Indian Navy Begins Search For New Large Landing Ships

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  1. JayATL

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    http://livefist.blogspot.com/2011/02/indian-navy-begins-search-fore-new.html

    Cleared to acquire more large amphibious ships, the Indian Navy has invited information from Indian shipbuilders for new landing platform docks (LPDs). The navy has stipulated that it wants ships constructed under the Indian government's "buy and make" procedure, which entails the local license build of proven foreign equipment. The navy currently operates a single LPD, the INS Jalashwa, formerly the USS Trenton (LPD-14), but wants LPDs slightly larger, while keeping capabilities, capacity and kit largely the same

    More here http://www.tenders.gov.in/viewtenddoc.asp?tid=del371125&wno=1&td=TD
     
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    (rfi) for construction of lpd class of ships for indian navy

    REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) FOR CONSTRUCTION OF
    LPD CLASS OF SHIPS FOR INDIAN NAVY

    1. The Ministry of Defence, Government of India, intends to acquire Landing Platform Dock (LPD) class of ships for the Indian Navy under Buy and Make (Indian) category as amplified in Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2011.



    2. This Request for Information (RFI) consists of two parts as indicated below:-

    (a) Part I. The first part of the RFI incorporates operational characteristics and features that should be met by the LPDs. Few important technical parameters of the proposed ships are also mentioned.

    (b) Part II. The second part of the RFI states the methodology of seeking response of Shipyards. Submission of incomplete response format may render the Shipyard liable for rejection.



    PART-I

    3. The Intended Use of LPDs (Operational Requirements). These are specified in the brief Requirements placed at Appendix A of this document.

    4. Buy and Make (Indian)’ Procedure. In accordance with the provisions of ‘Buy and Make (Indian)’ procedure, a Capability Definition Document (CDD) would be forwarded to Indian Shipyards, short listed based on RFI responses. The Indian Shipyards, in turn would forward a Detailed Project Proposal outlining the road map for development of design and construction of the ships. The Detailed Project Proposal, thereafter, would be examined by a Project Appraisal Committee (PAC) constituted by the Acquisition Wing of MoD to verify credentials of foreign partner together with confirming acceptability of joint venture of the shipyard with the foreign collaborator.

    5. Important Technical Parameters. These are specified in the brief requirements placed at Appendix A of this document. Detailed specifications will be given in the Request for Proposal (RFP) which will be issued to Indian shipyards after verifying their credentials and capabilities to build the ships indigenously with own infrastructural resources based on the assessment of Detailed Project Proposal by the PAC and as highlighted vide para 4 above.


    6. Shipyard should confirm that following conditions are acceptable:-

    (a) The solicitation of offers will be as per ‘Single Stage-Two Bid System’. It would imply that a ‘Request for Proposal’ would be issued soliciting the
    technical and commercial offers together, but in two separate sealed envelopes. The validity of commercial offers would be at least 18 months from the date of submitting of offers.

    (b) The technical offers would be evaluated by a Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC) to check its compliance with RFP.

    (c) Amongst the Shipyards cleared by TEC, a Contract Negotiations Committee (CNC) would decide the lowest cost bidder (L1) and conclude the appropriate contract.

    (d) The Shipyard would be bound to provide product support for the time period specified in the RFP, which includes spares and maintenance tools/jigs/fixtures/documentation for training for field and component level repairs.

    (e) The vendor would be required to accept the general conditions of contract given in the Standard Contract Document at Chapter V of DPP 2011 placed on www.mod.nic.in.

    (f) Offset Clause. Implementation of Offset provisions will be required as applicable in accordance with Appendix D of Chapter I of DPP-11.

    (g) Integrity Pact (if applicable). An integrity pact along with appropriate EMD will be required if applicable in the instant case (refer Annexure I to Appendix H of schedule I of Chapter I of DPP-11).

