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The Indian Navy's helicopter plans and purchases

Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by Agent_47, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. randomradio

    randomradio Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Someone tell him "It's gonna be okay. A new tender will be laid out for an order dozens of times more through the SP clause."
     
  2. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    S70B saga , equal blame to rigid new boss of Sirkosky for getting the deal cancelled.

    Their competitors , Boeing turned out successful , got the Apache and Chinook cleared.
     
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  3. Bregs

    Bregs Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    very well written article and many such deals are in limbo affecting defence forces deterrent powers significantly. Actually i feel defence ministry under PMO influence has been turned into foreign ministry where you select F 16 after rejecting it way back in 2009 MMRCA tender just for geopolitical reasons. Countries do buy weapons for political reasons but the ones which are critical for there needs not the rejected ones

    The Ka-27 helicopter made its first flight in December 1973 and is used by the naval forces of Russia, Ukraine, Vietnam, China, and India


    Lol india is making do with 45 yrs old platform
     
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  4. vstol jockey

    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    IN will wait for IMRH. They are supporting it and will have it fitted out as per their needs with a large number of Indian items. We may soon have a dunking Sonar of our own based on the APSOH success.
     
  5. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    IAF waiting for PMF till 2027 makes sense, IN waiting till 2027, using Sea Kings , for IMRH doesn't make sense.
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    Actually India signed for 18 Ka28PL in 1985, and delivery completed in 1990. The 4 first airframes were grounded and used as spare source for others.

    So the age is 27-30 years.
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    The Ka31 AEW are still newer,the oldest one being just 17 years old.
     
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    Butter Chicken Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    The Navy is planning to get 110 light utility helicopters manufactured by an Indian firm in collaboration with a foreign firm, India Today reported. The move comes after Russian Kamov-226T copters, that were pressed into service in 2002, are reportedly short of the Navy’s requirements. A government source told Mail Today that “as the strategic partnership policy has been cleared by the government, an Expression of Interest would be issued to the Indian firms by the Defence Ministry in the next few weeks to buy 110 copters, which would be under the ‘Made in India’ project.” The source added that the old Kamov 226T does not meet the requirements of the Navy and so new tender would be required for buying these light utility helicopters.

    The Russian Kamov-226T is a small, twin-engined Russian utility helicopter. Instead of having a conventional cabin, it has an interchangeable mission pod. It allows the use of various accommodation or equipment configurations. It was built in a joint venture between Russia and India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). Its aim was to supply 200 helicopters to the Army and Air Force in order to replace their vintage fleet of Cheetah and Chetak copters.

    According to the India Today report, Indian firms like Mahindra, L&T and Bharat Forge are likely to take part in the tender along with foreign partners like Airbus Helicopters from Europe, Russian Helicopters, Sikorsky and Bell Helicopters from the US. It has been more than two years now that the force had to wait as the government was formulating the strategic partnership policy during this time.

    In 2014, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had scrapped a Rs 6,500 crore Navy helicopter deal for buying 16 multi-role helicopters for the Navy from America. The objective was to promote ‘Make in India’ in the military sector for reducing imports.

    The Navy is also trying to come out with a fresh deal for obtaining 123 Naval Multi-role Helicopters (NMRH) through the Make in India route. It will be one of the biggest helicopter deals in the world.


    http://indianexpress.com/article/in...s-to-be-procured-under-make-in-india-4738057/
     
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  9. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    139+[~18-36 for coast guard ]

    Panther MBe coming......
     
  10. Sancho

    Sancho Major Technical Analyst

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    http://www.defenseworld.net/news/19..._Tender_to_Build_110_Helicopters#.WV4dZ4FCTqA
     
  11. Agent_47

    Agent_47 Admin - Blog Staff Member MODERATOR

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    IN never wanted Kamov 226T, its not even a naval helicopter. Currently active tender for 100 NUH will be scrapped for a fresh one for 110 under SP route.
    Same goes for already scrapped NMRH tender. Similar numbers are expected.

    ie, The strategic partner for helicopters will be building 200+ navy choppers under licence.Possibly, Airbus panther and Sikorsky S-70B.
     
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    Sancho Major Technical Analyst

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    Sancho Major Technical Analyst

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    bharathp Developers Guild Developers -IT and R&D

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    many of our systems are decades old. says a lot about the govts in power all this time.
     
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