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Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by Ankit Kumar 001, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. vstol jockey

    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    long back I had by mistake let it out tht barracuda is on agenda. and @halloweene was quick to catch it.
     
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    PARIKRAMA Angel or Devil? Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Oh yes.. French folks are after this news... :facepalm:
     
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    stephen cohen Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    France wants to sell Barracuda

    Simple strategy by French Lobbyists
     
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    Could be.

    Or maybe the Russians are closely watching the deepening naval cooperation between France and India, then decides to come up with an unsubstantiated and let's be honest a nonsensical article with lots of unnamed sources (remember, not even a peep from official sources in either Russia or India) and gloss over the fact that Russian engineers have been present in Vizag since the day of its commissioning.
    Then another Russian article surfaces saying that the previous one was a smear campaign by the French lobbyists to misinform and create distrust between the two countries for their selfish needs.
    Thus the Russians become the good guys and the French, as we call it here, 'les serpents'!
     
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  6. Butter Chicken

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    LEMOA in place, US tanker refuels Indian Navy ship in Sea of Japan

    In a significant step forward in the increasing military cooperation between India and the US, a US Navy tanker refuelled an Indian Navy ship in the Sea of Japan this week. This is the first time an Indian ship has been refuelled at sea by a US tanker, an activity facilitated by operationalisation of the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Association (LEMOA) between the two countries.

    INS Satpura, an Indian Navy stealth frigate, was refuelled by USS Chafee, a US Navy tanker, as a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) activity carried out under Exercise PASSEX (participation exercise). Besides INS Satpura, INS Kadmatt and a Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force vessel, J S Inazuma, also participated in the exercise, which was conducted from November 3-6 in the Sea of Japan.

    “The refuelling from a US Navy tanker extends the reach of the Indian Navy, allowing it to operate further, more persistently and for a longer duration. It is also a statement of intent about the India-US relationship,” sources told The Indian Express.

    This PASSEX, which hoped to build on Exercise Malabar between the three navies in July, was requested by the Indian Navy, as per sources. A PASSEX like this arises when ships from two or more navies are operating in the same area and take the opportunity to train together.

    During Exercise Malabar, the two countries had first utilised the LEMOA to transfer fuel from INS Jyoti, an Indian Navy tanker, to two US Navy ships. LEMOA was again used for accounting purposes during the training Exercise Yudh Abhyas in the US.

    India and the US signed LEMOA last August, giving the militaries of both countries access to each other’s facilities for supplies and repairs. The bilateral agreement was, however, operationalised earlier this year, once the two sides exchanged the annexures listing the point of contacts and the authority chain to be followed.

    “The refuelling of US ships during Malabar was part of a training exercise. This PASSEX is more difficult and operational in nature. This refuelling is more operational in nature and would not have been possible without LEMOA. But it was not meant to prove LEMOA, it was done for tactical reasons,” sources explained.

    Meanwhile, India and the US are working closely to sign the Helicopter Operations on Ships Other than Aircraft Carriers (HOSTAC) agreement, which will allow the two navies to land and take off from ships of both. The agreement was first proposed by the US Navy three years ago but got an impetus during the maritime security dialogue between the two countries last May. It was also discussed by US Defense Secretary James Mattis with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during his visit to Delhi in September.
     
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    Looks like all the talk of Russian/French lobbying and misinformation campaign was all for nothing. UK team (not US) visited INS Chakra-II (and other subs in fleet) to check compatibility with the recently contracted submarine rescue systems>

    https://theprint.in/2017/11/11/british-eam-visited-indian-nuclear-submarine/amp/

    British team, not the Americans, visited India’s Russian nuclear submarine

    Reports in Russia sparked a controversy, but it was actually a British team that had to check compatibility with its submarine rescue system

    Days after a massive controversy in Russia, over reports that India had allowed a US Navy team to visit the INS Chakra nuclear submarine leased from Moscow, details have emerged that provide greater clarity.

    ThePrint has learned that while no team from the US visited the secretive nuclear attack submarine, that is on a 10-year lease, a foreign delegation did go on board a few months ago that may have generated the controversy.

    Sources said that a team from James Fischer Defence UK went on board to examine the compatibility of its submarine rescue systems with the nuclear boat.

    India contracted two submarine rescue vessels from the British company in 2016 in a $273 million deal. The rescue vessels are to be delivered by 2018 and all Indian submarines are being inspected by the British team as part of the deal.

    Sources said that an inspection by the British team took place a few weeks ago, during which it took certain measurements, and checked the hatches and other systems for integration. A similar exercise is believed to have been carried out on the INS Arihant as well.

