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Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels of Indian Navy and Coast Guard

Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by Gessler, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. kakathiya

    kakathiya FULL MEMBER

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    [QUOTE="Ankit Kumar 001, post: 583954, member: 19hey don't have Hull Mounted Sonar System or Towed Array Sonar System, so Torpedoes would be useless.

    Navy has put up a requirement for SR SAM.... when procured , they may be used.[/QUOTE]
    Is there provisions to fit these sonars in these NOPVS in future, I think as there ample space, these Boats can be converted into our fast light weight mini frigates if need arises, we need mini frigates in large numbers, y not these NOPVS have the power of frigates but called as patrol vessals.
     
  2. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    Is there provisions to fit these sonars in these NOPVS in future, I think as there ample space, these Boats can be converted into our fast light weight mini frigates if need arises, we need mini frigates in large numbers, y not these NOPVS have the power of frigates but called as patrol vessals.[/QUOTE]

    Towed Array Sonar System can surely be added. And a helicopter like Panther , it can very well have decent ASW capability.

    But its not like it has a lot of space. RWS with upto 25mm canons too can be added.
     
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  3. vstol jockey

    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Is there provisions to fit these sonars in these NOPVS in future, I think as there ample space, these Boats can be converted into our fast light weight mini frigates if need arises, we need mini frigates in large numbers, y not these NOPVS have the power of frigates but called as patrol vessals.[/QUOTE]
    They are called patrol vessels but their exact role is very different. They are as good as multipurpose ships.
     
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  4. ashkum2278

    ashkum2278 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    We must install the entire OPV's and big petrol boats with sonar sweet developed by DRDO and equip them with Brahmos. These OPV,s and PV's would then act as force multipliers for the IN and act as credible deterrence for opposing navy's.
     
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  5. Indian Jatt

    Indian Jatt Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Can someone tell me if we can use the space below bridge for any kind of VLS? Barak 8 or brahmos? Even 4 brahmos would do...
     
  6. HariPrasad

    HariPrasad Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    I had seen some Israeli boats photographs. They were really awesome. I would like reliance to make some ship with Israeli weapons and electronics and thrust victor engine.
     
  7. Notsuperstitious

    Notsuperstitious 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Why brahmos? There are medium weight anti ship missiles available that weigh 1/4th the weight of a brahmos. They can also add diversity in technology.

    But I agree that firepower should be added to these ships. A bit like how USN is doing it in different dimensions (more missiles plus uaing SAMs for anti surface roles).
     
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  8. ashkum2278

    ashkum2278 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Maybe some thing like this, behind the main Gun upfront.

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  9. Indian Jatt

    Indian Jatt Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Klub? Exocet? Something like brahmos 2 of half the weight would do the job, I said brahmos cause it's supersonic, it's made in India, we have a production line which would probably make brahmos 2 in future, maybe by 2023? Not so sure, but Indian Navy is soon going to announce a missile boat or ship class which would replace veer class, Indian Navy will place an order of 32 such ships....
     
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    Notsuperstitious 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Yes exocet class is what we are looking for for our missile boats. Brahmos too big for now. Also too expensive. Also healthy and more efficient to have a mix of weight, tech etc.

    Brahmos mini is not in sight at all. Its a different missile practically and that means many many years to induction.
     
  11. Gessler

    Gessler Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    In a first, L&T builds Offshore Patrol Vessel for Indian Coast Guard
    This is the first OPV class vessel for the Indian Coast Guard that has been built by a private sector yard
    T E Narasimhan | Chennai Last Updated at October 27, 2017 11:02 IST
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    L&T Shipbuilding Ltd is building a series of indigenously designed Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs), which are likely to be inducted into Indian Coast Guard in April 2018.

    This is the first OPV class vessel for the Indian Coast Guard that has been built by a private sector yard.

    L&T was entrusted by the Ministry of Defence in March 2015 to design and build seven OPVs for an order value of Rs 1,432 crore. The remaining six OPVs will be delivered over the next three years.


    First of the seven series was launched on Friday at L&T's Shipbuilding Yard at Kattupalli. This is the first of the 07 OPV series under construction by L&T Shipbuilding, which will be inducted in April 2018 after completion of trials on equipment and machinery. The subsequent OPVs will be delivered within a gap of six months.

    L&T said that the construction of other OPVs will be delivered ahead of the contracted delivery dates.

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    About the vessel

    The vessel has a length of 98 metres with gross tonnage of 2,100 tonnes and its endurance is 5,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12-14 knots. The maximum speed is 26 knots.

    The ship is fitted with one 30 mm automatic gun and two 12.7 mm gun with Fire Cintrol System (FCS).

    The ship will have Integral Twin Engine Helicopter which will enhance its operational, survelliance, search and rescue capabilities.

    http://www.business-standard.com/ar...el-for-indian-coast-guard-117102700187_1.html

     
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  13. Gessler

    Gessler Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Image from The Hindu newspaper (via INDRA Networks) -

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