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  1. Justin Joseph

    Justin Joseph 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Pipavav bags Rs 2,600-cr Navy deal

    Pipavav bags Rs 2,600-cr Navy deal

    AHMEDABAD: Pipavav Shipyard, the country’s largest ship-building facility in the private sector, has bagged a Rs 2,600-crore contract to build offshore patrol vessels for the Indian Navy. The shipyard located in Gujarat will be constructing about five such vessels, each with a displacement of about 2,000 tonne. With the Navy order in its kitty, the company’s order books have swelled to over Rs 7,000 crore.

    “We have been declared as the lowest bidder by the ministry of defence (MoD) for contract to build off-shore patrol vessels (OPVs) for the Navy. This will be our maiden foray into building ships for the defence sector,” said Nikhil Gandhi, group chairman, SKIL Infrastructure, the original promoters of Pipavav Shipyard (PSL), a BSE-listed company.

    “These vessels will be fitted with a 76 mm gun. They will be about 110 meters in length, will have a displacement of about 2,000 tonne and will have a maximum speed of 20 knots,” Mr Gandhi told ET on Friday.

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com...-Rs-2600-cr-Navy-deal/articleshow/6018029.cms

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  2. prototype

    prototype Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    well i thought mundra port is the biggest among privately hold ports in india
     
  3. Justin Joseph

    Justin Joseph 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    In future, Vizhinjam port, Thiruvananthapuram will be the biggest not only in India but among biggest in the world.
     
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    prototype Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    ^^is it,but i had heard that it will b a trans shipment port
     
  5. hotstud69

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    Indian Navy To Order 500 Sub Escape Sets

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    The Indian Navy is nearly ready to order 500 Submarine Escape Sets (SES), designed and developed by the Defense Research and Development Organization’s Defense Bioengineering and Electro-medical Laboratory (DEBEL).

    The Navy cleared SES in March 2008 after a series of rigorous trials.

    Kolkatta-based Bengal Waterproof Ltd (BWL) will produce the sets under transfer of technology (ToT) from DRDO. Bangalore-based DEBEL has issued a proprietary certificate to BWL to manufacture the sets.

    DEBEL Director Dr. V.C. Padaki told AVIATION WEEK that SES is designed to allow escape from a disabled/sunken submarine in depths up to 100 meters.

    “The prototype of an improvised version of SES that can be extended up to 120 meters, by adding one more helium cylinder, is under development,â€￾ Padaki said. “We have also set our plans to develop an SES that can be used from a depth of 200 meters.â€￾

    The SES consists of a hydro suit and breathing apparatus. The hydro suit is made up of an air and watertight uniform that protects a submariner from immediate contact with the water and marine environment after escaping from a damaged submarine, as well as for surface floatation. The breathing apparatus is a closed-circuit system, allowing a submariner to breathe while surfacing from 100 meters.

    SES user trails were successfully completed at INS Satavahana in Visakhapatnam, and the Navy is said to have expressed its “complete satisfaction.â€￾

    “The SES is a crucial life-support system for submariners. So far, the Russian-made SESs were being used by us. SES acts between life and death and there’s a set procedure to even use it,â€￾ an Indian Navy source said. “We keep doing tests in swimming pools and other naval facilities which can simulate conditions to test the effectiveness of the suit. The average shelf life of a hydro suit is 3-4 years, after which it needs to be replaced, while the breathing apparatus has a longer life.â€￾
     
  6. Justin Joseph

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    Zvezdochka signed sub contract with Indian Navy

    Zvezdochka signed sub contract with Indian Navy

    The Zvezdochka yard in Severodvinsk has signed a contract with the Indian Ministry of Defence on the service and modernization of the “Sindhurakshakâ€￾ diesel-powered submarine.

    The contract is the first ever negotiated by Zvezdochka without middlemen, Regnum reports.

    The Zvezdochka yard had been responsible for service of Indian subs since 1997.

    The “Sindhurakshakâ€￾ is one of India’s ten Sindhughosh-class diesel-electric submarines, an Indian variant of the Russian Kilo class subs. They were designed as part of Project 877, and built under a contract between Rosvooruzhenie and the Indian Ministry of Defence.

