Why couldn't we have built warships for our neighbours like BDesh? One was told that by the time we realized it ,after they first approached us,the Chinese stepped in.talk about babudom and opportunities lost.http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subc ... 1231000139
China launches frigate for Bangladesh navy
Xinhua 2014-12-31 17:22 (GMT+8)
A new type of frigate built for the Bangladesh Navy was launched in the riverside city of Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Tuesday.
The frigate, with a displacement of 1,300 tons and maximum speed of 25 knots, is 90 meters long and 11 meters across the beam. It can accommodate 80 crew members.
It will be the most advanced frigate in the Bangladesh Navy, which will be a boost to its coastal defense capability and the China-Bangladesh friendship, said Rear Admiral Syed Abu Mansur Arshadul Abedin, the assistant chief of Naval Staff at the launching ceremony.
The frigate can detect, identify and destroy surface and aerial targets and can also carry out maritime monitoring and patrols, and search and rescue missions, said Cai Libin, deputy general manager of the Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group, the builder of the frigate.
It is equipped with 76 mm and 30 mm naval guns as well as ship-to-ship and ship-to-air missiles.
Bangladesh has bought two frigates from China. The first was launched in November.
PS:With HSL in trouble,will the MOD entrust it with the conventional 75-I programme or will it choose a pvt. yard? HSL can if languishing for sub orders start building a parallel line of SSNs apart from the SSBNs under construction. This would make more sense esp. as the N-sub tech is being assisted in significant manner by Russia,with much in common expected for both types.http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Vis ... 742302.ece
Updated: December 31, 2014 20:30 IST
Will HSL bag submarine project?
Faced with a precarious financial position, HSL, which was brought under MoD in February 2010, has been struggling for existence with delay in getting major orders for construction from the Navy despite its proven ability in shipbuilding and submarine retrofitting.