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by maz
01 Apr 2020 01:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1081
Views: 199403

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Rajat Pandit recently wrote (in January 2020) that the order for 10 KM-31's had been reduced to 6 so not sure where Rahul Bedi got his info that 10 birds are involved. Remains to be seen what actually transpires. " ...cut down the Rs 3,621 crore acquisition of 10 Kamov-31 AEW helicopters to six...
by maz
01 Apr 2020 01:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1081
Views: 199403

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

KM-31's will be employed by ships and SAGs to detect low flying threats such as a/c and cruise missiles.
by maz
26 Mar 2020 01:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2645
Views: 616509

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The simplest way to have proceeded with the 5-ship FSS (fleet tanker/replenishment ship) deal was to have Fincantieri design a longer version of the Deepak class, suitably updated with current tech, and have 4 of them built in India and 1 in Italy to keep everyone happy. Alternatively, a locally des...
by maz
11 Feb 2020 22:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DEFEXPO 2020
Replies: 291
Views: 25808

Re: DEFEXPO 2020

Did anyone cover naval related material at all?
by maz
07 Feb 2020 22:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DEFEXPO 2020
Replies: 291
Views: 25808

Re: DEFEXPO 2020

Anyone cover the naval stuff? The shipyards, BEL, and the ship upgrade companies?
by maz
05 Feb 2020 08:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DEFEXPO 2020
Replies: 291
Views: 25808

Re: DEFEXPO 2020

Yes, those attending, please take pix of the info boards as tsarkar suggested. I would love to see pix of the info boards and ship models from the various pvt and PSU yards as well as those companies performing naval upgrades. Of interest are the TDV from Cochin SY, the OSS from HSL as well as anyth...
by maz
03 Oct 2019 10:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2645
Views: 616509

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

This deal was likely to suffer from political fallout such as this. Why does the IN and MoD simply not build larger/longer versions of the two Deepak class AORs with the appropriate mods ? Is that too much of a ask from the naval design bureau? Designs can also be purchased. As it is, Fincantieri al...
by maz
01 Oct 2019 05:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2645
Views: 616509

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

From the IN Facebook site: Indigenous stealth ASW corvette Kavaratti under construction at M/s Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited, Kolkata, successfully completed maiden Constructor Sea Trials of all her systems over four days in Bay of Bengal from 26 to 29 September 2019. My hope is th...
by maz
30 Sep 2019 18:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1163
Views: 335155

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Turkey starts work on the first of 4 MILGEM corvettes for Pak Navy.
https://www.aa.com.tr/en/turkey/ship-en ... lt/1597298
by maz
28 Sep 2019 02:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2645
Views: 616509

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

More pix of Delhi MLU here (from forums.airbase.ru IN thread at http://forums.airbase.ru/2019/09/t52954_74--vms-indii.1764.html http://files.balancer.ru/forums/attaches/2019/09/26-7899097-bezymyannyj2.jpg compare to this image of Delhi at sea to see differences. For example, atop the bridgehouse, th...
by maz
28 Sep 2019 01:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2645
Views: 616509

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

As tsarkar said, the new gun is a 76mm SRGM. To add to his post, most of the Russian origin weapon and sensor kit as well as fire ocntrol sytems are being replaced by home built kits. For now, it seems that the single arm SAM launcher is still in place but this could change in the near future if rep...
by maz
26 Sep 2019 08:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2645
Views: 616509

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Good data on the PLAN FFG/DDG inductions Nikhil T. The IN cannot rest on its laurels regardless of time at sea, etc, etc. These comparisons are never static so what is true today, maybe true tomorrow and less so with time given the disparity in growth rates between the IN and PLAN. Just look at what...
by maz
03 Dec 2018 00:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2645
Views: 616509

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The Reliance P21 OPV is not a 1500 ton ship. Its dimensions and displacement approximate those of the Saryu class. The news of the successful air transport of the DSRVs has to be a source of relief to the IN bubblehead community. :D While acquiring additional Frigate hulls makes sense, the decision ...
by maz
21 Nov 2018 12:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2645
Views: 616509

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Another idea for a cheap, manned ASW platform for harbor defense is something along the lines of this: https://www.meretmarine.com/fr/content/couach-developpe-un-patrouilleur-pour-la-lutte-asm-cotiere SHM Shipcare's 25m ISV design could be the basis for a 28-30m long composite hulled platform with o...
by maz
13 Nov 2018 13:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2645
Views: 616509

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The conceptual design and basic design layout ( the general arrangement) of the larger warships are indeed done by the Navy's DND. Shipyards do the detail design. Hopefully, both yards will stick to a common set of designs and changes. Unfortunately, this does not appear to be happening to the 16-sh...
by maz
13 Nov 2018 13:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2645
Views: 616509

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Not so long ago, GRSE had a Damen designed frigate as the P17A in one of its Annual Reports. So no great surprise there with the older image of the P17A. As for the delivery dates of ships, seeing is believing so consider all dates as moving targets. For now.
by maz
13 Nov 2018 13:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2645
Views: 616509

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

tsarkar said

"We had a veterans day and I'll post some photos shortly."