    According to Wikipedia, the submarines have a displacement of 3,000 tonnes, a maximum diving depth of 300 meters, top speed of 18 knots, and are able to operate solo for 45 days with a crew of 53. The final unit was the first to be equipped with the 3M-54 Klub (SS-N-27) antiship cruise missiles with a range of 220 km.

    http://www.barentsobserver.com/zvezdochka-signed-sub-contract-with-indian-navy.4791048-116321.html
     
  7. jagjitnatt

    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    Members kindly post all Navy related news in this thread. No need to create a new thread for every news. A new thread can be created for an important news or news that has significance. Every other news to be posted here.
     
  8. prototype

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    Indian nuclear submariners sail on US nuke sub

    The Obama administration may have yet to bridge a trust deficit with the Indian government but cooperation is galloping in the military sphere. In a first of its kind, three crewmembers from India's indigenously built nuclear submarine INS Arihant sailed for a week onboard the USS Annapolis, a Los Angeles class nuclear powered attack submarine, in the Arabian Sea last month.

    The attachment, kept under wraps, formed part of the annual Malabar joint Indo-US naval exercises which concluded off Goa in early May. The move is significant. Just as the US is guarded about access to its nuclear submarines, the Indian navy is wary about granting access to its pioneering nuclear submariners or even a glimpse of its first indigenously built nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, the Arihant.

    Photography was banned at the Arihant's July 26 launch last year and the first official photograph of the nuclear submarine was released by the government only last week. (The first photograph of the Arihant was carried by India Today last year). The Arihant crew were given complete access to all areas of the Annapolis and had a hands-on experience of life on board a US nuclear powered submarine at sea. India's homemade SSBN is meanwhile undergoing harbour trials in Visakhapatnam and is expected to begin full-fledged sea trials only next year and is slated to be commissioned in 2012.

    The Indian navy's first nuclear submarine, the INS Chakra, an Akula-2 nuclear powered attack submarine is to be commissioned later this year in Vladivostok. The Chakra is to join the navy on a ten-year lease and is to be used to train crews for the Arihant class submarines.

    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/site/Story/101025/India/indian-nuclear-submariners-sail-on-us-nuke-sub.html
     
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    Navy to commission two fast attack craft this month

    New Delhi, Jun 13 (PTI) To provide more teeth to its coastal security and surveillance capabilities, the Navy will induct two more water jet propelled Fast Attack Craft (FACs) in Visakhapatnam by this month-end.

    The two FACs, built by Kolkata-based Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), will be based in the eastern coast to facilitate Navy to carry out patrols and intercept rogue ships, Navy officers said here today.

    Named INS Cankaso and INS Kondul, two island territories of India, these would be the fifth and sixth FACs under the Car Nicobar class of craft that India began building in 2007.

    The Navy has already inducted four FACs under this class -- Car Nicobar, Chetlat, Korah Divh and Cheriyam -- last year as part of the fast-track process following the Mumbai terror attacks, when Pakistani terrorists used a boat to reach the coast of the metropolis.

    http://www.ptinews.com/news/711886_Navy-to-commission-two-fast-attack-craft-this-month
     
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    Indian Navy to Build Nuclear Submarine Base

    NEW DELHI --- The Indian Navy will construct a new base for its nascent nuclear submarine fleet. The project, codenamed Project Varsha, will be located on India's east coast. It will involve special features to ensure the safety of the submarines and their maintenance personnel. Reportedly the base will be modeled on the Chinese nuclear submarine base on Hainan Island, implying that it will consist of underground facilities linked to the sea by tunnels.

    Currently, one locally built submarine, the INS Arihant, is undergoing its criticality certification in India, while the delivery of a second, Russian-built, boat is imminent. Up to five Arihant class submarines are planned.

    http://www.defense-aerospace.com/ar...ndian-navy-to-build-new-nuclear-sub-base.html
     
  11. hotstud69

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    INS Tarkash to be launched in Russia next week

    New Delhi, Jun 18 (PTI) INS Tarkash, a guided missile frigate of the Talwar class, will be launched next week at a Russian shipyard that is constructing the warship for the Indian Navy.

    Ramma Dewan, wife of Navy vice chief Vice Admiral D K Dewan, would launch the vessel at a ceremony in the Russian shipyard on June 23, a Navy official said here today.

    Tarkash (meaning Quiver), fifth under the Talwar class of frigates of the Indian Navy, is expected to be ready for commissioning in the later part of next year.

