Indian Navy - News Folder - October 2004

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Postby Arun_S » 01 Oct 2004 08:27

Indian, U.S. Ships To Gather for Annual Malabar Exercise
Defense News, October 2004


By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI, NEW DELHI

Within a year of holding their largest joint naval exercise, India and the United States soon will team up for another that will include a U.S. nuclear submarine. The exercise, the most recent in the Indo-U.S. Malabar series, will be held off the cost of Goa for a week beginning Oct. 4. A senior Indian Navy official said Sept. 29 that the participating U.S. Navy ships will include a Los Angeles-class nuclear submarine, an Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate and the missile cruiser Ticonderoga.

The U.S. Navy also will bring P-3 Orion maritime surveillance aircraft, which India is negotiating to buy from the United States through the Foreign Military Sales route. The Indian Navy is fielding a Delhi Class guided missile destroyer, a Brahmaputra Class guided missile frigate, a German-built Shishumar Class submarine, and Sea Harrier jump jets operating from Goa's land bases. Besides anti-submarine warfare, the two navies will undertake maneuvers on sea-control missions, fleet air defense and surface firings. In October 2003, the two navies met for a joint exercise Oct. 5-8 off the cost of Kochi in the Arabian Sea.

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Goa Shipyard to build 8 mine-sweepers for Navy
[Times of India, 08 October 2004]


Mormugao: An advanced class of eight mine-sweepers called Mine Counter Measure Vessels will be built by Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) for the Indian Navy at a cost of about Rs 2,400 crore. Each vessel will cost Rs 300 crore and GSL is optimistic that the navy will place orders for three more vessels after the first eight are delivered. GSL Chairperson Rear Admiral Sampath Pillai (Retd.) stated that the new vessels were different from traditional mine-sweepers because their hulls were built of glass-reinforced plastic rather than steel. "This makes them unique because they will also have the latest sensors and equipment to detect and de-activate mines," he said. According to him, most navies focus on buying destroyers and frigates but lack mine-sweepers. "After the Bangladesh war, we had to approach the former Soviet Union for help to clear the mines laid around our ports. Even the US and Australian navies do not have such vessels," he said. The Portuguese set up GSL in 1957 as a small barge-building yard. "After independence, Mazagaon Dock Ltd (MDL) took over GSL, and it owns 48% of our shares today. The remaining 50% of equity is owned by the Centre and the balance by our workers and the locals," he said. GSL concentrates on building small ships of up to 2,000 tonnes for the Indian Navy and Coast Guard. "We are modernising our yard and devoting more than half of our space to build these unique vessels," he said. Three shipyards come under the defence ministry. While MDL builds big ships like destroyers and frigates, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers build medium-size ships and GSL concentrates on small and fast attack craft for the navy.

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Postby Arun_S » 29 Oct 2004 08:47

India Makes Its First Naval Radar System
[Defense News, 25 October 2004]


India has designed and developed its first airborne multi-mode airborne surveillance radar system for the Navy. The service has ordered 10 Super-Vision 2000 Radar systems at an estimated cost of $600,000 apiece, for delivery beginning in mid-2005, said a senior executive of Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL), Bangalore, which will produce the system. The state Defence Research & Development Organisation’s Electronics & Radar Development Establishment (LRDE), Bangalore, developed the Super-Vision-2000 Radar system this year. An LRDE scientist said the Super-Vision 2000 is a lightweight and compact system developed for helicopters such as the indigenous Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) and the Navy’s Russian Kamov helicopters, as well as aircraft like its Dornier maritime surveillance planes. The LRDE scientist said the system design and development phase cost $2.2 million. The system comprises an antenna, transmitter, receiver, data processor and display, and weighs less than 100 kilograms. The radar can detect sea-surfacing targets like a periscope or vessel as well as sea-skimming missiles and targets in the air. The radar also can be used for navigation, weather mapping and beacon detection. The Super-Vision 2000 will be installed in the naval version of the ALH being produced by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., Bangalore. BEL plans to market the system to other militaries after it fulfills the Indian Navy’s requirements.

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Postby Arun_S » 30 Oct 2004 04:55

India Still to Decide on French Subs: Defense Minister
[Agence France-Presse, 29 October 2004]


India has not decided whether to buy six Scorpene submarines from France, Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee said after the Naval Chief suggested the deal would be sealed soon. "We are considering the proposal. But no final decision has been taken," he said in Calcutta after meeting French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier on October 27th. As Barnier flew out on October 27th, India's Navy Chief of Staff, Admiral Arun Prakash, said the 2 billion euro ($2.5 billion) deal was under very close examination at the highest level of government. "We have received assurance that the deal will see the light of day soon," he said. Barnier had pushed the sale, accompanied by 36 SM-39 missiles, in New Delhi talks this week.



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