Indian DSRV Buy Near? Navy Wants 2 New DSRV-Handling Diving Support Ships

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  1. nandu

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    Indian DSRV Buy Near? Navy Wants 2 New DSRV-Handling Diving Support Ships

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    In new indications that the Indian Navy will possibly expedite its long delayed procurement of one or more deep submergence rescue vehicles (DSRVs), it has now invited information from shipbuilders, both local and global, to support the procurement of two new 3000-ton diving support vessels. The Navy wants both ships built with 400-sqm deck space for a "DSRV and associated gear". The ships will also need a helo deck (without a hangar), suitable accommodation for DSRV kit operators, integral boats, diving bells (for rescues upto 300-m) for 2-3 men with a moon pool and, of course, recompression chambers.

    The Indian Navy's attempt to buy two DSRVs was cancelled in 2005 following charges of corruption, though the effort has finally picked up again. The Indian Navy has a submarine rescue agreement with the US Navy (air-deployed DSRV kit in 48 hours), on which it would be wholly dependent if an Indian submarine were ever in distress.

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  3. nrj

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    We need our own DSRV operated by IN. These are just DSRV carrying support vessels. The USN rescue DSRV deal is of very little use IMO. The US will deploy the DSRV after 72hrs of distress call. Why can't IN issue directive to MOD for indigenous DSRV efforts? All I can guess is IN is not leaving IOR in this decade.... duh!
     
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    I may be paranoid, but one has to wonder why whenever there is a much needed acquisition project is launched, charges of corruption stalls it. It is as if some interest group donot want Indian armed forces to modernise in time. I wonder whether or not these people who raises these charges aren't in payroll with foreign interests not exactly friendly to us.
     
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    I'd agree to this conspiracy partly. But it is not an excuse for slow pace. There will always be people/groups trying to trouble our arming process & if they succeed in that even to some extent then it is failure of our system.

    DSRV tech is complex & it needs years of study, experimentation. If IN really projects itself as a Blue WWater navy then having DSRV of our own is must. Lets hope we have some desi program working on DSRV tech.
     

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