    "Once the ship is launched into the waters, further integration of weapons, sensors and heavy equipment will take place before it is taken out for trials," the officer said.
     
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    1000-ship milestone for navy

    The Indian Navy crossed a milestone in out-of-area operations this week by escorting its thousandth ship through the piracy-threatened waters off Somalia.

    The navy has been deployed in the International Maritime Transit Corridor off the Horn of Africa and the coast of Somalia since October 2008, making it the navy’s longest continuous out-of-area deployment ever.

    About 50 per cent of India’s imports by sea sail in through this route. The thousandth ship the navy’s INS Brahmaputra escorted across the Gulf of Aden was the MV Borzna.

    Indian naval patrols have so far escorted 1,037 merchant vessels — 134 Indian-flagged ships and 903 foreign-flagged ships.

    The anti-piracy patrol is in addition to the Exclusive Economic Zone regular patrol and its surveillance in the waters off the Maldives and the Seychelles. A navy spokesperson said here today that Indian warships had escorted merchant vessels of as many as 50 countries.
     
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    INS Tarkash to be launched in Russia next week

    INS Tarkash, a guided missile frigate of the Talwar class, will be launched next week at a Russian shipyard that is constructing the warship for the Indian Navy.

    Ramma Dewan, wife of Navy vice chief Vice Admiral D K Dewan, would launch the vessel at a ceremony in the Russian shipyard on June 23, a Navy official said here today.

    Tarkash (meaning Quiver), fifth under the Talwar class of frigates of the Indian Navy, is expected to be ready for commissioning in the later part of next year.

    "Once the ship is launched into the waters, further integration of weapons, sensors and heavy equipment will take place before it is taken out for trials," the officer said.

    http://www.ptinews.com/news/726446_INS-Tarkash-to-be-launched-in-Russia-next-week
     
  14. Justin Joseph

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    Indian Navy pilots to get training in US soon

    Indian Navy pilots to get training in US soon

    June 19: The Indian Navy is planning to send pilots to United States of America by 2012 as part of the exchange programme agreed between the two countries.

    Speaking to reporters, after reviewing the 74th passing out parade of 19 pilots who successfully completed their helicopter conversion course at INS Rajali, Rear Admiral Karambir Singh, chief of staff, head quarters Eastern Naval Command, on Saturday said the programme would see a set of pilots sent from both the countries to get trained in various areas which in turn would help them to equip and deal with different situations.

    “It is at the preliminary stage and the number of pilots to be sent is yet to be decided,â€￾ he said without giving many details.

    When asked about the induction of women pilot officers in the Indian Navy, he said the decision had not been taken. However, he noted that the Navy is absorbing lady officers undergoing training in the Air Force and any decision will be taken as per the outcome.

    Addressing the 12 Navy pilots and seven Coast Guard pilots who have passed out, Mr Karambir Singh urged the cadets to set high standards not only as a pilot but also one who be fully committed to the service of the nation.

    “Our Navy as indeed the Coast Guard is building upon a modern and potent air element in order to protect our nation’s economic success. Naval aviation today is poised at a very interesting threshold with many new, advanced and capable aircraft due for induction,â€￾ he added.

    Later, he awarded Sub Lt Rohit Tanwar with the Governor of Kerala rolling trophy for the best all-round pupil pilot, while Sub Lt Kunte received the memorial book prize for standing first in ground subjects.

    http://www.deccanchronicle.com/chennai/navy-pilots-get-training-us-soon-928
     
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    Indian carrier's deck systems tested with MiG-29K prototype

    A non-flying MiG-29K naval strike fighter prototype is being used to test aircraft handling systems in the former Soviet aircraft carrier being refitted for the Indian Navy at the Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk, northern Russia.

    Sevmash announced on 9 June that the MiG-29K was brought on board Vikramaditya (ex-Admiral Gorshkov ) to trial flight-deck hardware, in particular the restraints that are designed to hold an aircraft in place until its engines generate sufficient thrust for take-off.

    The yard's head of production for military-technical co-operation, Sergey Novoselov, said that successful testing of the restraints was a condition for the next contractual payment for the carrier refit.

    Jane's understands that the test aircraft is a MiG-29K prototype built in the late 1980s and used to demonstrate arrested landings and 'ski-jump' take-offs with the Kuznetsov-class carriers then under construction for the Soviet Navy.
     

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