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    Indian Navy receives first of new class of Mk IV LCUs

    Post  Pinto on Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:39 am

    India's state-owned shipyard, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), delivered the first of a new class of eight in-house designed Mk IV Landing Craft Utility (LCU) vessels to the Indian Navy (IN) on 30 September.

    According to the Indian Ministry of Defence, L-51 is expected to be commissioned "soon" at Port Blair: the Indian armed forces' triservice command that oversees India's Andaman and Nicobar island territories.

    The delivery of L-51 took place 14 months later than the initially envisaged timeframe of July 2015. The ship's production began in September 2012. Keel-laying took place on 26 April 2013 followed by the ship's launching in March 2014 at GRSE's Rajabagan unit.

    http://www.janes.com/article/64321/indian-navy-receives-first-of-new-class-of-mk-iv-lcus
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    Upgraded Indian Attack Submarines to Receive US Anti-Ship Missiles

    Post  Pinto on Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:36 pm


    U.S. defense contractor Boeing will supply 22 Harpoon anti-ship missiles to the Indian Navy.

    The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded U.S. defense company Boeing an $81 million contract modification to supply the Indian Navy (IN) with 22 submarine-launched Harpoon over-the-horizon anti-ship missiles under the Pentagon’s Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program, according to a September 23 press release.

    In detail, the Boeing will supply 12 UGM-84L Harpoon Block II missiles and 10 UTM-84L Harpoon training missiles, all encapsulated in a container to enable submerged launch through a torpedo tube. “Also included are two Encapsulated Harpoon certification training vehicles, containers, spares, as well as all-inclusive logistics support, and instruction for IN personnel on the missile system,” IHS Jane’s Defense Weekly reports.

    The arms package is estimated to have a total worth of around $200 million. The deal is expected to be completed in June 2018. India first purchased 24 AGM-84L Block II Harpoons in 2010 for the Indian Air Force. It bought an additional 21 Harpoons in 2012 at a cost of $200 million. India’s burgeoning fleet of Poseidon 8I Neptune advanced maritime patrol/anti-submarine warfare aircraft are armed with Harpoon missiles.

    http://thediplomat.com/2016/10/upgraded-indian-attack-submarines-to-receive-us-anti-ship-missiles/
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    Indian Navy's P-8Is get new operating base on west coast

    Post  Pinto on Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:44 pm


    http://www.janes.com/article/64404/indian-navy-s-p-8is-get-new-operating-base-on-west-coast

    The Indian Navy (IN) inaugurated a naval air enclave (NAE) on 5 October at Cochin International Airport on the country's west coast to facilitate the operation of its Boeing P-8I Neptune maritime multimission aircraft.

    The NAE will enhance surveillance of the west coast, particularly of the "strategically critical" island territories of Lakshadweep and Minicoy, and enable "timely assistance to be rendered to neighbouring countries who share friendly ties with India", said the IN in a statement.

    The IN's P-8I fleet is based at Arakkonam on the east coast.
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    RFI Issued for seven next generation Corvettes

    Post  Pinto on Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:48 pm

    A RFI has been issued on 6Th October 2016 titled
    "CONSTRUCTION OF SEVEN NEXT GENERATION CORVETTES (NGCs) FOR INDIAN NAVY"

    Last day for submission of bids is 18Th November, 2016.

    The tender calls for a multirole corvette , capable of doing

    1. Offensive SSM Attack,
    2.Anti Submarine Warfare Operations,
    3.Local Naval Defence,
    4. MIO and VBSS Operations.


    http://tenders.gov.in/innerpage.asp?choice=tc5&tid=del856091&wno=1
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    Navy scouting for corvettes under 'Make in India' banner

    Post  Pinto on Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:08 pm

    NEW DELHI: The Indian Navy is scouting for seven "next generation" heavily armed Corvettes that will come as a boost to the domestic industry since it will be a 'Make in India' project running into several thousand crore of rupees.


    Private shipyards like the Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) are likely to respond to the Navy's Request for Information (RFI) along with state-run shipyards.


    "We will be pitching for it strongly. We have made different types of warships in our shipyard and we are the only ones to have delivered earlier than schedule," chairman and manging director of Goa Shipyard, Rear Admiral Shekhar Mital (Retd) told PTI.


    The corvettes will be capable of carrying out surface-to-surface missile attacks, anti-submarine warfare operations, and the navy wants the ships to be delivered from 2023.


