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Indian Navy LPD/LHD Program

Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by seiko, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. Sancho

    Sancho Major Technical Analyst

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    The RFI stated a length of around 200m length, Mistral in the version of the pic AFAIK is 199m long, Juan Carlos would need to be shortend, probably without the skijump.
     
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    Sancho Major Technical Analyst

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    The author seems to be confused. On the one hand he claims a policy change towards privat shipyards, on the other he states that RIL and L&T were complient to the tender requirements last year. Not to mention that we know that the older tender already included teaming up of Indian shipyards with foreign once as the article confirms as well.
    The only new part is, that they now want all 4 LPDs build in India, but did they had to wait for 3 years for that minor change?
     
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    Juan Carlos based proposal for Australian Navy.
     
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    It's either Spanish or french. I was expecting South Koreans, looks like they are good with 5 tankers order with HSL.
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    Are you sure it would be SK? I mean yes, HSL has now a tie up with HHI , but has the contract been released ?

    Damen Stan too is in the contention.

    Competition is always good.

    You see the problems which happened after Intermarine withdrew leaving only Kangam corp as the sole bidder ?
     
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    Yes, Hyundai partnership is not for this deal. It's for five multi role tanker .
     
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    Sancho Major Technical Analyst

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    Is the tanker deal fixed?
     
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    RFI was out for a 40k ton full load ship 3 years ago. Looks like IN choose Hyundai-HSL. There was very little reporting on the deal.

    It could be based on Soyang-class or Tide class.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I had a very high octane show down with a very senior IN officer in charge of these platforms and told him about pocket carriers which USN is now demanding. We both decided to agree to disagree.
     
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    Having 5 pocket carriers makes more sense than 1 behemoth with emals/nuclear propulsion. If the range of the aircraft and the offensive systems can be managed, there is no point deploying a 100000 ton behemoth which is going to be used only in the IOR. And lets be practical. We are at-least 40 years away from entering the Pacific for long term deployments. Even then SSNs and SSBNs would make more sense. And who knows, naval warfare would have changed by them.
     
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    More stuff for IN, just to pretend they were like foreign navies?

    IN's threat environment is local not global.
    There is no surface fleet in the region, that can take on IN's surface fleet even without carriers.
    We have no use for amphibious landing capabilities.
    Our biggest problem is the lack of numbers and quality in our sub fleet and the numbers and quality of our opponents sub fleets.
    We have carriers, that are not effective without capable aircrafts.

    At the same time piracy even in our back yard, the Bay of Bengal is increasing. So it's not really larger ships that we need, but more ASW capability and a faster way to cover the large area (aircrafts and helicopters).
     
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    NEW DELHI: Defence ministry today cleared a mega naval project worth over Rs 20,000 crore for four Landing Platform Docks (LPD) also known as amphibious assault ships.

    LPDs are warfare ship that helps armed forces to transport troops defence equipment, helicopters and amphibious vehicle into a war zone by sea.

    Each of these four ships will weigh in the range of 30,000 and 40,000 tonnes. Once built and deployed, they will be the biggest battle ships to be built in India after the under-construction aircraft carrier INS Vikrant.

    These warfare ships will enhance India's ability to conduct sea-borne offensives in enemy areas.

    The ships have a huge lower decks that can be opened as a bridge to accommodate landing of tanks, defence cargo, as well as troops from sea to land. These ships do not require docking and can easily return as they can stay in sea uninterrupted for months depending upon their capacity.

    LPDs can easily deliver the assigned consignment at the designated spots, which helps the Army to launch their offensive.

    Currently, India has one LPD, bought in 2007 from the US. Indian had bought Ex-USS Trenton from US and has renamed as INS Jalashwa. The 16,900-tonne warship, Jalashwa, alone can transport around 5,000 soldiers besides defence equipments.


    The long-pending project was given green signal by the Defence Acquisition Council, the top decision-making body of the Ministry, at its meeting yesterday, informed sources told PTI today.

    Three private sector companies -- Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL), Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and ABG Shipyard -- were in race initially for the mega project but ABG was disqualified on account of poor financial health.

    The sources said RDEL and Larsen and Toubro will be asked next week to submit fresh commercial bids for the four LPDs.



    L&T has tied up with Navantia of Spain whereas Reliance Defence has tied up with French firm DCNS, considered a global leader in construction of LPDs.

    A top Navy official last month had said the contract for procurement of the four LPDs will be finalised by the end of this year.

    Read more at:
    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com...ofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
     

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