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The Indian Navy's helicopter plans and purchases

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

  1. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    The Russian border guards have cancelled a plan order for Naval Ka226T. So it holds no chance.

    A Panther is capable of using almost every weapon meant to be used by a naval helicopter. And so does the requirements of Navy call for it.

    The Ka226T has till now only used light machine guns.
     
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    randomradio Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Don't go by the articles and their silly headlines. The Ka-226 will be part of the navy's tender for light helicopters.

    Kamov was part of the 56 helicopter deal for the navy back in 2012. The 2012 tender was sent to pretty much all the big names and this was Buy and Make Indian, but again, only Airbus and Augusta replied, just like the Buy Global tender before that. Kamov did not have an Indian partner at the time.
     
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    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    http://www.defensenews.com/articles...7.14.17&utm_term=Editorial - Early Bird Brief
     
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    StratPost | Walkaround the Indian Navy's Sea King Helo

     
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    StratPost | Walkaround the Indian Navy's Ka-31 AEW Helo

     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    Who are the likely contenders for the two types?
     
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    Winners :drag: -> Sikorsky S-70B/MH-60 and Airbus Panther
     
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    Navy issues RFI for procurement of 234 helicopters
    PTI | Aug 22, 2017, 09:42 PM IST

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    New Delhi, Aug 21 () The Indian Navy today issued global request for information (RFI) for procurement of 111 utility and 123 multi-role helicopters under the recently- launched strategic partnership model for defence procurement.


    Official sources said the RFI has been issued to identify original equipment maker for both the utility helicopters as well as multi-role choppers which are being procured as part of the Navy's modernisation plan.

    The procurement of both categories of choppers totalling 234 would cost the government in excess of USD 15 billion, according to experts who said that these two contracts could be one of the largest globally in recent times.

    They said the defence ministry is likely to soon issue RFI to select the Indian defence manufacturer which will join hands with the foreign entity or entities (OEMs) for production of the choppers as mandated under the strategic partnership (SP) model.

    The last date to respond to the RFI issued today by the Navy is October 6.

    The Naval Multi Role Helicopters (NMRH) are being procured particularly to enhance the Navy's anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare capabilities.

    The Navy has been pressing the government to procure new utility and multi-role helicopters to add teeth to its existing capability and replace its ageing fleet of choppers but the procurement process has seen years of delays.

    The government had issued RFI for it in 2011 as well as in 2013.

    In May, the defence ministry had finalised the SP model under which select private firms will be roped in to build military platforms like submarines, fighter jets and choppers in India in partnership with foreign entities.

    The policy envisages establishment of long-term strategic partnerships with Indian defence majors through a transparent and competitive process wherein they would tie up with global OEMs to seek technology transfers to set up domestic manufacturing infrastructure and supply chains.

    Initially, the strategic partners will be selected in four segments - fighter aircraft, helicopters, submarines and armoured fighting vehicles/main battle tanks. It is expected to be expanded to other segments at a later stage.
     
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    Good to see the RFI's coming out, now please for God's sake hurry the hell up. It says it will take many years just to sign contracts, that's absolutely ridiculous, does the Government not understand what a pressing, urgent matter this is?

    Signing a deal for these helicopters would have been too late yesterday, there is simply no time to screw around.
     
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    This is the first major project(s) under the SPM, it will be interesting to see just how they can live up to the promise of expediency under the SPM. It could either be the saviour for the Indian mil or just another poorly executed iniative that maintains the status quo.

    Given how little news there has been ever since SPM was cleared by the cabinet I am not overly hopeful BUT I wish to be proven wrong because these helos were required 5 yeard ago and, best case scenerio, they may come in 4-5 more years. Sadly in the past 12 months a LOT of interesting RFIs have gone out but these have failed to translate into RFPs.



    Anyone read the tenders? 12.5 ton MTOW for NMRH- an EASY win for the H225M IMHO.
     
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