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  1. wanids94

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    INDIAN NAVY TO COMMISSION INS SATPURA ON AUG 20
    NEW DELHI (PTI): Strengthening its strike capabilities, the Indian Navy will commission its second indigenously-built stealth warship INS Satpura on August 20 in Mumbai.
    The second of the three-ship Project-17 Shivalik Class frigates built by the Mumbai-based Mazagon Docks (MDL) would be commissioned by Defence Minister A K Antony there, Navy officials said here.
    The first ship of the Class INS Shivalik was commissioned on April 29 last year and launched India into the league of countries with the capability of building stealth frigates.
    "Conceived and designed by the Indian Naval design team, the Satpura will be the mainstay frigates of the force for the first halfof the 21st century," they said.
    The next warship of the class INS Sahyadri is also expected to be inducted into the Navy in next six to eight months around the time when the INS Teg, a Talwar Class follow on ship under construction in Russia.
    The 142.5-metre-long warship, with 6,200-tonne displacement, has "versatile control systems withsignature management and radar cross-section reduction features."
    Ready for induction six to seven months behind schedule, the Satpura is equipped with a mix of imported and indigenous weapon systems and sensors, including Barak surface-to-air missiles, 'shtil' air defence system, rapid fire guns and basic anti-submarine warfare weapons.
    The Navy currently has a 130-warship-strong fleet which includes an aircraft carrier, 20 landing ships, eight destroyers, 12 frigates and 16 attack submarines.
    The ship is powered by one each ofUS-origin LM-2500 gas turbine engine and SEMT Pielstick diesel engine on each shaft driving a large diameter controllable pitch propeller.
     
  2. Nirvana

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    Acceptance of Necessity for acquisition of Six Submarines under Project-75(I) has been accorded by the Defence Acquisitions Council. The proposal is being progressed. Cost details would be available on finalization of contracts.

    Def Minister A K Antony informed Parliament today.

    DCNS has already responded to the Indian Navy's RFI on this.

    Chindits: DAC Accords AoN For Additional Six Scorpenes
     
  3. jack

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    Re: Indian carrier's deck systems tested with MiG-29K prototype

    A Russian shipyard took out of dry dock on Wednesday the second of three frigates being built for India's Navy, a Yantar spokesman said.

    The ceremony for the Tarkash frigate in Russia's Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad was attended by senior Russian and Indian military and civilian officials.

    The first of three Project 11356 frigates, named the Teg, was floated out last November. The third frigate, Trikand is due to be delivered in 2011-12.

    The warships will become modified Krivak III class (also known as Talwar class) guided missile frigates for the Indian Navy under a $1.6 billion contract signed in July 2006.

    The new frigates will be armed with eight BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles.

    They will be also equipped with a 100-mm gun, a Shtil surface-to-air missile system, two Kashtan air-defense gun/missile systems, two twin 533-mm torpedo launchers, and an antisubmarine warfare (ASW) helicopter.
     
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    Navy gets its 2nd indigenous stealth frigate
     
  5. SpArK

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    Navy to be offered Sea gripen



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    Everything you wanted to know about Saab's Sea Gripen concept, on offer to the Indian Navy coming right up: Will be posting Saab's recent pitch to the Indian Navy. Exclusively here on Livefist, stay tuned.
     
  6. Archie

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    Why will India Acquire SAAB Sea Gripen
    From what i know Sea Gripen will Have lower MAX takeoff weight than land based version ie 12500 Kgs against 16500 Kgs
    That translates into Payload of 3500 Kgs and fuel of 2000 Kgs
    Giving a range of 1500 Km , which is about the same as our Mig29Ks , which by the way can carry 5500 Kgs of Payload

    Infact only Reason to buy Gripen is if Tejas N fails and we require another STOBAR aircraft
    considering the fact that Tejas N is based on Tejas MK2 which will have the same Engine as Gripen NG/Sea Gripen
    Tejas N TOO HAS A MAX TAKEOFF WEIGHT OF 12500 Kgs with Payload of 3500 Kgs and fuel of 1800 Kgs, these specs are virtually identical to Sea Gripen
    Indian Navy has Placed an initial order for 6 Tejas N to be delivered by 2016 with option for 40 More aircraft should they be satisfied with it
    This order for 40 aircraft s will only go to Sea Gripen or Sea Typhoon if IN rejects Tejas N , in such a case Indian Navy is likely to order just 14-16 More Tejas N to Form a full sqd of Tejas N along with 6 aircraft already inducted by 2015-16
    For carrying out the role of Policing our EEZ and anti shipping operations and for Replacing Jaguar IM in that role
     
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    Phantoms celebrate golden jubilee, firmly rooted in Goa

    The Indian Navy’s largest air base INS Hansa and its training squadron INAS 551 or the ‘Phantoms’ turned 50 earlier this month.

    By an intriguing coincidence, this is also the year of the golden jubilee celebrations of Goa’s Liberation. Commissioned on September 5, 1961 INS Hansa shifted base from Sulur, near Coimbatore, to Dabolim in June 1964, laying claim to an airport that had been hastily abandoned by the Portuguese after December 19, 1961.

    After the departure of the British, the Indian Navy began to assemble its aviation wing in the early 1950s with the acquisition of the piston engine Sealand amphibian Firefly Target Tugs bought from the UK and HT-2 trainers from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

    By September 1958 three Vampire fighter jets from HAL and a trainer aircraft loaned from the Indian Air Force formed the early Naval Jet Flight (JTF) quartet stationed at Sulur.

