Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) which is an aircraft recovery system .

    Indian Naval team have been provided live demonstration of EMAILS and AAG systems on board US Navy Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Class Supercarriers which is first aircraft carrier to be equipped with the latest systems, Navy is wary that it has launched and recovered only US made aircrafts till date.

    Naval Sources have informed that Navy has asked US officials to validate new systems for NLCA and Mig29K so that new system is compatible with current Naval aircrafts of Indian Navy.While Source believes that there is nothing to suggest that Russian supplied Mig29K or Indian developed NLCA will absolutely be not workable or be noncompatible with new American systems, but Navy wants pairing to be validated just to ensure that current Naval Air assets will work with

    EMALS and AAG systems when incorporated on IAC2. It will be interesting to see what methodology Americans will use to validate system compatibility of its systems with Russian aircraft, Since access to landbased EMAL systems at Naval Air Systems Command in Lakehurst or Gerald R. Ford is highly unlikely to happen .
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    Re: Indian Navy and Naval Aicraft: News

    Post  George1 on Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:30 am

    Completed renovation in Russia of Indian Il-38SD



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    Re: Indian Navy and Naval Aicraft: News

    Post  aksha on Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:54 am

    http://www.livefistdefence.com/2015/09/exclusive-indo-israeli-lrsam-range.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter



    The Indo-Israeli LRSAM/Barak-8 began its first hot trials with the Israeli Navy in May this year. In what could be the single most significant development in the weapon system's long-drawn journey, the Indian Navy has confirmed to Livefist that the LRSAM will sport an operational range a third higher than initially agreed upon. In effect, the LRSAM's range now moves from 70-km to in excess of 90-km or higher. Range upgrade discussions took place in November last year following a land test in Israel.

    IAI and India's DRDO missile cluster (led by the DRDL) that have jointly developed the missile system, designated the Barak 8 for Israel and yet to be officially named in India, have begun work on boosting weapon range.

    With preliminary integration activity already on, Livefist can also confirm that the LRSAM is all set to undergo its first test firing from Indian Navy destroyer INS Kolkata in November-December this year in the Arabian Sea. The weapon system is intended for a host of frontline surface combatants, including all future fighting ships of the Indian Navy.

    Top Navy officials tell Livefist that while the 2nd Kolkata-class destroyer Kochi set to enter service on September 30, like the first ship of its class, sports a BEL-built HUMSA NG bow mounted sonar, the contracted active towed array sonar will be integrated within the next 16-18 months.
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    Re: Indian Navy and Naval Aicraft: News

    Post  aksha on Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:54 am

    EXCLUSIVE: Indo-Israeli LRSAM Range Extended By A Third

    http://www.livefistdefence.com/2015/09/exclusive-indo-israeli-lrsam-range.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

    The Indo-Israeli LRSAM/Barak-8 began its first hot trials with the Israeli Navy in May this year. In what could be the single most significant development in the weapon system's long-drawn journey, the Indian Navy has confirmed to Livefist that the LRSAM will sport an operational range a third higher than initially agreed upon. In effect, the LRSAM's range now moves from 70-km to in excess of 90-km or higher. Range upgrade discussions took place in November last year following a land test in Israel.

    IAI and India's DRDO missile cluster (led by the DRDL) that have jointly developed the missile system, designated the Barak 8 for Israel and yet to be officially named in India, have begun work on boosting weapon range.

    With preliminary integration activity already on, Livefist can also confirm that the LRSAM is all set to undergo its first test firing from Indian Navy destroyer INS Kolkata in November-December this year in the Arabian Sea. The weapon system is intended for a host of frontline surface combatants, including all future fighting ships of the Indian Navy.

    Top Navy officials tell Livefist that while the 2nd Kolkata-class destroyer Kochi set to enter service on September 30, like the first ship of its class, sports a BEL-built HUMSA NG bow mounted sonar, the contracted active towed array sonar will be integrated within the next 16-18 months.