    While the exact value of the project is yet to be determined since it all depends on the kind of weapon platform that will be on board, sources said it is safe to assume that each corvette would cost about Rs 1,500 to Rs 1,800 crore.


    The criteria for the new vessels are largely similar to the Khukri-class boats they will replace — 4,000 nautical mile range, maximum and sustained top speeds of 25-27 knots.


    The 120-meter-long single hull corvettes, or small warships, will have low radar, acoustic, magnetic, visual and infra-red signatures.
    The ships should able to carry a minimum of 8 surface-to-surface missiles and engage sea-skimming missiles, flying 3-5 metres above sea level, upto maximum speed of Mach 3 (three times the speed of sound).


    Active towed array sonar, two light-weight torpedo launchers should be on board fitted to the corvettes, a navy document says.


    There are at present at least 45 ships and submarines under construction in India.


    India has already built four anti-submarine warfare corvettes under Project-28, the first of which was handed over to the navy in 2014. This was built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd.


    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Navy-scouting-for-corvettes-under-Make-in-India-banner/articleshow/55183375.cms
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    Re: Indian Navy and Naval Aicraft: News

    Post  KiloGolf on Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:10 pm

    India seems willing to go pro here, ditching STOBAR and conventional propulsion, avoiding the MiG-29K too.
    Wise moves as the whole carrier ops game is better-served with a more western approach. Of course the logistical nightmare will be epic lol1

    Confirmed: India’s Next Aircraft Carrier Will Be Nuclear

    The Indian Navy’s latest aircraft carrier, the 65,000-ton supercarrier INS Vishal, the second ship of the Vikrant-class, will be powered by a nuclear reactor, according to anonymous Indian Navy sources. Furthermore, the INS Vishal will be able to accommodate up to 55 aircraft (35 fixed-wing combat aircraft and 20 rotary wing aircraft), launched using a catapult assisted take-off but arrested recovery (CATOBAR) aircraft launch system, incorporating U.S. defense contractor’s General Atomics’ new electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) technology, the Business Standard reports on November 7.

    The Indian Navy’s preference for the CATOBAR aircraft launch system indicates that the new warship will in all likelihood not carry MiG-29K Fulcrum fighter jets, the current mainstay of India’s naval combat aviation. This will open up opportunities for competitors, in particular France and the United States, to push their naval combat aircraft. As I reported previously (See: “India to Consider French Fighter Jets For Navy’s Newest Aircraft Carrier”), representatives of French aircraft maker Dassault Aviation pitched the naval version of the Dassault Rafale twin-engine, fourth generation multirole fighter to the Indian Navy in early 2016. (The United States has been quietly pushing Lockheed Martin’s F-35c Lightning II and McDonnell Douglas F/A 18 Hornets).

    http://thediplomat.com/2016/11/confirmed-indias-next-aircraft-carrier-will-be-nuclear/
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    Re: Indian Navy and Naval Aicraft: News

    Post  Militarov on Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:40 pm

    KiloGolf wrote:India seems willing to go pro here, ditching STOBAR and conventional propulsion, avoiding the MiG-29K too.
    Wise moves as the whole carrier ops game is better-served with a more western approach. Of course the logistical nightmare will be epic lol1

    Confirmed: India’s Next Aircraft Carrier Will Be Nuclear

    The Indian Navy’s latest aircraft carrier, the 65,000-ton supercarrier INS Vishal, the second ship of the Vikrant-class, will be powered by a nuclear reactor, according to anonymous Indian Navy sources. Furthermore, the INS Vishal will be able to accommodate up to 55 aircraft (35 fixed-wing combat aircraft and 20 rotary wing aircraft), launched using a catapult assisted take-off but arrested recovery (CATOBAR) aircraft launch system, incorporating U.S. defense contractor’s General Atomics’ new electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) technology, the Business Standard reports on November 7.

