Indian Navy’s surface capability is hovering for a quantum jump with the induction of Kolkata (P15 A Destroyer) and Kamorta (P 28 ASW Frigate), said Admiral R K Dhowan on Thursday.
Speaking at the bi-annual Naval Commanders' Conference at New Delhi held from 24-26 Jun 2014, Admiral Dhowan discussed the self-reliance program of the Navy and indigenization of platforms, weapons, sensors and equipment, through public as well as private sectors.
The CNS discussed the progressive induction of P 8I LRMR (Long-Range Maritime Reconnaissance) aircraft, commissioning of ALH squadron and induction of AJT aircraft and on the ongoing LCA (Navy) project.
Capability gaps resulting from the ageing submarine fleet, shortage of integral helicopters in the fleets and the need for Mine Counter Measure Vessels (MCMVs) were also discussed.
The Indian Navy has inducted its largest warship, aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, along with a fleet of MiG 29K combat aircraft. "The navy has inducted aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya which is now operationally deployed with MiG 29K aircraft embarked and being flown by Indian naval pilots," Navy chief Admiral Robin Dhowan was quoted as saying by Press Trust Of India (PTI)
The Indian Navy's third Saryu-class naval offshore patrol vessel (NOPV), INS Sumedha, will be commissioned on 7 March 2014 at Goa shipyard (GSL)/ GSL chairman and managing director Rear Admiral Shekhar Mital said that the ship is the result of many years of in-house design development and ship build techniques. "The commissioning of this ship, marks a significant milestone in GSL's & nation's march towards indigenisation and self reliance," Mital was quoted as saying by naval-technology
A European-firm, Atlas Elektronik has won the competition to equip Indian Navys indigenous Delhi class and Russian-origin Talwar class warships with its sonar system. The Navy officials were quoted as saying by Press Trust of India (PTI) that the firm is the lowest bidder and the Defence Ministry is yet to declare its final decision on the deal
The Indian Navy today inducted the first indigenous Hawk Advanced Jet Trainers produced by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) at INS Dega, Vishakhapatnam. “We are proud of Indian manufactured products and it is evident from the fact that HAL made aircraft such as Vampire and Kirans are with us for decades”, Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral, D
The Indian Navy today took delivery of its first indigenously made Hawk Mk-132 aircraft from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). The Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer is a dual seat multi-purpose aircraft powered by a single Rolls Royce Adour Mk 871 engine
INS Sindhurakshaks commanding officer (CO) is likely face a court martial for alleged lapses that led to sinking of the Russian-made Kilo-class submarine on August 14, 2013, according to Hindustan Times newspaper. Three officers and 15 sailors lost their lives in the mishap involving the submarine following which the naval headquarters had ordered an inquiry
Indias indigenously developed offshore patrol vessel INS Sumitra was delivered to the Indian Navy by the state-owned Goa shipyard today, Press Trust of India reported. The warship is the fourth in the series of 105 meter vessels built by the shipyard and the third to be delivered in the last 10 months
Indian Navy will receive its first indigenous P15A, Kolkata class destroyer today. The destroyer completed delivery acceptance trails (DAT) and will be commissioned soon
After streamlining industrial licensing on defense equipment last week, India has issued a set of security guidelines for all licensed defense equipment manufacturing companies. According to the Indian Express newspaper, the guidelines are to elaborate physical defense systems
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