India finalizing mega stealth frigates’ project

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  1. LETHALFORCE

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    India finalizing mega stealth frigates’ project for over Rs 50,000 crore - The Times of India

    NEW DELHI: India's mammoth over Rs 50,000 crore plan to construct seven advanced stealth frigates, with all weapon and missile systems under the hull for a lower radar ``signature'', is finally gathering some momentum now in tune with the overall strategy to build a futuristic blue-water Navy indigenously. This major plan, codenamed ``Project-17A'', will be a strong booster dose for defence shipyards since it will be shared between Mazagon Docks (MDL) at Mumbai and Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) at Kolkata.

    ``The CNC (contract negotiation committee) is currently underway for P-17A, which has already been approved by the defence ministry. The contract will be awarded after the final nod from the Cabinet Committee on Security. While MDL will build four, GRSE will construct the other three,'' said a source.

    This comes even as the third and the final stealth frigate INS Sahyadri built by MDL, under the long-delayed ``Project-17'' at a cost of Rs 8,101 crore, is now all set to be commissioned on July 21.

    Defence minister A K Antony will be travelling to Mumbai to commission the frigate, commanded by Captain S Vatsayan, like he did for the first two INS Shivalik and INS Satpura in 2010 and 2011. The seven new frigates will be ``longer, broader, faster and stealthier'' than the three 6,100-tonne Shivalik-class frigates that have a range of 5,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 18 knots.

    ``The new frigates will also have the 290-km BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles, apart from other advanced weapons and sensors, for a greater offensive punch in all the three dimensions (air, surface and underwater),'' said the source.

    Both MDL and GRSE are undergoing modernisation, with new modular yards and 250-300 tonne goliath cranes, to enable ``integrated modular construction'' of the P-17A frigates in ``compressed shipbuilding time-frames''. ``The shipyards will also tie-up with a foreign know-how provider,'' he said.

    The Navy is increasingly turning ``stealthy'' since surprise and deception are crucial in modern-day warfare. The three Talwar-class stealth frigates (Talwar, Trishul and Tabar) inducted from Russia in 2003-2004 as well as the Shivalik-class warships have already boosted the Navy's combat capabilities due to their ``vastly-reduced'' radar, infra-red, noise, frequency and magnetic ``signatures'' to beat enemy detection systems.

    The force, of course, has also recently inducted another stealth frigate, the 3,970-tonne INS Teg, with two more (Tarkash and Trikhand) to follow in 2012-2013, under the $1.15 billion contract inked with Russia in 2006.

    These three frigates and aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya (Admiral Gorshkov), to be inducted from Russia in early-2013 under a revised refit cost of $2.33 billion, in fact, are the only warships among the 50 already ordered by Navy that will come from abroad.

    All the rest are being manufactured in India, with naval designers here also achieving proficiency in designing stealth warships. With the ``Maritime Capability Perspective Plan for 2012-2027'' pegging the number of major warships required at about 150, contracts for another 45 warships are in the pipeline to add to the 50 already on order.
     
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    does these have any export potential.mean are there countries who has the need any money 2 buy them?

    how much does the Russian made ones cost
     
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    plans after plans, how many these plans are actually executed and delivered? India are really good at delivering plans
     
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    Our plans DO get executed when they are feasible to all stakeholders unlike you where even your own baby is planned and Forcibly executed by your one party system!
     
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    trackwhack Tihar Jail Banned

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    How about 4 Talwar Class with 2 more close to commissioning and 2 Shivalik class with the third being commissioned within the week. Remember, all these ships have PLAN's number - 290 km range Bramhos block 3. You PLAN bunny ship personnel will have 20 seconds to jump overboard between your radar detecting it and being sent to kingdom come.
     
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    Design of the P-17A class aka refined Shivalik Class

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    Credits Randy m. mp.net
     
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    This one is Project-15B class Destroyer ..
    The construction of Project-17A class Frigates is to be started by end of 2012 or early 2013, when MDL upgradation for Modular Ship Building will complete
     
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    Oops, sorry bro, wrong place for the above image...
     
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    firstly they said $5 millon for one ship..and they hike it to $20 million per ship...
    shit Russians
     
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    That is a British type 45 destroyer ..

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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Indeed, But first we need to fulfill our needs..

    Cheaper to Talwar class..
     
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    No it's not the Darling Class, you can see the difference quite clearly ... :ranger:
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    That is the right picture..
     
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    In naval side everything is on schedule or ahead of schedule.
     
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    India can build the hull of any ship. Fitting it out is just a matter of importing equipment and hiring foreign technicians.

    Frigates cost hundreds of millions. You are talking tugboat prices.
     
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    cant they put gun and rockets into lift or something so that RCS would have been reduce even move, when needed gun and rockets could have been raised.
     
  20. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Yes, Model is from defexpo 2010 its little different then..
     
  21. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Will have to wait to see the real model..
     

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