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Hindustan Shipyard Ltd built Ocean Surveillance Ship (P-11184)

Discussion in 'Indian Military Doctrine' started by HELLBENT, Jan 19, 2017.

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    It is India's first ocean surveillance ship and is being currently being outfitted at the Hindustan Shipyard Ltd (HSL), Visakhapatnam, the Ocean Surveillance Ship (P-11184) is a classified project, monitored directly by the Prime Minister’s Office.

    unofficial sources states that this ocean surveillance ship (OSS) will be used by DRDO to track ballistic missiles and also for long range surveillance of missiles. kind of floating tracking and ranging test range.

    correct terminology would be "missile range instrumentation ship".

    this vessel will be operated by the Navy.

    the ship has a length of 175 mt, a beam of 22 mt, a depth of 6 mt and displacement of 10,000 tons. It has a helicopter deck and hangar with a planned complement of 300 men. Powered by two 9,000 kw engines,its maximum velocity would be 21 knots.

    however most of its capabilities and roles are classified. i wonder if it can double up as a electronic surveillance ship.

    ships of this type are also used for snooping
    1.underwater (hydrographic studies , mapping etc etc)
    2.above water (SIGNIT , tracking airborne objects within atmosphere and in space etc etc)

    FIRST PUBLIC PHOTO of Ocean Surveillance Ship (Project-11184)
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    photo credit :http://idrw.org/picture-of-indias-first-1500-cr-worth-vc-11184-ocean-surveillance-ship-surfaces/
     
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    example of ocean surviellance ship (OSS)

    USNS Invincible (T-AGM-24), also known as ex-AGOS 10, is one of two Tracking ships operated by the Military Sealift Command. One of the radars it carries is the Cobra Gemini dual band, X band and S band, radar.
    Like other members of the Stalwart class of ocean surveillance ships, the original mission of the Invincible was to patrol the oceans looking for submarines with her Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System (SURTASS), a large passive sonar array. The ship was reclassified from AGOS-10 to AGM-24 on April 4, 2000 after she was refitted as a missile range instrumentation ship. Invincible provides a platform for the Cobra Gemini dual-band radar developed by the United States Air Force to support data collection requirements on theater ballistic missiles.

    source : wikipedia
     
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