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  1. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    Oldest in fleet, INS Viraat to be decommissioned on March 6


    Updated: Feb 27, 2017 00:59 IST
    By Manish K Pathak, Hindustan Times

    INS Viraat, the oldest serving aircraft carrier, will be decommissioned on March 6, marking the day as a feat of sorts in naval history.

    She has served the Indian Navy for 29 years. She is the last of the Britist-built ship serving them. She has served a combined 56 years for the navy in two countries.

    Commissioned into the Royal Navy in November, 1959, as HMS Hermes, she served the British for 27 years before being decommissioned in 1984. India then bought the vessel and rechristened it INS Viraat, to be commissioned into the Indian Navy on May 12, 1987.
    INS Viraat sailed under her own power for the last time from Mumbai to Kochi in July 2016. In October 2016, she was towed out of Kochi and returned to Mumbai, where she will be formally decommissioned on March 6.

    Soon after commissioning, it saw active operations when it became part of Operation Jupiter in July 1989 as part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) in Sri Lanka, after the Indo-Sri Lankan accord broke down. But it was not the first time that she had seen active operations. While with the Royal Navy, she had played a major role in the Falkland wars.

    The last of operational duties for the ageing INS Viraat came when she was deployed in the International Fleet Review in Viskhakapatnam in February 2016. But then, the Navy had to decide on its fate, primarily due to the ever increasing operational costs involved to keep her battle ready.

    http://m.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-...-on-march-6/story-gV0YS7DFFZXxL7j3nZbcDL.html
     
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    Narendra Modi government's Rs 8,000 crore plan for home-made choppers
    Ajit Kumar Dubey New Delhi, Tuesday, March 28, 2017


    Providing a major boost to the maritime security capabilities of the Navy and Coast Guard, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cleared a proposal worth around Rs 8,000 crore for acquiring 32 made in India ALH Dhruv helicopters to be built by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

    "In a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the proposal to acquire these choppers meant for coastal and maritime security worth around Rs 8,000 crore was given clearance," Defence Ministry sources told MAIL TODAY here.

    Of the 32 choppers to be built by the HAL, 16 each would be shared by the two services.

    PROJECT UNDER MAKE IN INDIA PROGRAMME

    "The project will be under the Make in India programme being spearheaded by the Prime Minister himself and state-owned HAL would not only provide the helicopters but also develop the infrastructure for operations of these helicopters in both the services," the sources said.

    Incidentally, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) clearance for the project had also come in 2014 when Arun Jaitley was given the charge of Defence Ministry for the first time and the final approval has also come at a time when he is holding the office after Manohar Parrikar's departure to Goa.

    At the moment, the Indian Navy has deployed its fleet of the ALH Dhruv helicopters in Kochi at its base INS Garuda but has now plans HAL to develop base for operations of 32 copters of deploying the fresh fleet at different bases across the coast line.

    The Coast Guard has these twin-engine helicopters at its different bases for carrying out search and rescue and coastal surveillance missions.

    "The Navy is also planning to equip the choppers with some low frequency SONARs which would be developed by the force with the help of an advanced DRDO laboratory," the sources said.

    FIRST DELIVERY IN 2020

    After the signing of the contract, the forces are scheduled to get their first machine in the year 2020 and the last helicopter is scheduled to be provided to them by 2022, the sources said.

    The ALH is being employed for a variety of missions including advanced search and rescue, special heli-borne, armed patrol, VVIP ferrying and transport operations by the Navy.

    The 16 helicopters being provided to the Navy would help it in meeting some of the operational gaps created due to the lack of new helicopters as projects have either been retracted or are stuck at different levels.

    The Navy requires over 145 multirole helicopters (MRHs) with antisubmarine warfare capabilities, without which its warships are virtually defenceless against enemy submarines, and 110 twin-engine naval light utility helicopters (NUHs) to replace obsolete singleengine Chetaks.

