Indian Navy is likely to get two strategic operating vessels (SOVs) also known as midget submarines on Hindustan Shipyard Limited that can boost the underwater capability costing an estimated $482 million each, the Hindu reported today.
According to the report, the Request for proposal (ROP) will be notified in a couple of months.
“We are expecting to ground work on the project by completing all the procedures by the year-end and deliver it in three years,” HSL Chairman and Managing Director Rear Admiral N.K. Mishra was quoted as saying by the daily.
The Indian Navy has issued a Request for Information for six new Indian-built missile corvettes primarily as surface warfare vessels. Under the Next Generation Missile Vessel (NGMV) programme, the navy requires "Surface warfare capabilities, low RADAR, acoustic, magnetic and IR signature, high endurance and credible AMD/AA capability"
A radar network for coastal security has been operationalized on the mainland, Indian Navy stated while submitting its response to the Bombay High Court in response to a public interest litigation filed by an NGO Association for Aiding Justice. Setting up of radar sensors on the island territories is also now nearly completed, Indian Navy was quoted as saying by The Indian Express
Indias Yard 2094, a Landing Craft Utility (LCU) ship, for the Indian navy was launched by Vice Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba at a ceremony at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata on Friday. Yard 2094 is the third ship of the LCU Mk IV project, which is useful for transporting tanks, armoured vehicles and soldiers during amphibious operations
The Indian government approves a first set of mobile biometric security devices for navy and coast guard as a measure to strengthen coastal security. The Resident Identity Card (RIC) readers developed by domestic firms Ms ITI and Ms Electronics Corporation of India, is designed to check the identity cards of the residents in coastal areas
The Indian Navy has 41 ships and submarines under construction in Indian shipyards, the Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Robin K Dhowan said in Bangalore yesterday. “The Navys blueprint revolves around the ‘Make in India concept
The Thai government last week approved a 193-million baht (US$ 5.7m) project to design a mini-submarine for the countrys navy, local media reports
Rosoboronexport, part of Rostec State Corporation, announced in a press release last week that it will continue to promote small and midget submarines in the external market in 2018. “Rosoboronexport notes the growing interest in small and midget submarines in South-East Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East
The Indian Navys Dornier Surveillance aircraft has crashed into sea on Tuesday night during a routine training sortie about 20 nautical miles South West of Goa. The Naval Air Station at Goa lost radar contact with the aircraft at 10:08 PM
An Indian Navy plan to purchase the Japanese ShinMaywa US2i amphibious aircraft may not happen during the proposed visit of Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to Japan in two weeks time. "No decision has been taken by the Government for the procurement of US 2i amphibian aircraft from Japan," Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told the lower house of the Indian parliament yesterday
Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and Pipavav Defense & Offshore Engineering have won $9.5 billion contract to build six diesel submarines with Air Independent Propulsion System (AIP) technology for Indian Navy, Local media reported Monday
Indias Directorate of Naval Air Staff has issued Request for Information (RFI) last month seeking 50 ‘Naval Ship-Borne Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (NSUAS) that can augment various patrolling and search-related tactics on its vessels. Indian Navy currently operates two squadrons of Israeli-origin Heron and Searcher Mk-II UAVs at the Indian Naval Air Station (INAS) 342 at Kochi and INAS 343 at Porbandar in Gujarat and Kerala
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