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Second Scorpene class submarine to be launched on January 12

Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by R!CK, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. Gessler

    Gessler Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    I believe the 3rd Scorpene will also be launched this year. Meanwhile, I hope someone takes the opportunity to take some nice pics of the INS Visakhapatnam as well now that they went to MDL anyway.
     
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    venureddy Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    INS visakhapatnam looks mostly completed in the background. I guess only installation of sensors is left.
     
  3. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    A few more clicks from the ceremony.

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  4. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    I am not sure , but look. Does it mean 2 P15B vessels there , with much of the structural work complete?

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  5. GuardianRED

    GuardianRED Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Thought she looks beautiful... can't stop seeing the hull of not 1 but 2 P15Bs!!!!! .... predict that we see one having sea trails for sure!
     
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  6. Grevion

    Grevion Think Tank TROLL ELITE MEMBER

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    Both the scorpene and p15b marks the era of new generation of ships in the Indian Navy.
     
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    Ripcord322 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    That shipyard seems to be on a roll....
    The P-15 B seems to be quick....
    Navy should continue this 'Roll'...with orders ....And make 15C...15D....15E....F/G/H....Till they have a stable of some...24 destroyers....

    Add more VLS....Better sensors and more automation and more indigenization in the C,D,E...Projects....


    But who am I kidding...We all know...This might not happen....



    PS : I hope it does....We need Number...our fleet is too small in numbers....

    PPS : I forgot....Navy is look for a next gen destroyer now...No 15 C/D/E...So another 10 years now....
     
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  8. GSLV Mk III

    GSLV Mk III Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    There may not be a P15C ;) Anyway I think our upcoming P17A class can be considered as a destroyer due to its armament & displacement.
     
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    Ripcord322 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Why does the Navy insist on calling it a Frigate then...!?
     
  10. GSLV Mk III

    GSLV Mk III Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    I have no idea. The Europeans (mainland) too do that.
     
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    Ripcord322 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    No far from complete...
    Sensor Installation will take about a Year and a half more.....
    I expect it to go to trials in Mid-2018
     
  12. R!CK

    R!CK 2nd Lieutant Technical Analyst

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    Official launch video on FB.

    https://www.facebook.com/indiandefencecom/

    Important Facts:

    - 2017 will have 2 Kalvari class commissioned and a third launched.
    - 2018 will see a further 2 launched and 2 units commissioned.

    Good days ahead for the Indian Navy.

    Good Day!
     
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    R!CK 2nd Lieutant Technical Analyst

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    Submarine ‘Khanderi’ Launched

    Khanderi, the second of Indian Navy’s Scorpene’ class stealth submarine, was ‘launched’ today by the Hon’ble Raksha Rajya Mantri, Dr Subhash Bhamre paving the way for her sea trials. Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff and a host of other dignitaries witnessed the launch at Mazagon Dock Shipyard Limited today.

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    The submarine is expected to be delivered to Navy by the year end. She has been christened after her illustrious predecessor, an erstwhile ‘Foxtrot’ class submarine decommissioned in 1989, which is as per the traditions of Indian Navy. The construction of six Scorpene submarines is presently being progressed at Mazagon Dock Shipyard Limited (MDL), under Project 75 with Transfer of Technology from M/s DCNS, France as the Collaborator. The first of the class submarine, Kalvari is presently undergoing sea trials and likely to be commissioned into Navy by Mid 2017. These submarines, post induction, would form the core of Navy’s conventional Submarine Arm.

    Speaking on the occasion Dr Subhash Bhamre said that Project 75 Kalvari is a key milestone in self reliance and indigenisation for the country. Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff said during his address that the fact that Submarine ‘’Khanderi” compares with the best in the world, speaks highly of the experience and expertise our shipbuilders have gained over the years. He added that as Indian Navy celebrates Golden Jubilee of the submarine arm in 2017, the induction of Project 75 submarines would mark the beginning of a new chapter in our submarine capabilities.


    The launching of Khanderi also marks a critical milestone event for the Shipyard which earlier has delivered two Shishumar class submarines in the 90’s and has now strengthened its position as a submarine building yard for Indian Navy. Started as a small dry dock facility for East India Company, MDL today has established itself as a forefront Defence Public Sector Undertaking, with indigenous construction of several ships and submarines for Navy such as P 15 B Destroyers and P 17 A class stealth Frigates being the latest.

    http://pib.nic.in/newsite/mbErel.aspx?relid=157289
     
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  14. Aqwoyk

    Aqwoyk Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Thanks for video
    anyway aren't these P15B are too close or it is just due to viewing angle ?
     
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  15. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Both the P15B.

    Best angle.
     

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