Sir, some of us are waiting with bated breath for said photos.... When do you plan on releasing the pix 'cos we are running short of O2..... :)
by maz
04 Nov 2018 01:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2645
Views: 616509

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

INS Rana refitted with Revathi radar and C-Pearl ESM/EW system taken from Godavari class frigate https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DpT1-GHWwAEw9ni.jpg I do not think that the EW system aboard the Rana is the C-Pearl nor was it taken from a G-class. The G-class had the SEWS V5 (which may be another name f...
by maz
10 Aug 2018 21:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2645
Views: 616509

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I need a link to the CAG report. Can anyone help?
by maz
09 Aug 2018 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2645
Views: 616509

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Does anyone have the actual link to the CAG report? Would appreciate a link to it. I think CAg reports should be read with a grain of salt. In any event, they are a snapshot of a certain timeframe from the past. As expected, things almost always tend to evolve. In other words, what was true some yea...
by maz
09 Jul 2018 23:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2645
Views: 616509

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

People, I need help in translating MDL's new Hindi magazine which has sections on the P17A as well as their sub programs. Is there anyone here who can do the honors?
by maz
06 Jul 2018 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2645
Views: 616509

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I think a more nuanced discussion regarding the pros and cons of each submarine type is required instead of saying that one type is "better" than he other. What are the metrics used to determine one is better or not? I am guessing the Type 209 have adv. that the EMS lack ad vice versa. And...
by maz
06 Jul 2018 19:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2645
Views: 616509

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

P15 Delhi class destroyers in MLU - http://www.janes.com/article/81566/indian-navy-destroyer-ins-delhi-receives-extensive-combat-systems-makeover-during-mlu

I wonder if the IN will decide to bring all three P15 hulls to the same weapon and sensor configuration after their MLU refits?
by maz
29 Jun 2018 23:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military/Defence Exports
Replies: 145
Views: 36208

Re: Indian Military/Defence Exports

GRSE unveils design proposal for Brazilian corvette programme.
More here. http://www.janes.com/article/81422/grse-unveils-design-proposal-for-brazilian-corvette-programme
by maz
22 Jun 2018 04:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 431
Views: 54818

Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

It took HSL and subcontractor Nest Bldrs & Engrs almost 8 years 8 months to complete Rani Rashmoni! Overall, the project ran about 9 years late.

http://www.janes.com/article/81219/indian-coast-guard-commissions-final-rani-abbakka-class-ipv
by maz
09 Jun 2018 10:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 922411

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

lakshmanM, yes, good job indeed for finding these pix. There is pressure from the very top to complete this ship - hence the relatively decent pace of work.;)Sadly, for the CG, I think they have no such influence :( The Jane's piece echoed what HSL officials said at the time. Do a google search for ...
by maz
09 Jun 2018 06:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 922411

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The link to the image of the Kavach aboard the Kulish is broken. Any chance it can be fixed?
by maz
09 Jun 2018 05:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 922411

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Any idea of the timeframe when the OSS pix were taken? The whole ship appears to have received a new coat of paint - at least to the hull. Look by the flags. at the below picture https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34407287_260888861140472_8756730763631656960_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=97f494d...
by maz
09 Jun 2018 05:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 922411

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Loads of material at DMN on Indian naval Aviation. It is a bit dated but still useful

https://www.defensemedianetwork.com/ser ... -aviation/
by maz
09 Jun 2018 05:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 569494

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Loads of material here on Indian naval Aviation. It is a bit dated but still useful

https://www.defensemedianetwork.com/series/indian-naval-aviation/
by maz
13 May 2018 07:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 922411

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

If I recall, Sandeep Unnithan wrote many moons ago that the P!5 class were indeed designed with the Moskit in mind. Notice the large blast deflectors. Of course, supply chain and other issues eventually led to the use of Urans and to detail changes in the next two ships. There have been other media ...
by maz
30 Apr 2018 04:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 922411

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The stealthy future design seems to be influenced by the US Navy's Zumwalt class DDG when a 'land attack' platform was in vogue. The Zumwalt concept is hugely expensive and the USN is trying to figure out how best to use it. The ships are not even in service I think. Zumwalt was in dry dock getting ...
by maz
29 Apr 2018 01:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 922411

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Regarding stern launching of small boats from ships, there is hope! The Bharati built CG interceptors have a stern ramp. Maybe the IN can learn something from the CG? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DbrY0bwU0AANDDa.jpg and https://www.newskarnataka.com/storage/uploads/moreimages/Launching%20ICG%20Vessel...
by maz
29 Apr 2018 00:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 922411

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The good news is that IN force levels of commissioned ships dipped to 131-132 or so and have now climbed back up to about 133 with the delivery of LCU L-54. But force levels will stay at about the high 130ish/ low 140-ish ship mark for many more years because of all the decommissionings that are due...
by maz
29 Apr 2018 00:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 922411

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Maz Any news of Project-28A and Project-18 DDG? Do these even exist? I have come across the P-18 next gen DDG on some of the other fora on the interweb. Some of the defence journalists have also referred to the next gen DDG in news reports. I think MDLs boss also referred to it in one of the Defexp...
by maz
29 Apr 2018 00:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 922411

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Prasad, would you have any contact with the Delhi Defence Review outfit? I need a high rez pix of that GRSE poster. Can you help Sir? Uh i shot all those pictures :) I'll see if I have a higher res shot. Don't think there is but will look. Prasad, you have done a great job capturing the images of t...
by maz
28 Apr 2018 13:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 922411

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Very insightful comments, TSarkar, JTull. Reliance Naval not doing as well as one would expect from what I gather. Besides the law suits between Ambani and Nikhil Gandhi cannot be good for business and must be affecting operations adversely at Pipavav. It will be interesting to see when the NOPVs ar...
by maz
28 Apr 2018 13:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 922411

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Prasad, would you have any contact with the Delhi Defence Review outfit? I need a high rez pix of that GRSE poster. Can you help Sir?

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