INS Sahyadri, Shivalik class Stealth Frigate inducted

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  1. rock127

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    India's 3rd indigenous stealth frigate INS Sahyadri commissioning on July 21

    India's 3rd indigenous stealth frigate INS Sahyadri commissioning on July 21

    NEW DELHI: The Indian Navy will add teeth to its surface combatants' fleet with the induction of the indigenous stealth frigate INS Sahyadri on July 21 in Mumbai.

    INS Sahyadri is the third and the last of the Project-17 warships that India is building at the Mazagon Docks Limited (MDL)."INS Sahyadri is scheduled for commissioning into the Indian Navy on July 21," a senior navy officer told reporters here on Monday.The first two ships in the class are INS Shivalik and INS Satpura, which are now on active naval duty, including anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden.

    INS Shivalik had only this month sailed up to China's western Pacific coast on a long-haul deployment and had docked in Shanghai.The Project 17 warships are christened after hill ranges in India and the 4,900-tonne vessels are one of the most advanced design with stealth features in the Indian Navy stable.

    The MDL had laid the keel of INS Sahyadri in March 2003 and launched it in the water in May 2005. The warship had gone out into the Arabian Sea for sea trials earlier this year.India plans to build seven more warships of this class in the future as a follow-on Project-17A.

    The Shivalik class frigates are 142-metre long, 17-metre wide warships that run on two Pielstick 16 PA6 STC diesel engines and two GE LM2500+ boost turbines in combined diesel or gas (CODOG) configuration.INS Shivalik was commissioned in April 2010 and INS Satpura in August 2011. With the commissioning of INS Sahyadri on July 21, the Project-17 of the Indian Navy stand completed. The three-ship project cost India nearly Rs.10 billion.

    The Shivalik class frigates are mounted with an MR-760 Fregat M2EM 3-D air search radar, HUMSA (hull-mounted sonar array), four MR-90 Orekh radar, an ELTA EL/M 2238 surveillance and theatre alert radar, two ELTA EL/M 2221 search-track-and-guidance radar, ATAS-Thales Sintra towed array systems, BEL Aparna fire control radar and BEL Ajanta electronic warfare suite to counter an enemy attack.

    These also carry a mix of Indian, Russian, and Western weapons such as the 3 inch Otobreda gun, DTA-53-956 torpedo launchers, RBU-6000 rocket launchers, Shtil surface-to-air missile system with 24 short to medium range missiles, Klub anti-ship cruise missiles, Indian BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles, and Israeli Barak-I missile defence system.The frigates are capable of carrying two helicopters of the Dhruv, Sea King or Kamov varieties.
     
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    With the induction of the stealth frigate INS Sahyadri in Mumbai on Saturday, the Indian Navy will add teeth to its surface combatants’ fleet, apart from the country showcasing its advances in indigenously designing warships.

    INS Sahyadri is the third and the last of the Project-17 warships being built at the Mazagon Docks Limited (MDL) with help from the Indian Navy’s internal design bureau.
    “Defence Minister A.K. Antony will be commission INS Sahyadri into the Indian Navy tomorrow (Saturday),” a senior navy officer said here.

    The first two ships in the class are INS Shivalik and INS Satpura, which are now on active duty, including anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden.

    INS Shivalik had last month sailed up to China’s western Pacific coast on a long-haul deployment and had docked in Shanghai.

    The Project 17 warships are christened after hill ranges in India. The 4,900-tonne vessels have one of the most advanced design with stealth features in the Indian Navy stable.

    The MDL had laid the keel of INS Sahyadri in March 2003 and launched it in the water in May 2005. The warship had gone out into the Arabian Sea for sea trials earlier this year.

    India plans to build seven more warships of this class in the future as a follow-on Project-17A.
    The Shivalik class frigates are 142-metre long and 17-metres wide. They run on two Pielstick 16 PA6 STC diesel engines and two GE LM2500+ boost turbines in combined diesel or gas (CODOG) configuration.

    INS Shivalik was commissioned in April 2010 and INS Satpura in August 2011. With the commissioning of INS Sahyadri, Project-17, which cost nearly Rs.10 billion, stands completed.

    The Shivalik class frigates are mounted with an MR-760 Fregat M2EM 3-D air search radar, HUMSA (hull-mounted sonar array), four MR-90 Orekh radar, an ELTA EL/M 2238 surveillance and theatre alert radar, two ELTA EL/M 2221 search-track-and-guidance radar, ATAS-Thales Sintra towed array systems, BEL Aparna fire control radar and BEL Ajanta electronic warfare suite to counter an enemy attack.

    These also carry a mix of Indian, Russian, and Western weapons such as the 3-inch Otobreda gun, DTA-53-956 torpedo launchers, RBU-6000 rocket launchers, Shtil surface-to-air missile system with 24 short to medium range missiles, Klub anti-ship cruise missiles, Indian BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles and the Israeli Barak-I missile defence system.

    The frigates are capable of carrying two helicopters of the Dhruv, Sea King or Kamov varieties.

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    Beautiful ships anyways..

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    MARCOS or VBSS????
     
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    Marcos with TAR-21
     
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    Has GoI signed the order for Lamproie towed sonar? It is installed on Brahmaputra but I see nothing for Shivalik.