    The Indian Navy’s preference for the CATOBAR aircraft launch system indicates that the new warship will in all likelihood not carry MiG-29K Fulcrum fighter jets, the current mainstay of India’s naval combat aviation. This will open up opportunities for competitors, in particular France and the United States, to push their naval combat aircraft. As I reported previously (See: “India to Consider French Fighter Jets For Navy’s Newest Aircraft Carrier”), representatives of French aircraft maker Dassault Aviation pitched the naval version of the Dassault Rafale twin-engine, fourth generation multirole fighter to the Indian Navy in early 2016. (The United States has been quietly pushing Lockheed Martin’s F-35c Lightning II and McDonnell Douglas F/A 18 Hornets).

    http://thediplomat.com/2016/11/confirmed-indias-next-aircraft-carrier-will-be-nuclear/

    Indians will soon have more different aircraft in service than whole NATO combined, including trainers and agrocultural fleet.
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    Re: Indian Navy and Naval Aicraft: News

    Post  GarryB on Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:23 am

    Wise moves as the whole carrier ops game is better-served with a more western approach

    But who are they going to bully?


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    Re: Indian Navy and Naval Aicraft: News

    Post  KiloGolf on Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:24 pm

    GarryB wrote:
    Wise moves as the whole carrier ops game is better-served with a more western approach

    But who are they going to bully?

    RSK MiG and their state budget lol1
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    Re: Indian Navy and Naval Aicraft: News

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:29 pm

    KiloGolf wrote:
    GarryB wrote:
    Wise moves as the whole carrier ops game is better-served with a more western approach

    But who are they going to bully?

    RSK MiG and their state budget lol1

    The last time the West tried to fully demonstrate their carrier ops in front of them, they tried to attack India to save Pakistan. It's time for you to brush up on some history books... Rolling Eyes
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    Re: Indian Navy and Naval Aicraft: News

    Post  KiloGolf on Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:39 am

    magnumcromagnon wrote:The last time the West tried to fully demonstrate their carrier ops in front of them, they tried to attack India to save Pakistan. It's time for you to brush up on some history books... Rolling Eyes

    Looks like you didn't read very thoroughly. India has been using western (British) carriers and doctrine for a while.
    In fact they used all that at war, forcing a Naval blockade on East Pakistan in 1971 and launching Hawker Sea Hawks that carried out airstrikes.
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    Re: Indian Navy and Naval Aicraft: News

    Post  miketheterrible on Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:24 am

    KiloGolf wrote:
    GarryB wrote:
    Wise moves as the whole carrier ops game is better-served with a more western approach

    But who are they going to bully?

    RSK MiG and their state budget lol1

    as I have noticed from your previous attempts at trolling and passing off as whatever diatribe as you call knowledge on this forums, I will also have to inform you that this is of no risk to Mikoyan. Simply because I know India far better than you ever would, and know that as of the last 20 years, India couldn't pass off a open tender in anything a respectable time frame. As evident with the MMRCA. If anything, India just further hurts itself by trying to be another Saudi Arabia with the logistical nightmare that is their military.

    But much like their major highway headed to Amritsar, nothing gets done, not on time, budget or quality.

    So please, continue your bullshit that drags the rest of our IQ into the designated poo gutters of Dheli.
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    Re: Indian Navy and Naval Aicraft: News

    Post  KiloGolf on Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:32 am

    miketheterrible wrote:as I have noticed from your previous attempts at trolling and passing off as whatever diatribe as you call knowledge on this forums, I will also have to inform you that this is of no risk to Mikoyan. Simply because I know India far better than you ever would, and know that as of the last 20 years, India couldn't pass off a open tender in anything a respectable time frame. As evident with the MMRCA. If anything, India just further hurts itself by trying to be another Saudi Arabia with the logistical nightmare that is their military.

    But much like their major highway headed to Amritsar, nothing gets done, not on time, budget or quality.

    So please, continue your bullshit that drags the rest of our IQ into the designated poo gutters of Dheli.

    I answered jokingly to Garry. Move on.
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    Re: Indian Navy and Naval Aicraft: News

    Post  GarryB on Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:29 am

    I answered jokingly to Garry. Move on.

    Not laughing...

    The huge irony is that the Indians would benefit rather more from having MiG-29Ks in their navy and MiG-35s in their air force, but clearly they want to spend a small fortune on either Rafale or even Hornets.


    Not my position to tell them what to do... but I will be mentioning it when India does something that the US does not approve of and suddenly they lose access to the weapons they rent from the US... because you don't buy weapons from the US... you rent them.

    Well what you actually buy is protection... influence... but you just have to hope that any conflict you find yourself in does not involve a country that is more important to the US than you are... Ask Argentina vs Britain in the Falklands dispute.


