Moscow has offered to build six Project-75I diesel-electric submarines worth $6.6 billion (INR 450 billion) jointly with India and integrate the BrahMos missile systems into them in lieu of licensed production of the submersibles.
"We offered India to build a submarine on the basis of our Amur-1650 project ... We do not offer licensed production, we propose to jointly design the boat and jointly build the lead vessel,” Vladimir Drozhzhov, Deputy Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) was quoted as saying by Sputnik on Tuesday.
According to him, the Indian side will possess all the technological possibilities for the construction of the series after that.
"Naturally, such cooperation would involve the transfer of all technologies for its creation. Moreover, we offer the installation of the BrahMos missile system on this boat. This project can be successfully implemented in the interests of the two countries,” Drozhzhov stressed.
India announced a tender for the purchase of six Project-75I class diesel-electric submarines armed with land attack and anti-ship cruise missiles for $6.5 Billion. The procurement was approved by the Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) in January 2019, although it’s been in the works since 2007.
All six submarines under this project will be built in India by the selected Indian Strategic Partner in collaboration with OEM selected by the government. In addition, Indian Navy should have the option to manufacture six more submarines under the project.
While Russia has offered its Project 636 and 1650 Amur-class vessels, other potential foreign partners for the contract include Naval Group (France), Kockums (Sweden), Rubin Design Bureau (Russia), Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (Germany), Saab (Sweden) and Daewoo (Korea).
Indian pilots can undergo training to fly Airbus A320Neo aircraft in the country as Flight Simulation Technique Centres (FSTCs) full flight simulator has received European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval. Indian carriers with A320 neo fleet will no longer have to send their pilots abroad for getting the requisite training, the company said in a statement Monday
The Indian-made “Nag” anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) having a lock-on-before-launch capability range of 4 km, making it the longest in the world, has entered a series of last-leg trials ahead of its induction into the army. "The missiles were test-fired during both day and night, on Sunday during the trials,” an official from the state-run Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the manufacturer was quoted as saying by
Indian aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya will undergo scheduled maintenance and upgrade to some of its systems in 2020 which will be carried out by Russian shipbuilding firm, Sevmash. “Since ship delivery in 2013, its crew has been provided with qualified technical support in the maintenance and repair of shipboard equipment, regular supply of the necessary spare parts has been organized, and retrofitting of the corresponding onshore infrastructure has been underway,” Alexander Mikheev, head of Russian arms exporting agency, Rosoboronexport said
India on Monday test-fired the land-attack version of Brahmos supersonic cruise missile from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur in Odisha state. The missile was equipped with locally-made propulsion system, airframe, power supply and other major components
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