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Re: Indian Military/Defence Exports

Postby Kakarat » 30 Mar 2016 14:02

PHL inks contract for purchase of two anti-submarine helicopters

Manalo said the two helicopters will be deployed aboard the two-missile firing frigates that are still being acquired by the government from an Indian government-owned shipyard.

The shipyard, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, is undergoing "post-qualification" process, prior to the contract formulation and subsequent contract signing, Manalo said.

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Postby Kakarat » 01 Apr 2016 10:24

Noy twits Poe on surface-to-air missile issue
Indian frigates

Meanwhile, an Indian company has offered the lowest bid to provide two frigates for the Philippine Navy, one of the biggest projects in the military’s modernization program.

Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd., a state-run firm, has been declared the lowest bidder for the multi-billion peso frigate acquisition project, Defense Undersecretary Fernando Manalo told The STAR in a recent interview.

Garden Reach offered to supply the ships for P15.047 billion, about P950 million lower than the P16 billion approved budget for the project.

Four firms joined the bidding for the project last month. Other companies that submitted offers were Hyundai Heavy Industries, Inc. and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd., both from South Korea; and Spanish firm Navantia S.A.

Only Garden Reach and Hyundai were declared qualified bidders as the two other bidders had failed to meet some documentary requirements.

Hyundai submitted a bid worth P15.744 billion, higher by around P700 million than the offer of Garden Reach.

Garden Reach will have to meet the post-qualification requirements before it can be declared the winning bidder. The post-qualification phase allows the government to check if the offer of the lowest bidder is compliant with the technical specifications of the project. The phase involves visits and inspections to the suppliers’ office and facilities.

“The technical working group is preparing the post-qualification plan,” Manalo said.

On its website, Garden Reach described itself as “the premier warship building company in India” that is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Defense.

The company said it has built 95 warships like state-of-the-art frigates and corvettes and fast patrol boats since 1960.

It also claimed to have built and supplied close to 700 vessels to carry men and materials for surveillance of coast line by police forces.

The frigate acquisition project is one of the military projects aimed at boosting the Philippines’ territorial defense and disaster response capabilities.

The ships can enhance the Philippines’ security presence in the West Philippine Sea and can participate in relief efforts in calamity-struck areas.

The two frigates are also expected to complement the BRP Gregorio del Pilar and BRP Ramon Alcaraz, acquired by the Philippine Navy from the United States Coast Guard.

The defense department is also planning to spend about P2 billion for the ammunition of the two ships.

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Postby tsarkar » 07 Apr 2016 23:29

http://www.mumbaimirror.com/mumbai/othe ... 720375.cms
A 36-metre-long security vessel, built at a private yard off Mumbai, is ready to be shipped off to Nigeria. This is the first time that a private Indian firm has constructed such a vessel for another country.

"It has been completely made in India. It will be exported to Nigeria after an inspection by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis," said a director of Marine Frontiers, the company that built the Rs 35-crore ship, which Nigeria plans to use to safeguard its oil rigs.

The company had earlier provided bulletproof patrol vessels to the Mumbai police. The ship for Nigeria has a maximum speed of 27 knots (50 kmph) and can carry up to 80 people.

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Postby Aditya G » 07 Apr 2016 23:45

Defexpo brochures uploaded by Prasun Sengupta:

Sri Lankan OPV - 2 being built by GSL:

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-93IPTAE5V60/ ... Navy-1.jpg

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dDuoyOxhNUw/ ... Navy-2.jpg

Notable differences compared to Saryu class:

- No AK-630, replaced by single barrel cannons
- Lacks ESM/EW suite
- Different mast configuration with Furuno mounted on top
- Fire fighting equipment like ICGS Samarth
- Different mast, similar to Sahayak class OPV


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Re: Indian Military/Defence Exports

Postby Kakarat » 03 Jun 2016 13:50

India to overlook Chinese objections, sell BrahMos missiles to Vietnam

To take on China's increasing hegemony in Asia, the Modi government has cleared sale of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile to Vietnam.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar begins a five-day visit to Singapore and Vietnam from today. The main highlight of the visit would be talks on sale of BrahMos missiles to Vietnam.

Vietnam had been eyeing the missile for over five years now but the UPA government had been reluctant to give the nod fearing Chinese objections.

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Postby Shanu » 04 Jun 2016 20:25

This is a very detailed report about how Philippines is planning to use the GRSE built Kamorta class ships for the 2 frigate order.

They are planning to use VL-MICA as the primary air-defence weapon, while keeping the Indian version's 3-D Revathi radar, Oto-Melara main gun, RBU-6000 rocket launchers and AK-630 CIWS. They are planning to use Augusta Westland helicopter from the hangar.

http://www.manilalivewire.com/2016/04/t ... -of-india/

The site is not allowing me to copy. There is a detailed description of how the Philippines Navy is planning to use it. I am particularly intrigued by the concept of the 'Strategic Sea lift vessel'. (pic provided). This is supposed to be integrated into the Philippine Navy Fleet Battle Group (PNFBG) and Kamorta is expected to have the role of approach sanitization by staying 50 km ahead of the main ship.

