Warship Missiles, Submarine Propulsion Systems In Indian Naval Indigenization Plan

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  • 01:03 PM, July 21, 2015
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Warship Missiles, Submarine Propulsion Systems In Indian Naval Indigenization Plan
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Indian Navy’s 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.

According to a study conducted by Navy, India has achieved indigenization of 90 per cent in float segment, 60 per cent in the move segment and about 30-40 per cent in the fight segment.

Navy officials said that the industry, including the private sector, can play a vital role in meeting sophisticated needs of the armed forces through cost-effective utilization of its know-how and existing infrastructure.

“The 15-year ‘Indigenization Plan’ was first prepared and promulgated in 2003, in keeping with the induction plan of new platforms. This plan is reviewed after every five years, with the last revision undertaken in 2008,” the officials were quoted as saying by PTI.

The new plan attempts to formulate a structured process to develop systems by specifying technologies and broad requirements catering for new induction platforms in the Navy such as Vikramaditya, Teg Class frigates, Fleet Tankers, Naval OPVs and Scorpene Submarines.

In addition, the plan also caters to requirements for aviation and diving equipment for the first time.

In the float category, the Navy needs arrestor wires that are used by aircraft while landing on aircraft carrier. This wire is currently imported from Russia. Other items include aircraft lifts, long life paints for underwater hull, flight deck and radar absorption.

In the move category, the Navy needs gas turbines (11-15 MW and 20-25 MW), main propulsion diesel engines, marine gearboxes, CFC free firefighting systems for magazines and machinery spaces, canned motor pumps among others.

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