    (h) Performance-cum-Warranty Bond. A Performance-cum-Warranty Bond equal to 5% value of the contract is required to be submitted after signing of the contract.

    (j) ToT (If applicable). In accordance with the provision of Buy & Make (Indian) procedure.



    PART-II
    7. Procedure for Response.

    (a) Shipyard must fill the form of response, as applicable, as given in Appendix B (Appendix E of Chapter I of DPP-11) and Appendix C of this document. Apart from filling details about Shipyard, following details about the exact vessel meeting the mentioned Operational/ Technical specifications (Appendix A) are to be submitted:-

    (i) Feasibility to build the LPDs with the enclosed specifications (Appendix A). Any modification to the specifications can be suggested by the Shipyard with suitable justification.
    (ii) Budgetary quotes with break up of cost.
    (iii) Build Period
    (iv) Experience in Building similar vessels along with client details.
    (v) MOU, if any, with respect to design aspects
    (b) The filled form should be dispatched at under mentioned address: -

    The Principal Director of Ship Production
    Directorate of Ship Production
    IHQ-MoD(N), D-II Wing, Sena Bhavan, New Delhi 110011.
    Tele: 0091-11-23010758
    Fax : 0091-11-23010803 / 23010142
    E-Mail: [email protected], [email protected]

    (c) Last date of acceptance of filled forms along with details sought is 07 Mar 2011. The Shipyards short listed for issue of RFP would be intimated.

    8. The Government of India invites responses to this request only from Indian Shipyards, having their own infrastructure and capability of building LPD class of ships. The end user of the LPDs is the Indian Navy.

    9. This information is being issued with no financial commitment and the Ministry of Defence reserves the right to change or vary any part thereof at any stage. The Government of India also reserves the right to withdraw it, should it be so necessary at any stage. The acquisition process would be carried out under the provisions of DPP 2011




    OPERATIONAL / TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR LPD


    1. The Indian Navy seeks information from prospective Indian ship builders for design and construction of Landing Platform Dock (LPD) class of ships. The ships would be constructed in India under Buy and Make (Indian) categorization as amplified in Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2011.


    2. The design of basic hull form, propulsion machinery and major equipment except the weapon and sensors fit, should be derived from a proven world class design of an LPD of similar dimensions. The details of proposed classification society and class notation are also to be provided. In case the design is being bought, the shipyard should have an MOU with the designer for construction of LPD at the time of submission of tenders. The design would be vetted by IHQ, MoD (N), at the time of technical evaluation of tenders.
    3. The broad specifications of the ship are as follows:-


    (a) The length of the ship would be approx 200 m ;). Breadth is to be commensurate with the length and tonnage of the ship.

    (b) The draught of the ship is not to exceed 8 m.

    (c) The ship is expected to have an endurance of 45 days.

    (d) The ship is to have Diesel-Electric propulsion in either of the following configuration:-
    (i) Twin shaft configuration, with twin rudders and Fixed Pitch Propellers or,
    (ii) Shock graded podded propulsion.


    (e) The ship is to have a suitable well deck for amphibious operations. The ship would carry amphibious crafts like LCMs or LCACs and LCVPs on davits and should have capability to launch these crafts when underway.

    (f) The ship is expected to have a carriage of combat vehicles on one or more vehicle deck. This area should be adequate to embark Main Battle Tank (MBT), AAVs/BMP Class armoured vehicles and heavy trucks.

    (g) The ship would be equipped with a Point Defence Missile System, Close In Weapon System, Anti Torpedo Decoy system, Chaff System and HMGs/ LMGs. In addition, ship would have one E/ F band combined air and surface surveillance radar and one C/D band air surveillance radar. All of these would be buyer nominated equipment.

    (h) The ship is expected to carry army troops in addition to ship crew.

    (j) The ship should have capability of simultaneous operation by day/ night of Special Operation Helicopters and Large Helicopters (upto 35 tons).

