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4 shipyards in battle for 6 hi-speed landing craft

Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by Butter Chicken, Nov 17, 2017.

  1. Butter Chicken

    Butter Chicken Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Pushing towards developing the Indian Navy’s amphibious warfare capabilities, four major local shipyards are in a race to construct six highspeed landing craft (HSLC) that will strengthen the country’s ability to land troops, tanks and armoured vehicles on enemy shores.

    Reliance Naval & Engineering, L&T shipyard, Goa Shipyard and Cochin Shipyard have responded to the Navy’s request for information (RFI) to procure the HSLC, issued on September 22, sources with knowledge of the matter said. The RFI seeks details of contractors’ technical and financial capabilities to manufacture the equipment.

    The Navy wants the HSLC to transport tanks, armoured vehicles, equipment and cargo of at least 65 tonnes, plus a minimum of 180 troops, from ship to shore.

    The HSLC will have strong bulletproof and armour plating with machine guns on both sides, providing protection to the personnel it is transporting. They will also have cameras for all-round viewing.
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    https://economictimes.indiatimes.co...-speed-landing-craft/articleshow/61679581.cms
     
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    Do they want the L-CAT ?
     
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    Great ! Reliance Naval and Engineering, L&T shipyard,Goa shipyard,Cochin shipyard shown great interest making HSLC,enchancing make in India initiatives and make in India policies.
     
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    L-CAT, LCAC and the proposed Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) concept (last two are air-cushion)...so many out there. Let's see which type we end up with. We'll need such HSLCs to operate from both the LSTs (Shardul & Magar-class) as well some dedicated for the future LHDs as well.

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    Edit: Most likely we'll go for an upgrade of what we currently have (or something akin to LCAT) for the LSTs, and go for an air-cushion for the LHDs.
     
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