P.S. - felt so proud about seeing how an Indian design for IN's specific submarine hunter needs is being reused by another navy for its own specific doctrine. Between this and the Vietnamese ships (also being made by GRSE), hope Indian built ships can stamp our presence in the South China Sea in the days to come.

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Re: Indian Military/Defence Exports

Postby Shanu » 04 Jun 2016 20:40

Even as discussions with Vietnam on Brahmos sale reaches its final stages, there is a series of other countries who are lining up in the queue. Russia seems to have accepted our argument about 'friendly countries' - dunno about any last minute tantrums. If every thing goes according to plan, UAE may be the next customer with a deal expected to be signed by year-end.

http://www.financialexpress.com/article ... os/266967/

India and Russia have agreed ‘in principle’ to export the world’s fastest anti-ship cruise missile, BrahMos, to UAE, Vietnam, South Africa and Chile.
Sources in the government told FE on Thursday that several structural changes were made in the defence exports policy and these were yielding results. “As far as the BrahMos missile is concerned, talks with countries like UAE, Chile, South Africa and Vietnam are in advanced stages.”
“Since Russia is the partner country in the BrahMos joint venture with its consent discussions with several other countries, including Philippines, South Korea, Algeria, Greece, Malaysia, Thailand, Egypt, Singapore, Venezuela and Bulgaria have now been taken to the next level,” revealed the source.


With our warships entering the Philippine market, cross-selling Brahmos is definitely the way to expand our footprint.

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Re: Indian Military/Defence Exports

Postby Gagan » 04 Jun 2016 21:49

Article on the Kamorta class vessels to be built for the Philippine navy by GRSE

Kamorta Class: Analysis of India's Deadly Anti-Sub Corvette

A version of this news report was published in a Philippine defense journal

The reasons why philippines decided to buy the karmota class frigate of india
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Postby Kakarat » 06 Jun 2016 19:55

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Vietnam to use India's $100 million line of credit to buy Indian-built L&T patrol vessels

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GRSE close to sealing deal with Philippines on warship export
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/art ... 652846.cms


KOLKATA: Inching closer towards finalising a deal with the Philippines Navy , defence PSU Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) has emerged as the lowest bidder for exporting two frigates to the Southeast Asian island country.

"We are the lowest price bidder for the order. Now the government is evaluating other aspects before placing the order. We are hopeful of a positive outcome but things are not final yet," Commodore Ratnakar Ghosh, Director (shipbuilding), GRSE, told PTI.

Few days ago, a team from the Philippines Navy visited the facilities of the Kolkata-based shipyard and expressed satisfaction at the infrastructure.

"If you look at the infrastructure nobody is better than us . We have been in negotiations with them for the last two years and now they are examining other bidders also," company chairman and managing director Rear Admiral (Retd) A K Verma said.

If GRSE bags the order, it will be India 's second export order for delivering a warship and a boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' campaign.

The shipyard already has the distinction of exporting India's first warship, an offshore patrol vessel, to Mauritius in December 2014.

Buoyed by the success, GRSE had participated in the bidding process for building two frigates for the Philippines.

As per the specifications laid down by the Philippines government, they want two light frigates of 109 meter length which can run at a speed of 25 knots.

Officials said these are for general purpose use in protecting their maritime boundaries.

GRSE already has the required expertise for making frigates as the KOLKATA shipyard has bagged the order of making three advanced stealth frigates from the Indian Navy.

"In between we have the capacity to build these frigates for them," Verma said.

GRSE has also built INS Kamorta, first in its class of four anti-submarine warfare corvettes, which is the first warship ever built in the country with almost 90 per cent of indigenous content.

Ghosh said they are in touch with other nations like Vietnam and Bangladesh for building warships.

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Postby Aditya G » 17 Jun 2016 02:13

SLN Opv: she looks something b/w Saryu and Samarth class OPVs. Fast build time by GSL.

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Indian company Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) has launched a 105 m offshore patrol vessel (OPV) destined for the Sri Lankan Navy (SLN).

The vessel, which took to the water on 10 June at Vasco da Gama on the west coast of India, is the first of two OPVs ordered by the SLN, and was sanctioned by the Indian government in 2010. The contract for the programme was signed in April 2013, and the first platform was laid on 10 September 2014.

According to IHS Jane's Fighting Ships , the Sri Lankan vessels are similar to the Sankalp-class patrol ships operated by the Indian Coast Guard. The platform features a full-load displacement of 2,350 tonnes, an overall beam of 13.6 m, and a hull draught of 3.6 m.

Powered by two MTU 20V 8000 M71 diesel engines driving two controlled-pitch propellers, the ship can reach a top speed of 24 kt and a standard range of 4,500 n miles at 3 kt.