    4. Construction. The construction must be undertaken employing modern Build Strategy allowing for integrated construction to derive benefits of high degree of pre-outfitting at block level to facilitate very short build period.

    5. Contract. All terms and conditions of the contract will be in accordance with the latest Defence Procurement Procedure DPP- 2011 that is available on the MoD www.mod.nic.in.


    6. The following information is required from shipyards:-

    (a) Proposed time frame for construction of ships, in terms of number of years for the delivery of vessels

    (b) Capabilities of the shipyard to undertake this project, both in terms of capacity building and past experience in constructing vessels of similar size and tonnage.

    (c) Capacity for ship design and equipment integration.

    (d) Possible tie-ups with foreign shipyards, if any.


    http://www.tenders.gov.in/viewtenddoc.asp?tid=del371125&wno=1&td=TD
     
  4. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    As per Specifications: Only One Ship is around little more than 200m..

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    San Antonio class amphibious transport dock

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    Others are less than Jalashwa or few meter longer than jalashwa..
     
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    i heard they will probably go for mistral class lpd
     
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    Hope the search ends in 20 yrs lolllllllllllllllllllllll
     
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    these government drags important deals like mmrca deal then just imagine about these lpd's
     
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    Can't say that man. Navy is not laggard like IAF and Army. They are really aggressive. Remember that we were about to get MiG-29K in 2013 "AFTER" the Vikramaditya was supposed to join. Admiral Mehta was so pissed and issued such severe statements that UAC delivered the MiGs 3 years in advance. Navy has a far superior management and assertive system of making Anthony say yes through his nose.:dancemasti:
     
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    But money is released by finance ministry. Don't u think that babus in finance ministry delay the procedure not army,navy or airforce??????????????
     
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    Kunal, the Mistral is more of an LHD (Landing Helicopter Dock). This is different from the Indian Navy's requirement of an LPD (Landing Platform Dock). The main difference between the two are that LPD has less of aircraft carrying capability and more of troop/heavy vehicles/MBTs/Armoured carrier carrying capability, whereas an LHD in addition to these has a substantial aircraft carrying capability, which maybe be fixed wing or rotary.

    Check out the Mistral class, which is similar to the USN Wasp class, the Spanish Juan Carlos 1, and the under development Royal Australian Navy's Canberra class.

    Canberra class:

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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    Babus are also only a part of the system. I like ACM Naik's style of going public calling press conferences whenever the babus do their dirty little tricks. IN is no different. If MOF and MOD are to release funding, then it is Admiral Verma's headache on how he can press Anthony and Mukerjee to speed up the process.

    Navy has a fine track and is right now the most admired branch for its timely inductions, little margin of errors and its readiness compared to IAF and Army. It has its set of goof ups but that is far below the level that IAF and very far below what Army has conducted.
     
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    Hopefully we are in the process of creating a Marine Corps, It is about time we are totally prepared to do a Beach Landing in China! Where is the Devil Emoticon?
     
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    Yeah a smiley would show you are joking. I hope you are Adux?
     
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    That being said, our ultimate aim should be nothing short of that. Victory favors the prepared. This is the Cold War, The players have changed, it is not USSR-USA, it is India - China.
     
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    Raising a Marine Corps similar to that of the Americans will be raising a fourth branch of the armed forces, and we don't have the resources for that. The USMC operate all sorts of land, air and sea based platforms and equipments for their operations, matching that scale and variety hardware for a new force is simply a huge burden on the resources. Hence no other country in the world operates any force similar to the USMC. And we may never have one either.
     
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    The best thing is to transfer Army`s Amphibious brigade to Navy..

    These Marines / Naval Infentry will be under navy, their Job will be defending India`s far outposts and Installations over Andaman & Nicobar..

    Giving these Army Brigade to Navy will help Navy to work without any pressure or hitch..
     
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    Yeah, that will be the better and more effective option, mate. Saves us the hassles of raising, a new full scale force.
     

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