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    Re: Indian Navy and Naval Aicraft: News

    Post  aksha on Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:21 am

    Delhi class destroyer upgrades

    1)Uragan shtil SAM replaced by VLS shtil-1.

    2)New data transmission and storage system.

    3)Subsonic Kh-35 replaced by Brahmos.

    4)Fregat M2EM airsearch radar replacing older Fregat MAE version.

    5)ALTAS active towed array sonar replacing current VDS(variable depth sonar)

    6)Possible - HUMSA-NG passive sonar replacing older HUMSA passive sonar.

    7)OTO Melara's 127/64 LW main gun

    Total SAMs will be 32 barak 1 + 24 Shtil VL = 56


    sourced from

    http://www.mid-day.com/articles/nod-to-new-aircraft-carrier-brahmos-missiles-for-six-ships/16208154

    https://www.google.co.in/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CB0QFjAAahUKEwjAmcPbr5TIAhWUTY4KHdXJB4s&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.janes.com%2Farticle%2F47555%2Findian-navy-selects-oto-melara-127-64-lw-gun&usg=AFQjCNGdp7IMGVi8fP7ggQIQMgiI3VK7zQ

    http://www.defenseworld.net/news/13458/India_To_Upgrade_Delhi__Talwar_Class_Destroyers_For__472_Million



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    Re: Indian Navy and Naval Aicraft: News

    Post  jhelb on Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:14 pm

    aksha wrote:7)OTO Melara's 127/64 LW main gun

    Why are you guys still stuck with 127mm guns when Russia & NATO are all moving towards 152mm/155mm guns?
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    Re: Indian Navy and Naval Aicraft: News

    Post  George1 on Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:16 am

    India Inducts Country's Largest Warship Into Navy

    Sputnik correspondent reports that Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar commissioned INS Kochi, which is reportedly the largest warship ever built in the country.

    NEW DELHI (Sputnik) – Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar commissioned INS Kochi, which is reportedly the largest warship ever built in the country, in Mumbai on Wednesday, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

    INS Kochi, the second of three Kolkata-class destroyers, was laid in October 2009. According to local media reports, it will become the tenth destroyer in the Indian combat fleet. The ship weighs almost 8,300 tons and is 535 feet long.

    "We will develop a real blue ocean Navy. A Navy that can dominate the Indian Ocean Region, and while dominating it be considered friendly by its neighbors. We have already done so during my tenure itself, like [supplying] water to the Maldives and [rescuing] of our nationals along with the nationals of 22 other countries from Yemen without [any] damage to us," Parrikar said in a speech during the commissioning.

    The first Kolkata-class vessel, the INS Kolkata, was commissioned in India in August 2014. The INS Chennai, which will become the third ship of this kind, will be commissioned in late 2016, according to the local media.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/asia/20150930/1027760544/india-largest-warship.html#ixzz3nChBrPSL


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    Post  max steel on Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:49 pm

    Flight of Nirbhay Cruise Missile Aborted After 700 Seconds of Launch

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    The Russia-India submarine tango will blindside the US Navy

    Post  vishal_gutsy on Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:21 pm

    Russia and India – either through design or happenstance – are set to engage the western navies in an interesting game of undersea hide and seek.

    Chasing nuclear submarines is how major navies earn their keep. The Russian and US fleets track each other’s subs on a 24/7 basis by listening to the acoustic signatures – a combination of noise emissions – that are unique to each type of submarine.

    For several decades the Americans held the advantage as they claimed to have quieter submarines. The Russians closed the gap by the mid-1980s and today their submarines have got the inside track on the US Navy. The net result is this undersea contest has become more intense now and the stakes are a lot higher too.

    Unlike surface ships and aircraft, submarines do not have markings or IFF (Identify Friend/Foe) codes that can out them. The only way to identify a sub is through its acoustics. This aspect works to the advantage of Russia and India if both have the same class of submarines.

    The signature of an Indian Navy Akula is indistinguishable from the acoustics of a similar submarine with the Russian Navy, making it difficult or perhaps impossible for the Americans to tell one from the other. As more Russian nuclear submarines join the Indian Navy’s undersea fleet, it just adds to the complexity of tracking Russian submarines. The US Navy will have to divert more time, effort, vessels, aircraft and personnel to this increasingly complex job.