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    Armand what's the difference between Lamproie TAS and Thales Sintra ATAS (i see it being installed on Shivalik)
     
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    Does it take 7 years for a ship to be fitted? Could somebody give comparative figures for the US,Russian and French Navies.
     
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    Sorry for OT

    Great camouflage pattern uniform, kind of US marine type. Almost invisible to long distant sniper etc.

    But why BP vest is black.

    How many units we have with these kind of uniforms and shoes/gear etc.
     
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    The BP may be black because Marcos were in Black uniform before, This BP may not be a new addition but older once..

    Marcos are small branch compare to others, that is why they are easy to be fitted with latest gadgets..
     
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    same camo is also used by CRPF. In recent times, all SFs got new gear and equipment
     
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    both digital but different camos..

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    Just the name, it is the same product. I don't see it ordered by IN yet.

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    how does this camo fit for navy!!!!
    the black looked more lethal.....
     
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    Looks matter less, what matter is capabilities, it is matter of time before they will cover the BPJ with camo cloth.
     
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    Kunal sir it has UBGL , something is attached to it.
     
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    It is UBGL..

    But cannot make out what is that rail above its barrel..
     
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    INS Sahyadri adds teeth to 'blue water' navy


    In the salty sea breeze of an overcast Mumbai monsoon day, the country’s latest warship, the INS Sahyadri, joined the Indian Navy on Saturday. The tricolour and the naval ensign were hoisted, the national anthem played, and AK Antony, the defence minister, formally commissioned the bristling 5,600-tonne warship, urging the crew to “promote peace and stability in the Indian Ocean Region.”

    Whatever Antony says, the INS Sahyadri, however, like frontline battleships through the ages, is less about “peace and stability” than about projecting Indian combat power. A muscular addition to India’s ongoing naval build up, the Sahyadri is the Indian Navy’s 134th ship. Another 46 vessels are under construction, 43 of these in India including three 6,800 tonne destroyers under Project 15A; four similar warships under Project 15B; four 2,500 tonne corvettes under Project 28; and six Scorpene submarines under Project 75. Meanwhile three warships are being built in Russia: the aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya (formerly the Admiral Gorshkov); and two more stealth frigates slightly smaller than the Sahyadri.


    Multirole frigates like the Sahyadri are essential for protecting the three aircraft carrier battle groups that India plans to deploy by the end of this decade. The aircraft carrier is a mobile air base that is floated to coastal flashpoints, from where fighter aircraft can be launched against even inland targets. But an aircraft carrier must be protected from enemy aircraft, submarines, and missiles and that is a key wartime task for frigates like the Sahyadri.


    Naval sources say that each aircraft carrier is protected by at least 7 warships. Given that the country plans to deploy three aircraft carriers by the end of this decade — the INS Vikramaditya and two indigenous carriers built by Cochin Shipyard — frigates like the Sahyadri are badly needed.

    The Sahyadri is the third and final frigate of Project 17, Mazagon Dock Limited’s (MDL’s) now completed line of three stealth frigates. Preceding the Sahyadri were INS Shivalik in 2010, and INS Satpura in 2011.

    Project 17 will be followed by Project 17A, in which MDL and Kolkata-based Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers will construct 7 stealth frigates even more advanced than their predecessors.

    The Sahyadri, a 142 metre-long arsenal of radar-controlled missiles and guns, moves swiftly for such a massive vessel. Two French Pielstick diesel engines power the warship during normal running. When a burst of speed is required, for example during battle, two General Electric (GE) gas turbines kick in, propelling the frigate at over 30 knots (over 55 kmph).

    Controversy has surrounded the GE gas turbines —the formidable LM 2500 —that the navy is installing in several warships, including the indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC) being built at Cochin Shipyard. In 2009, the INS Shivalik was delayed for months while Washington bickered over allowing a warship to use the LM 2500 turbine. Now the MoD’s proposal to build the LM 2500 in India is embroiled in protracted negotiations with Washington.

    Fortunately, the Sahyadri’s sensors and electronics are indigenous, an important aspect in an era where naval battle is a long-range, high-stakes video game.


    Warships no longer need to “close alongside” the enemy, raking him with cannon fire. Instead, an enemy is a blip on a radar, which is destroyed with the click of a cursor.

    The Sahyadri’s fully integrated electronics, built by Bharat Electronics Ltd, make it easy to do that. Digital information from the systems and sensors —e.g. engines, navigation devices, radars, weaponry, radio sets and control systems —goes to multi-function displays over a backbone network called AISDN (ATM-based Integrated Services Digital Network).

    Another network, the Computer-aided Action Information Organisation (CAIO), provides the Combat Centre with a complete electronic picture of the battlefield, including target information from the Sahyadri’s sensors and radars. This goes to the ship’s Executive Officer (XO), the weapons chief, who electronically assigns a weapon to destroy each target.

    The Sahyadri draws her name from the 1600-km long range of mountains along the Western Ghats, which dominate the Arabian Sea through 250 forts built over the centuries by dynasties that ruled on the Deccan Plateau.

    The INS Sahyadri will exert its influence on a larger playfield extending from the Strait of Hormuz, India’s energy lifeline, through the Malacca Strait, to the South China Sea and the Western Pacific.
     
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