India keen on new ‘Shtil-1’ SAMs for Navy

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  1. Lions Of Punjab

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    http://idrw.org/india-keen-on-new-shtil-1-sams-for-navy/

    SOURCE: RIA Novosti.

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    India has shown interest in buying the new Shtil-1 naval surface to air missile (SAM) systems, being installed on frigates 11356 project, Maxim Kuzyuk, Tekhnodinamika General Director, told RIA Novosti.

    “Now everyone is waiting for the state testing of the first ship of the ‘Admiral series’ (project 11356) to be complete. That is when the new SAM will be accepted into service with the Russian Navy, after which it will be possible to deliver it overseas. Today India has shown interest in acquiring the new Shtil. We are discussing deliveries as part of the upgrade of old vessels and the construction of new ones,” Kuzyuk said.

    India has already received six ships of a similar class to 11356, but they were equipped with an old model of the Shtil, which can launch once every 12 seconds, while the new Shtil-1 can launch once every 1.5-2 seconds.

    The Shtil-1 may also interest China, whose forces are armed with the old version of the SAM.

    “China has six project 956 destroyers which are armed with the Shtil. Russia also has such vessels. Repairing the old SAMs is meaningless. Therefore, in the future, the current upgrade may interest not only the Russian Navy, but also our Chinese partners,” said Kuzyuk.

    Launch and ground equipment for the medium range Shtil-1 SAM is produced at the scientific-manufacturing enterprise “Start” (which is part of the Tekhnodinamika holding). The system is designed to engage all the modern means of air attack at medium range and at altitudes from five meters to 15 kilometers. A distinctive feature of the system is the use of the updated surface-to-air missile with a vertical start, and the use of multi-function radar with phased array antennas.The Project 11356 frigates (being built at the Yantar ship docks in Kaliningrad on the Baltic Sea) are designed to carry out military operations in the ocean against enemy submarines, and to resist aerial attack, both independently and as part of a convoy of ships. At present there are six Project 11356 frigates being built for the Black Sea Fleet, which are to be launched by 2016.
     
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    This news looks similar to the one published for Armata tanks . Mentioning both India and China as interested participant .
     
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    In case IN atleast we can be much assured that if the purchase proposal comes, it would be genuine. Further, the huge increase in rate of fire, if ture, is indeed a great improvement and should be installed in place of older systems, as the updated systems will always cost far less than a ship.
     
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    If really it is true then why can't we get news reports from Indian sources.
     
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    It makes no sense whatsoever. New warships are/will be installed with Barak-8 systems and older ones will be retrofitted. Need for Shtil-1 is over.
     
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    Shivalik can be retrofitted with 16x2 VLS modules to replace Shitil? :eek1:
     
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    Sure, why not? Naval vessels are designed with future upgrades in mind. Rajput class were upgraded with Brahmos and Barak missiles. OHP class, commissioned in the 70s and 80s are being retrofitted with ESSM and SM-2. Much smaller Sa'ar class corvettes were retrofitted with Barak-8.

    It would damn shame if a naval vessel with long lives ~ 40-45 years cannot be upgraded with latest technology available. Pretty sure that 6000 tonnes Shivalik class has such provision.

    People went nuts after Kolkata class came up with "just" 32 SAM ready to fire not realizing that the number can be doubled if need be. Space for more VLS is reserved for a better weapon system i.e. possibly navalized version of VLR-SAM which was said to be in the works.
     
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