    India is one of the largest importers of arms and military platforms globally. The government has been focusing significantly on promoting defence indigenisation by taking a slew of reform initiatives including liberalising FDI in defence sector.

    http://m.indiatoday.in/story/narend...s-hindustan-aeronautics-limited/1/914372.html

    @Abingdonboy @PARIKRAMA @Agent_47

    See the mention of 145 NMRH and 110+ NLUH.
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    Funny story, IN was not satisfied with this LWT. But ordered some initial numbers. DRDO is now developing advanced version.
     
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    Ministry of Defence28-March, 2017 16:10 IST
    Commissioning of INLCU L51 by Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, AVSM Commander-in-Chief Andaman And Nicobar Command

    INLCU L51 was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 28 Mar 2017 by Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, AVSM, Commander-in-Chief, Andaman and Nicobar Command at Port Blair. The commissioning ceremony was attended by Vice Admiral Dilip Deshpande, Controller of Warship Production and Acquisition, Rear Admiral VK Saxena (Retd), CMD, GRSE and other senior officers from Indian Navy.

    LCU 51 IS First of the Eight ships of the LCU Mk IV Class. It has been built by M/s Garden Reach Ship Builders & Engineers Ltd, Kolkata, it is the first of the eight ships of the LCU MK IV Class. Conceived and designed indigenously, the commissioning of the ship adds a feather to the glorious chapter in the nation’s ‘Make in India’ initiatives & indigenisation efforts in the field of warship design and construction. With a displacement of 900 tons the magnificent ship spans 62.8 m in length and 11 m in breadth.

    The ship is propelled by 02 MTU diesel engines of 1840 Kw rating and can sustain speeds up to 15 knots. The ship has been built to assist in amphibious operations by carrying out beaching operations and has an endurance of 1500 nm. The ship will also play a key role in carrying out maritime surveillance of Andaman & Nicobar Islands for preventing anti-poaching, illegal fishing, drug trafficking, human trafficking, poaching and other illegal activities. It will also enhance the capabilities of the Andaman and Nicobar Command in Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations.

    The armament onboard the ship consists of two 30 mm CRN -91 guns manufactured by Ordnance Factory, Medak. The gun is controlled by an electrical day-night fire control system namely Stabilised Optronic Pedestal (SOP) manufactured by Bharat Electronic Limited (BEL). The ship is also equipped with 12.7 mm Heavy Machine Guns and 7.62 mm Medium Machine Guns. In addition, the ship is fitted with state-of-the art Electronic Warfare suite for early detection of adversaries.

    The ship is also equipped with Integrated Platform Management System and Integrated Bridge System for automated controls and quick functioning. INLCU L51 is commanded by Cdr Vishwesh S Nadkarni.

    DKS/AC/GY


    (Release ID :160054)
     
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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    Wonder what the 10/12 ton NMRH breakdown will be, I would imagine 100+ 10 ton NMRH and 40-50 12 ton NMRH. Alas, still no movement on making even a dent in this mammoth requirement (10 ton or 12 ton).


    + these NLUH numbers have increased signifcantly, previously the IN had said they only wanted 56 or so.
    IN putting its money where its mouth is wrt supporting Indian efforts, they will ultimately reap the benefits of this in the long term and become largey independant of foreign products whilst the IA are still importing gloves from abroad :crazy:
     
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    I really hate this "Largest Import Tag" - like the INSAS story , this gets rehashed every single time!... Has anyone one this journo bothered to ask , is that this Largest Import is BY VOLUME or BY VALUE??????

    Everyday we are seeing new Industrial unit cropping up or have been in the there for a long time - all servicing our MIC!!! ... and yes acknowledge that key Tech is still been imported, but they are only HIGH in value !!!
     
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    Navy warns Pipavav shipyard of penalties

    Dinakar Peri
    Josy Joseph

    NEW DELHI APRIL 06, 2017 23:03 IST
    UPDATED: APRIL 07, 2017 08:40 IST
    Reliance-controlled Pipavav unit, however, is confident of delivering on time

    The Pipavav shipyard in Gujarat, owned by the Reliance group headed by Anil Ambani, has emerged as the most important private shipyard for the Indian military in recent times. The shipyard, however, has not been able to meet deadlines, adversely affecting the operational capabilities of the Navy, naval sources say.

    The Navy told The Hindu that it would impose penalties on the shipyard if there were delays in delivery of ships and other contract works.

