The Indian Defense Ministry on Monday has released a Request for Information (RFI) for the construction and delivery of five self propelled Diving Support Craft for the Indian Navy.
The Diving Support Craft should be capable of fully supporting operational/training dives in harbors and coastal waters. According to the RFI, the vessel will should have an expected life of 20 years, with an annual usage of approx 800 hrs. The vessel's main and auxiliary machinery should permit continuous mission time of 48 hours. The vessel should be MARPOL compliant and be able to operate under Indian tropical ambient conditions. The vessel should not be more than 30 meters in length.
The design and construction are to be of catamaran type of a proven design either existing in service or supported by model testing to prove the efficacy of design.
Larsen & Toubro (L&T) announced today that it has been awarded a 468 crore (US $73 Million) contract by the Indian Defense Ministry to design and construct a floating dock for the Indian Navy (FDN). The floating dock is expected to significantly enhance the support infrastructure of the navy for docking of warships and submarines for repairs and refits
The Indian Navy has prepared a maritime infrastructure perspective plan to improve maintenance and operability of naval assets, the Chief of Staff of the Navy, Admiral R K Dhowan said today. Addressing a press conference in Delhi, the chief said that the plan would be in sync with the overall preparedness of the navy
Indian Navys fourth Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette, Kavaratti, being built by Garden Reach Ship Builders and Engineers (GRSE) has been launched by wife of Minister of State for Defense, Inderjit Rao in Kolkata today. Of the other three ships of the same class, INS Kamrota was delivered to the navy in 2014
Indian Defense PSU Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) has won $3.1 billion (INR 20,000 crore) order to build three advanced stealth frigates for the countrys navy
Indian Navy's new enhanced nuclear, biological and chemical capability destroyer, Visakhapatnam has been launched in Mumbai on Monday. The ship (Project 15 B) is 65 per cent indigenous and has a number of weapon systems which have been made at home
The Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) appointed committee has shortlisted five shipyards out of seven to compete for the INR 64,000-crore (US $10 billion) project to build six advanced submarines for the navy. Mazagon Dock, Cochin Shipyard, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Hindustan Shipyard and Goa Shipyard - and two in the private sector - Larsen and Toubro and Pipavav have been selected for the submarine project P-75i
India has commissioned a MiG 29K Aircraft Training Simulator Facility at its Naval Institute of Aeronautical Technology (NIAT) in Kochi. “The simulator training facility is set up by Indian Navy and is part of the MiG-29K Aircraft contract for imparting real time training to air crew and technical personnel on all systems of the aircraft and associated maintenance requirements,” Indian Navy press release stated
48 warships that include aircraft carriers, frigates, destroyers, submarines, corvettes and fast attack crafts are under construction in Indian Shipyards. Vice Admiral P Murugesan, Vice Chief of the Indian Navy was speaking at the launch of three Water Jet Fast Attack Crafts (WJFAC) at the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd
Indian Navy today launched three Follow-On Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (FO-WJFAC) at Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata. The three vessels were named as 'INS Tarmugli', 'INS Tilanchang' & 'INS Tihayu' based on places in the Andaman and Nicobar islands in the Bay of Bengal
Indian Navy has received proposal from Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) to construct offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) armed with missiles. “We have submitted a proposal to the Indian Navy that all the future OPVs should be developed with the missile on board that will give more combat muscle to the vessel,” GSLs Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Rear Admiral (retd) Shekhar Mital told PTI today
The Indian Navy is moving its nine Kiran trainer craft to the Air Force, which is facing shortage of intermediate jet trainers. A senior Navy official said that the initial training takes place with the Air Force, furthermore the navy at this time has the Hawk advanced jet trainers
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