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Reliance (Pipavav) Project-21 class NOPVs Launched

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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    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

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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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    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

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

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