GE’s Marine Solutions will be supplying LM2500 marine gas turbines to Indian Navy to power P17A stealth frigates for which construction would be starting next year.
The gas turbines will be provided by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Industrial and Marine Gas Turbine division, Bangalore, India under the authorized license, the company announced Wednesday.
The Indian Navy will build seven next-generation P17A frigates at Mazagon Dock and GRSE. The new ships are a follow-on to the Shivalik-class P17 program.
“GE’s in-country partner HAL already has delivered 11 LM2500 gas turbines to the Indian Navy, including those that power three P17 frigates Shivalik, Satpura and Sahyadri launched in April 2003, June 2004, and May 2005, respectively,” GE’s marine operations vice president Brien Bolsinger said.
HAL will assemble and test the LM2500 gas turbines prior to installation. Licensed by GE, HAL will also provide service and support including inspection, spare parts, maintenance and equipment overhauls for GE industrial and marine gas turbines.
Separately, four GE LM2500 gas turbines will power the Indian Navy’s P-71 Indigenous Aircraft (INS Vikrant) Carrier that is expected to be delivered by the end of 2018.
The Indian Navy has junked aircraft carrier version of the home-grown Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas and will look for a foreign made plane as the LCA did not meet the requirements. Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba announced that the Naval LCA did not meet his forces requirements and would look for a Foreign-made plane
The Indian Navy is planning to induct 60 ships of various sizes in coming years to boost Coastal Security of the country. Similarly Indian Coast Guard has plans to induct 80 more vessels of various sizes in future,
Indian Navy has launched the seventh ship of LCU MK IV project Thursday at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd, Kolkata. LCU-L57 is the seventh vessel in the series of eight Landing Craft Utility Ships being designed and built by GRSE for the Indian Navy
Indian Navys Fast Interception Crafts (FICs) that has speed up to 45 knots has been deployed to supplement the existing surveillance assets at Lakshadweep and Minicoy (L&M) group of islands. Deployed at Androth island, FICs will undertake patrolling around the Northern group of L&M islands, monitor shipping traffic and provide quick response to any developing security situation,
Indian defense ministry has plans to commission vessels hereafter, including first Scorpene-class submarine INS Kalvari into service provided only when it is ready for operational deployment. However, the ministry is seeking to change the old practice of inducting incomplete warships,
Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) launched Indian Navys eighth landing craft utility (LCU), an amphibious ship, on Friday. It is the last vessel in a series of eight ships of LCU MK-IV project designed and built by GRSE for the Navy, marking a significant milestone in the annals of the Indigenous Warship design and construction programme of India, Indian Defense ministry announced Friday
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