    Soon after, the Navy began to put together its first combat squadron, INAS 300 or ‘White Tigers’ with the training of Indian pilots at the Royal Navy air station at Brawdy, Wales.

    “In the autumn of 1959 the Indian Navy placed an order for 24 Armstrong Whitworth Sea Hawk FGA Mk 6 for the fighter-bomber role. Indian naval aviation had finally begun to take on tangible form,” writes an ex-navyman in the ‘Purple Beret’.

    Squadron 300 commissioned at Brawdy in 1960 in the presence of then Indian High Commissioner Vijayalakshmi Pandit, celebrated its golden anniversary in Goa last year.

    Still in its formative years, naval aviation, too, played a role in Goa’s liberation. By end July 1961 when 11 Sea Hawks flew off from Brawdy to embark on the INS Vikrant off the Isle of Wight, Nehru was still mulling over a decision for military action against the Portuguese in Goa. A few weeks after it touched Mumbai in Nove**mber 1961, India’s only aircraft carrier and its new combat squadrons were requisitioned for Operation Vijay to liberate Goa.

    While the Navy struck at sea and provi**ded a strong deterrent to ‘foreign intervention’ the IAF’s bombing of Dabolim airport defanged the Portuguese intent to fly in more troops into Goa. Two raids on December 18 targeted the runway, but left the terminal and other facilities unda**maged.

    Two Portuguese transport aircr**aft still managed to evacuate some government and military officials and families to Karachi, using the cover of night. Indian military personnel later found plane seats strewn on the runway. The Portuguese pilots had offloaded all the extra seats and other unwanted equipment so that they could do a “short take-off” on the bombed out airstrip.

    After Goa’s liberation, the Navy began to relocate its airbase to Dabolim. Hansa has seven squadrons based here, the 300 that flies Sea Harriers, 310 with the Dornier-228, 315 for the IL-38SD, 339 which operates the Kamov-31 helicopter, 551 that have the HJT-16 Kirans, 552 on the Sea Harrier trainers and the recently formed Black Panthers for the MiG-29K inducted in February 2010.

    Hansa is the navy’s largest airbase in India. But Dabolim is also Goa’s only civilian airport which operates today as an enclave of the naval facility. Defence requirements of land and security restrictions have often been in conflict with Goa’s interests as a tourist destination. Though the Centre has cleared a new airport project for Goa, delivery seems years away.

    There is enormous congestion at Dabolim today both inside and outside the airport, making it one of the most chaotic in the country. Given its strategic location on the West Coast, the Navy says Hansa, its premier air station in the country, will not shift out of Goa.

    Phantoms celebrate golden jubilee, firmly rooted in Goa
     
  8. jack

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    Warships of Western Fleet in Kochi

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    Six warships of Indian Navy’s formidable Western Fleet sailed into Kochi on September 26 on a routine deployment. Rear Admiral Girish Luthra Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet embarked on his Flag Ship INS Mysore saluted the Flag of Vice Admiral KN Sushil, by firing Gun Salutes as the ships entered harbor. Other ships in company include INS Mumbai, INS Talwar, INS Trishul, INS Betwa and INS Brahmaputra. The ships will depart Kochi tomorrow and visit Lakshadweep islands. The ships will call on the islands of Kavaratti, Amini and Kadmat on 28th September where they will hold medical camps for the benefit of the islanders(Navy release)

    Link:Tarmak007 -- A bold blog on Indian defence: Warships of Western Fleet in Kochi
     
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  10. Manmohan Yadav

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    Looks Awesome !!!!! :india:
     
  11. Nick 779

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    Saturday, November 05, 2011
    Shooting An Indian Navy Amphibious Assault Drill
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    Filmed an entire amphibious operation at Rutland Island in the Andaman Sea earlier this week involving two Indian Navy landing ships, the Shardul-class INS Kesari and Magar-class INS Gharial. The latter vessel, based in Visakhapatnam, was conducting a landing as part of a post-refit work-up. The Kesari is the largest vessel in Port Blair.

    The ships had embarked units from the Army's Kumaon regiment, along with a BMP-1 and a truck with medical supplies. The contingent was landed by Kesari and collected by Gharial. The landing was supported by troops and MARCOS in inflatables and helicopter support in the form of a Mi-8 and Chetak.

    The Andman & Nicobar Islands have over 570 islands, out of which over 540 are uninhabited and relatively remote. Landing and amphibious operations form a central part of doctrine for the armed forces in these outlying territories, which also offer excellent sites to train.

    The navy has, incidentally, received approval to build four new landing platform docks (LPDs), huge amphibious vessels comparable in size to the INS Jalashwa.

    My special thanks to INS Kesari Commanding Officer Cdr N.P Pradeep, INS Gharial Commanding Officer Cdr Ashish Goel, Lt Arun John and officers and men on both ships for their support and hospitality. Godspeed and Shano Varuna.

    Photos / Shiv Aroor
    Posted by Shiv Aroor at 3:31 PM
     
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    what is this weapon called,

    i know its not a hand held ATGM or AA manpad or a bazooka
     
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    It is a Carl Gustav 84mm Rocket Launcher. Swedish Origin
     
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    Oh thanks !!!
     
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