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    Re: Indian Navy and Naval Aicraft: News

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:48 pm

    KiloGolf wrote:
    magnumcromagnon wrote:The last time the West tried to fully demonstrate their carrier ops in front of them, they tried to attack India to save Pakistan. It's time for you to brush up on some history books... Rolling Eyes

    Looks like you didn't read very thoroughly. India has been using western (British) carriers and doctrine for a while.
    In fact they used all that at war, forcing a Naval blockade on East Pakistan in 1971 and launching Hawker Sea Hawks that carried out airstrikes.

    It's nothing like the co-developing mega carriers we're talking about here. It's one thing to buy a used vessel, it's another thing to co-develop one when the U.S. refuses to this day to even allow your beloved Javelins to be produced in India, but you think they'll allow their Mega carriers to be developed their instead  lol1 ..... lol1 Sorry buddy, you still need to brush up on your U.S.-Indian relations history books.
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    Re: Indian Navy and Naval Aicraft: News

    Post  Militarov on Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:03 pm

    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    KiloGolf wrote:
    magnumcromagnon wrote:The last time the West tried to fully demonstrate their carrier ops in front of them, they tried to attack India to save Pakistan. It's time for you to brush up on some history books... Rolling Eyes

    Looks like you didn't read very thoroughly. India has been using western (British) carriers and doctrine for a while.
    In fact they used all that at war, forcing a Naval blockade on East Pakistan in 1971 and launching Hawker Sea Hawks that carried out airstrikes.

    It's nothing like the co-developing mega carriers we're talking about here. It's one thing to buy a used vessel, it's another thing to co-develop one when the U.S. refuses to this day to even allow your beloved Javelins to be produced in India, but you think they'll allow their Mega carriers to be developed their instead  lol1 ..... lol1 Sorry buddy, you still need to brush up on your U.S.-Indian relations history books.

    Wasnt there information from Indian sources that they signed agreement of understanding with certain US company on co-developing EMALS for their carriers?
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    Post  George1 on Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:27 pm

    India tested anti-ship missile with the first submarine Scorpene type

    March 2, 2017 the Indian Navy made the launch of the French anti-ship missile MBDA Exocet SM39 Block 2 of the torpedo passing the test head large diesel-electric submarine S 50 Kalvari type Scorpene, reports Indian newspaper "The Economic Times".

    The missile that was launched from the first of the six non-nuclear submarines Scorpene submarines (Indian symbol - Project 75), produced in India under license by agreement with the French shipbuilding association DCNS, "successfully hit" educational purpose during testing in the Arabian Sea.

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2466486.html


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    Post  George1 on Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:35 am

    The Indian aircraft carrier Viraat

    On the evening of March 6, 2017, in Mumbai, on the territory of the naval shipyard (Mumbai Naval Dockyard), an official ceremony was held for the withdrawal of the aircraft carrier R 22 Viraat from the Indian Navy, the former British Hermes, which was under the Indian flag since 1987 and for a long time was the flagship of the Indian fleet. At sunset on March 6, 2017, the Indian flag was finally descended on Viraat in order to never be raised again. Viraat was the oldest aircraft carrier in the ranks in the world, and set a historic record for the duration of service for aircraft carriers (over 57 years).



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    Re: Indian Navy and Naval Aicraft: News

    Post  George1 on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:42 pm

    Until the end of March, the Indian Navy will withdraw the remaining Tu-142ME aircraft from service

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2500343.html


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    Post  George1 on Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:41 am

    Tu-142ME aircraft officially withdrawn from the armament of the Indian Navy

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2520176.html


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    Post  George1 on Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:31 pm

    The Indian government has approved the purchase of another 32 helicopters HAL Dhruv

    The Indian government has approved the proposal of the state-owned aircraft manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to purchase 32 additional Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv helicopters for the Navy and the Coast Guard of India, the Indian newspaper The Economic Times reports.



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    Post  George1 on Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:46 am

    The second Indian submarine of the Scorpene type went to sea

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2648916.html


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    Re: Indian Navy and Naval Aicraft: News

    Post  JohninMK on Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:33 pm

    RussianDefence.com‏ @Russian_Defence 26m26 minutes ago

    DefenseNews story on MiG-29K obviously touched a nerve ( https://www.defensenews.com/land/2017/08/04/indian-navy-wants-russian-mig-29k-jets-to-be-ruggedized/ … ) since MiG rep. Anastasia Kravchenko had to get involved:



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