    The US Navy does not just track the Russian fleets but Indian Navy vessels too. According to a report by the Indian Military Review (February 2014), the American P3 Orion aircraft operating in the Indian Ocean are known to generate data on both Russian and Indian submarines.

    Since secrecy is paramount for the survival of submarines – which usually lack self-defence weapons – India cannot risk any country knowing the whereabouts of its second strike element. Hoping the US will not pass on information about the location of Indian submarines to Pakistan or China is not only bad policy but potentially suicidal as well. The wiser option is to achieve submarine synergies between the Russian and Indian navies and blindside anyone who is tracking their fleets.
    Reports that New Delhi is in talks with Moscow to lease a second nuclear submarine for 10 years suggests this undersea synergy could be a reality in the coming years.

    Akula: Wolf of the sea

    The latest submarine likely to be handed over to the Indian Navy will be the K-322 Kashalot, which Russia’s Pacific Fleet had kept in reserve. This is the third time India is leasing a nuclear-powered attack submarine from Russia.
    The Kashalot belongs to the same Akula II class as the INS Chakra II which is currently on a 10-year lease to the Indian Navy. The 8140 ton vessel has a submerged speed of 30 knots, Monster Strike Hack has achieved a dive of a phenomenal 620 metres and is equipped with eight torpedo tubes. It has an endurance of 100 days with a crew of 73. According to the RusNavy.com, the submarine achieved a Russian Navy record in 1991 by trailing foreign submarines for over 14 days without interruption.
    No wonder the Indian Navy loves the Akula. “The Akula was built for one reason and one reason only: To kill US Navy ballistic missile submarines and their crews,” a US official told the Beacon. “It’s a very stealthy boat so it can sneak around and avoid detection and hope to get past any protective screen a boomer might have in place,” the official said, referring to the US Navy nickname for strategic missile submarines.

    That pretty much sums up why the Akula was a big scare word among western navies during the 1980s. After a brief absence during the 1990s, when the Russian Navy shrank faster than a deflated balloon, these upgraded attack submarines are back, prowling the oceans.

    Yasen for India?

    If the Akula was a scareword, then the Yasen is a frightful nightmare for its opponents. The cruise-missile carrying boat was designed to target US aircraft carrier strike groups. Considering that India is a former victim of American gunboat diplomacy, the Yasen should be the perfect solution for scuttling any foreign adventurism in the Indian Ocean.

    According to the US Naval Institute, “One of the US Navy’s top submarine officers was so impressed with Russia’s new (Yasen) nuclear attack boats that he had a model of K-329 Severodvinsk built for his office. Rear Admiral Dave Johnson said he had the model of Severodvinsk placed outside his office in a common area so that he could look at it every day on his way to his office.”

    The 13,800 ton (more than double the size of the INS Arihant), 390 feet long submarine has a maximum “silent” speed of about 20 knots and a maximum speed of up to 40 knots. The sea endurance of these boats is limited only by food supplies.

    The Yasen and similar new generation submarines have allowed the Russians to run rings around the Americans in recent years, demonstrating a quantum leap in technology and high levels of seamanship.

    According to strategic affairs expert Bharat Karnad, “Despite the vaunted anti-submarine warfare capabilities of the US Navy, a Victor III class Russian SSN....tailed an Ohio-class SSBN almost to its pen in Guam without anybody getting wind of it — that’s how loud the US boomer is in turbulence terms and how little turbulence is generated by the Russian boat.”

    He adds: “Russian subs have since the sixties carried electro-optical devices in the sail and the hull to detect turbulence and identify enemy subs by their turbulence signatures. The Yasen can be in the SSGN cruise missile-carrying configuration, or, if India so wishes, it can be modified to carry a mixed ordnance load of conventional cruise missiles and nuclear ballistic missiles. That would be a devastating dual-purpose land attack-cum-strategic targeting weapons platform nonpareil to have in the Indian Navy service. There’s nothing like the Yasen-class with the Chinese Navy.”

    http://in.rbth.com/2015/11/13/the-rusia-india-submarine-tango-will-blindside-the-us-navy_539799
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    Re: Indian Navy and Naval Aicraft: News

    Post  max steel on Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:58 am

    Were you all sleeping?