    Fresh impetus

    Reliance Defence and Engineering Ltd. (RDEL), which took over Pipavav in early 2016, insists that the shipyard has pulled up after the new management took over and that it is confident of delivering on time.

    The shipyard is now engaged in the construction of five naval offshore patrol vessels (NOPV) and maintenance of at least two other naval ships and is bidding for several major contracts. Its engagement with the military significantly outweighs work by any other private Indian shipyard.

    In response to a detailed questionnaire, the Navy said there had been a 65% progress on the first two NOPVs and 30% on the other three NOPVs as on February 16. However, this is after a delay of more than two years.

    The original contract for the NOPVs was signed in 2011, with the first boat to be delivered by early 2015. According to fresh revised timeline provided to The Hindu by the Navy, the first two NPOVs are scheduled to be launched by May 2017 and delivered by October and December 2017.

    The remaining three are expected by November 2017 and delivered by April, June and August 2018.

    Despite speculation in the past few years about the possibility of the Navy imposing a financial penalty on the shipyard, there has been no such decision yet.

    Faster execution

    A Reliance official told The Hindu that the firm had accelerated work since the RDEL took over.

    “It’s a contractual issue. All these damages are based on discussions ... there is a standard procedure. They know what we have done and how much we have done and then we will deal with whatever it is,” he said about the penalty clause.

    He stressed that when RDEL took over Pipavav, only 15% of the work was completed on the first two NOPVs, and work had not commenced on the remaining three.

    The ₹2,500 crore project for five NOPVs, each weighing 2000 tonnes, was awarded in 2011, but never really took off as the Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering ran into a debt trap.

    Pipavav is also undertaking the refit of the fleet replenishment tanker INS Deepak and survey ship INS Jamuna. The Navy stated that the normal refit has been delayed for “various reasons” and is likely to be completed by April 2017. Penalty clauses of the contract like “liquidated damages and consequential damages would be invoked in accordance with provisions of DPM-09 post completion of the refit.”

    The RDEL, official, however said the contract was awarded in August 2015 and the delay was “due to significant change in the scope of the work which was done as an amendment to the contract.” He explained that when a ship goes for refit, there is a broad scope of work specified. But when it is opened up, there may be additional work required.

    RDEL has already informed the Navy that the company has completed its part of the work and the ship is ready for sea trial, he said.

    On the refit on INS Deepak, the Navy said the contract for refit “was awarded to RDEL on competitive basis since it emerged as L1 bidder” in June 2016.

    Some Navy sources had indicated that the refit has been delayed, affecting the operational preparedness of the Navy. Mumbai-based western fleet has only one tanker, INS Deepak. However, the Navy said the scope of refit of the ship, which is now at the Mumbai Port Trust, has not been truncated.

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/navy-warns-pipavav-shipyard-of-penalties/article17855712.ece
     
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    When the Ultra greedy Reliance brothers are allowed to take over defence manufacturing without even an iota of experience in it, this is bound to to happen. The dassault too is said to be in talks with Anil Ambani company to set up unit to fulfill offset clause for 26 Rafales so more such news will be coming
     
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    Since the thread is closed, what's the status of P75I and what happened to US2's?
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    P75I would see progress only after the decision on Strategic Partnership model decision. [Which Defence Ministry has hinted might happen few weeks after this parliament session gets over].

    On US2 , probably on the path of S70B , ie uncertainty due to high costs.
     
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    Really, even if they are build largely by Tata in India? And if I remember correctly, the alternative was the NFH 90, which should be costlier.
    Surprising
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    The problem arose due to extremely long time taken for the negotiations , during which costs have risen , on which finance ministry is not happy.
    Problems multipled after Sirkosky Helicopters were bought by LM.

    The order is a small one 16+8 , there for LM has been very rigid. Untill LM bends a bit, we should forget about this deal.
     
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    @Sancho

    If Defence ministry acts on its words and gives out RFQ for NLUH [sub 5 ton] and NMRH [Sub 12 ton] by end of this year , its all party for Airbus and its EC.

    Both these programs are for 100+ helicopters.
     

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