The OPV can accommodate a crew of 118, including 18 officers, and one helicopter on its flight deck. No details on the platform's weapons have been released by the SLN, but the service is expected to employ a 76 mm naval gun as the OPV's primary weapon.

The first OPV is currently scheduled for delivery to the SLN by August 2017.

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Re: Indian Military/Defence Exports

Postby Kakarat » 23 Sep 2016 00:35

JTull wrote:L&T bags order worth $99.7 million from Vietnam Border Guard
Larsen & Toubro (L$T) has signed the principle contract with Vietnam Border Guard valued at $99.7 million for design and construction of high speed patrol vessels in India as well as for transfer of design and technology along with supply of equipment and material kits for construction of follow-on vessels at a Vietnam shipyard.

The high-speed patrol vessels are purpose-built for controlling and protecting sea security and sovereignty, detecting illegal activities such as smuggling, and undertaking search and rescue missions. Constructed of Aluminium alloy, the vessels are about 35 metres long and can clock a speed of 35 knots with state-of-the-art navigation and surveillance equipment and self-defence capabilities on board.

Larsen & Toubro is a technology, engineering, construction and manufacturing company. It is one of the largest and most respected companies in India's private sector.


L&T wins $99.7 million Vietnam defence project
Larsen & Toubro (LET), one of India’s leading engineering and construction company said it has signed a$99.7 million project with Vietnam Border Guard to design and construct high speed patrol vessels in India.

The contract also envisages transfer of design and technology along with supply of equipment and material kits for construction of follow-on vessels at a Vietnam shipyard.

L&T won the tender which was floated back in 2015 by Vietnam’s Ministry of Defence.

The high-speed patrol vessels are purpose-built for controlling and protecting sea security and sovereignty, detecting illegal activities such as smuggling and undertaking search and rescue missions, said the company.

Constructed of Aluminium alloy the vessels are about 35 metres long and can clock a speed of 35 knots with a state-of-the-art navigation and surveillance equipment and self-defence Capabilities on board, the company added.

Earlier in 2015, a tender was floated by Vietnam’s Ministry of Defence for the Patrol Boats and six shipyards (L&T, MDL, GRSE, erstwhile Pipavav, ABG and PEC) from India participated in the bid. The MoD-Vietnam shortlisted three shipyards and undertook an extensive assessment of their design and engineering capabilities, yard infrastructure, track record and financial health. L&T qualified on all the parameters and was selected from among the six for the prestigious export contract.

L&T is presently executing Indian MoD contracts for design and construction of 54 Interceptor Boats (IBs) for Indian Coast Guard, out of which 28 IBs have already been delivered with the last boat having been delivered two years ahead of schedule. L&T is also executing orders for design and construction of seven Offshore Patrol Vessels for the Indian Coast Guard against a contract of Rs.1432 Crores and a Floating Dock for the Indian Navy with a contract value of Rs.468 Crores.

Larsen & Toubro is an Indian multinational engaged in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services with USD 1.6 billion in revenue.

The move has come in the wake of heightened defence cooperation between Vietnam and India.

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Re: Indian Military/Defence Exports

Postby Kakarat » 27 Jun 2018 02:13

AIRCRAFT FROM INDIA WOULD HELP ENHANCE MARITIME SURVEILLANCE: SEYCHELLES PRESIDENT

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The HAL-built Do-228 aircraft that was gifted to Seychelles today by @SushmaSwaraj in Dehli. India has provided training to the pilots and technical staff from Seychelles as well.


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Re: Indian Military/Defence Exports

Postby maz » 29 Jun 2018 23:10

GRSE unveils design proposal for Brazilian corvette programme.
More here. http://www.janes.com/article/81422/grse-unveils-design-proposal-for-brazilian-corvette-programme

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Postby Kakarat » 25 Aug 2018 13:41

Procurement of Indian rocket system on Armenia’s radar

KM Rajan, the director of the laboratory, told TOI on Friday, “Armenia has shown an interest in the Pinaka rocket system and so we carried out extensive firing trials for their delegation last month at Pokhran in Rajasthan. The results were excellent. Since it is a government-to-government decision, we are yet to receive word about an official agreement of the procurement. Armenia is interested is interested in both the versions of the rocket.”

Several foreign delegations, including Armenia, had visited the defence expo at Chennai this year. “Southeast Asian countries have also expressed an interest in the Pinaka system, but they are yet to officially approach the Indian government,” said a senior scientist of the ARDE.

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Re: Indian Military/Defence Exports

Postby Kakarat » 30 Aug 2018 15:34

Armenia Confirms Interest In Buying Indian Weapons

Defense Ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan has confirmed Armenia’s interest in acquiring Indian weapons.

Indian media reported earlier that Armenia has expressed interest in obtaining the Pinaka rocket system developed by India’s Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE), which is a laboratory under the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

“A delegation of the Armenian Armed Forces has met industry representatives in India to learn more about many types of weapons,” Hovhannisyan said in a tweet on Saturday, August 24.


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