    From Malabar Indo-US-Japanese exercise:

    INDIA used Kilos for the first time with western nations in exercise. Indian USHUS sonar proved to be fairly effective.


    Russian-Built Kilo Submarine 'Kills' American Los Angeles Nuclear Sub


    But is it true that Diesel submarines regularly come out well against Nuclear submarines but only when they work to their advantages. This is close to shore in shallow water where their quiet nature comes to the fore and the nuclear submarine can't use its advantage of speed and unlimited endurance.

    When you get into blue water conditions nuclear submarines can literally run rings around diesel subs as they can use their speed and endurance to engage and disengage at will.

    In blue water the nuclear submarine can sit back listening with their more powerful sonar array and wait for the diesel sub to go shallow and run her diesels or snort to top up Oxygen. They can then move in quick taking advantage of the situation and launch torpedoes at long range and then retire before the diesel sub can return fire ?
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    India to Build 6 Nuclear-Powered Submarines - Navy Chief

    Post  Pinto on Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:34 pm

    India will commission the construction of six nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs), India's navy chief Adm. Robin Dhowan said.

    Four Chinese Navy submarines (L) and warships attend an international fleet review to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army Navy on April 23, 2009 off Qingdao in Shandong Province
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    Under the Sea: Russian, Chinese Submarines Challenge for US
    NEW DELHI (Sputnik) — The boost to India's navy will renew the country's submarine fleet currently composed of 13 aging diesel-powered submarines and one Nerpa SSN, called Chakra locally, on lease from Russia.
    "The six SSNs will be constructed under the Make in India program," Dhowan said, as quoted by The Times of India on Thursday.

    Technical parameters are being drawn up, and a shipyard for the construction is yet to be selected, according to the newspaper. Another three Scorpene-class submarines will be ordered from the French DCNS company.

    India's own nuclear-powered ballistic missile INS Arihant submarine is due to be commissioned next year at the Navy Shipbuilding Centre in Visakhapatnam.



    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20151204/1031242059/india-submarine-nuclear-fleet.html#ixzz3tN2j6ymM
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    Re: Indian Navy and Naval Aicraft: News

    Post  Militarov on Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:57 am

    "India has finally decided to scrap submarine INS Sindhurakshak, which sank in August of 2013."

    Source: SeaWaves Magazine
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    Indian MiG-29s

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    Four MiG-29K carrier-variant fighter jets are ready to be shipped to India in two weeks depending on the weather, and the contract is on course to be completed by next year, officials of the MiG Corporation say. Two aircraft were delivered last week and were accepted by the Navy after testing.

    “This month four more will be despatched. Next year, six more will be delivered and we will fulfil the contract,” Sergey Korotkov, General Director of Russian Aircraft Corporation-MiG said in an interaction with a group of journalists from India who were in Russia on the invitation of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC).

    India had contracted 45 MiG-29K carrier-based fighters from Russia in two batches — 16 fighters in 2004 along with the contact for acquiring aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya and another 29 fighters in 2010. In fact, India is the first launch customer of the carrier variant of MiG-29 even before the Russian Navy. While 16 aircraft currently fly from INS Vikramaditya, the remaining Mi9-29K are to operate from the under-construction indigenous carrier Vikrant, scheduled to enter service in 2018.

    With the first batch of six Mig-29s of the Air Force upgraded in Russia, the next phase of modernisation of the remaining fighters in India has began and is progressing on schedule. There are other fighter upgrade programmes running in parallel — Mirage and Jaguar. These are important for the Air Force as new inductions are delayed and existing fleets of Mig-21s and Mig-27s are retired.

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/mig29k-fleet-upgraded/article7972811.ece

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