    As reported by ThePrint, the Chakra has been at Visakhapatnam for several weeks after it was crippled in an accident that damaged it’s sonar dome. Russian teams have assessed the extent of damage caused and will be carrying out repairs.

    After reports in Russia about of a US team visiting the submarine, there was no official statement by India. However, sources have confirmed on condition of anonymity that the information was inaccurate. ThePrint also checked with US officials, who have also denied any such visit.

    However, Russia has been unhappy about India’s growing ties with the US that it believes have exposed some of their weapons systems and ships.

    The visit by a US Navy team, that is part of a joint working group on aircraft carrier technology, to the INS Vikramaditya was viewed seriously by Russia. While India has bought the ship, it has proprietary technologies that Russia does not want shared.
     
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    So the same jokers are re-quoting themselves ie correcting themselves???? . what happened ?? their so called sources can't distinguish between the Americans and the British?

    So is next?? the French visited the chakra to look at the cooking facilities?? so that they can quote the same on the barracuda??
     
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    Recently, the Russian media has been on a hair-trigger with anything that concerns Indo-Russian relations. It was well evident with the news of MTA cancellation(?) and FGFA issues. Looks like they jumped the gun before even waiting to confirm the source. The visit by the JWGACTC team on the Vikky didn't help either.
     
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    Hair trigger?? Sorry don't buy it ... where was this trigger when the IAF Su30MKI took part in many exercises ? case and point Red Flag? I can't think of any other Russian Aircraft from any other nation taking part in such! ?
     
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    There were indeed apprehensions when the IAF first proposed to participate in Indradhanush (2007) and then Red Flag (2008). But even the Russian were curious to how the Flanker would perform against the Western Jets. (Remember that these western jets got to participate with ex-soviet bloc countries using MiGs)
    Hence the approval was given to use them, first without the radar (for Indradhanush 2007) and when they were satisfied with the results, with the radar on training modes for Red Flag (2008). Later on, the radar capabilities were slowly opened up.


    You're forgetting RMAF Flankers in Cope Taufan 2014 with USAF that too with their radar in full operational mode.

    This 'hair-trigger' is the result of recent tensions between Russia and US, along the fact that Indo-Russian relations have diminished slightly (MMRCA failure, INS Vikky fiasco and the more recent MTA, FGFA problems) compounded by our increasing cooperation with US.
     
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    Danish Terma teams with Tata for Indian Navy radar deliveries

    Danish aerospace, defense, and security company Terma announced it has partnered with Tata Advanced Systems Ltd (TASL) for an Indian Navy surface surveillance radar project. The two company will work on the delivery of overall 31 radars. The SSR program is the first procurement by The Indian defense ministry under the “Buy and Make (Indian)” category of the Defense Procurement Procedure (DPP). The project involves delivery, installation, and commissioning of radar systems on Indian Navy vessels as well as delivery of simulators, establishment of depot level facilities, and integrated logistics support with deliveries spread over 10 years. The radar is being manufactured in India with Transfer of Technology from Terma, Denmark. The radar to be delivered is Terma’s solid state SCANTER 6002 radar.
     
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    In consonance with Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ Policy; Indian Navy on 15th November 2017, has concluded a contract with Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division for supply of Portable Diver Detection Sonar (PDDS) under the ‘Buy and Make (Indian)’ category. This is the second contract to be signed by the Indian Navy under the ‘Buy and Make (Indian)’ category to boost Government of India’s Defence indigenisation effort. The maiden contract under this category was also signed earlier this year by the Indian Navy for supply of Surface Surveillance Radar for IN warships.

    Portable Diver Detection Sonar would be manufactured by Tata Power SED in India at their facility at Bengaluru with Transfer of Technology from DSIT Israel. Induction of weapons and sensors under ‘Buy and Make (Indian)’ category, is one the numerous measures being taken by the Indian Navy to boost indigenisation for ensuring a self reliant Navy, in line with the Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ initiative. Induction of Portable Diver Detection Sonar would further enhance Indian Navy’s Underwater Surveillance Capability in the field of Low Intensity Maritime Operations. Procurement of these sonars for utilisation onboard ships is being undertaken by the Indian Navy to augment countermeasures against asymmetric threats.

    http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=173539
    @Gessler
     
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    https://dsit.co.il/products/underwater-security/pointshield-pdds/
     
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    Artistic representation of Kolkata Class Destroyer firing long range land attack sub sonic cruise missile " NIRBHAY ".

    Credits to respective owners
     
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