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.
The project is one of the costliest projects under the Make in India program and is expected to scale up the Indian Navy’s undersea warfare capabilities.
The selected shipyards will have to submit bids to build submarines in partnership with a foreign Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) of their choice.
DCNS Scorpene, Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems HDW Type 214 (Germany), Rubin Design Bureau Amur 1650 (Russia), Navantia S-80, Saab Kockum A-26 are contentious OEMs that have shown interest in the project so far.
Already, six Scorpene submarines are being built at the Mazagon Dock Ltd with technology from DCNS under a INR 23,562 crore (US $3.7 billion) project called P-75. But the first of these will be ready only by late 2016, almost five years behind schedule.
The Indian Navy plans to buy additional four Boeing P-8I Maritime Surveillance andanti-submarine warfare Aircraft. “The Cost Negotiating Committee (CNC) has recently completed the negotiations
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 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
Indian Navy is likely to award contracts to small and private shipyards to build vessels for defense forces. The Navy is working with the shipping ministry on a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Navy and Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL)
India will issue request for proposals (RFP) for Mirage application simulators and 100 micro-light aircraft for the National Cadet Corps (NCC). The Defense Acquisition Council meeting headed by defense minister Manohar Parrikar today made a decision to issue the RFPs
Indian Defense Acquisition Council has approved upgrading of Delhi and Talwar Class warships including weapons and sensors for INR 2990 crores (US $472 million). The Indian Navy is eyeing to increase its capability
India is considering making use of local chips mandatory for defense, space and atomic energy sectors. According to a report by Economic Times, “the Make in India campaign is set to make the sectors source chips from local vendors to boost domestic semiconductor manufacturing business and also meet the national security standards
The Indian Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) is likely to take up clearance of Boeing Apache, Chinook helicopters and P-8I long-range maritime patrol aircraft tomorrow. Boeing earlier this week had agreed to extend the price deadline for Apache and Chinook procurement by three months after the earlier deadline ended June 30
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