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. (GRSE), Kolkata , on Tuesday.
Murugesan said that these 48 ships being manufactured for the Navy.
“It is a proud reflection of our indigenous capabilities that we are building all kinds of warships. GRSE has so far built 94 ships for the navy,” Murugesan added.
These follow on Water Jet Fast Attack Craft are powered by the latest 4000-series of MTU engines, along with advanced machinery control system and water jets and can attain a maximum speed of 35 Knots. The craft would also have the latest communication equipment and radars which would enable effective surveillance.
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 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
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 Navy along with Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Steel Authority of India (SAIL) have tied up to develop a special grade steel for indigenously designed nuclear powered stealth submarines. “This is an achievement as other exporting nations that produce the special steel were either unwilling or unable to continue selling it to India
Local manufacturing of fighter and reconnaissance aircraft is not on the indigenization agenda of the Indian Navy for the next 15 years. India has a huge requirement of carrier borne fighter aircraft as it is building its indigenous aircraft carrier and has another bigger carrier on the drawing board besides a steadily growing requirement for maritime surveillance planes
Indian Navys new time bound indigenization plan for 2015-2030 has a list of products ranging from surface-to-air missiles for warships to air independent propulsion system for submarines. The list proposed in the ‘Indian Naval Indigenization Plan 2015-2030′ is divided into three segments that make up a warship- float, move and fight
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
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