Kavach inducted in Indian Navy!

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  1. bhramos

    bhramos Elite Member Elite Member

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    New Delhi: The Kavach, a device for firing chaff rockets to decoy incoming anti-ship missiles, has been inducted into the Indian Navy, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Wednesday.

    The minister told the Rajya Sabha in a statement that the first two variants of the equipment were now with the navy. He said that Kavach was not designed to have any target hitting capability.

    http://www.bharatdefencekavach.com/News_568$1$53-Kavach-inducted-in-Indian-Navy.html

    what exactly is this?
    and what does this do?
    please friends need more info about it....
     
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    This is a similar system to the ones used in USN Aircraft Carriers. Pretty useful.
    Would be inducted on only ACs or destroyers too?
     
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    Basically it's a Rocket based countermeasure system that launches short range Unguided rockets that create secondary RADAR reflection points and cause confusion to the homing trackers of Anti-Ship missiles and impede their ability to lock onto their primary target, it operates on basically a similar principle to the SONAR countermeasures deployed by submarines.

    More on the KAVACH below
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    KAVACH MOD-II CHAFF ROCKET LAUNCHER


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    PURPOSE:
    The KAVACH MOD-II system is designed to counter the threat of various anti-ship missiles by using chaff decoys. The system provides soft kill defense in a three-layered defense scheme.

    MAIN FEATURES:
    1. Multi barrel chaff rocket launcher of Long Range and Short Range .
    2. Trainable limits - ± 180 degrees at the rate of 60 degrees per second (max).
    3. Elevatable limits � 0 to 60 degrees at the rate of 60 degrees per second (max).
    4. Configuration of launcher - 4 x 4 barrels.
    5. Firing selection of rockets � Auto and Manual.
    6. Modes of Operation � Confusion, Distraction and Seduction.
    7. Compensation for Pitch, Roll and Yaw.
    8. Accepting, analyzing and prioritizing up to 5 threats.
    9. On-line capturing inputs from ship systems.
    10. Suggests Course- to-Steer.

    TECHNICAL FEATURES OF LRMR LAUNCHER:
    1. Overall weight 1680 kgs
    2. Overall Height 2690 mm
    3. Overall Width 1300mm(dia)
    4. Overall Length 1300mm(dia)
    5. Mode of operation Power and Manual
    6. Bore of barrel 105.6 + 0.4 mm

    TECHNICAL FEATURES OF SR LAUNCHER::
    1. Overall weight 1350 Kgs
    2. Overall Height 2460 mm
    3. Overall Width 1300 mm (diameter)
    4. Overall Length 1300mm (diameter)
    5. Mode of operation Power and Manual
    6. Bore of barrel 98.0 + 0.4 mm

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    sandeepdg Senior Member Senior Member

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    ^^ This is more cost effective alternative of an missile based CIWS like RIM-116, Sea Sparrow and the Russian SA-9 and SA-11 missiles or the Israeli Barak, something that can be installed on most ships even small corvettes like those of the Abhay, Kora class etc.
     
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    This is just one of the systems that should be installed on a important multi-million naval asset. defensive suites for important naval assets should be ideally always redundant with both passive and active defenses. This is to ensure that when the threat eluded the first defense another defense will try to stop it and so on.

    The advances in anti-ship technology are inevitably making defenses for ships very expensive. But at the end of the day the choice is clear, the safety of the ship, crew, and national pride, or savings?
     
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    Kavach can not be alternative for a CIWS, which is a fully featured optionally missile based last layer of ship defense.

    But it can do wonders on smaller boats which can not house or do not require a CIWS.
     
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    KAVACH is not the entire system it is but an intermediatary part that lies between Missile defense via BARAK/Shtil type Quick reaction SAM systems and gun based CIWS like The KASTHAN. the induction of this system effectively provides capital ships with a three layered defense against Anti shipping missiles.
    I will however second nrj in that the low weight of the system along with the compact size (i am talking about a scaled down system with one or at the most two launchers can be utilized for smaller craft, for larger vessels a spaced out system with six to eight launchers may be necessary with the launchers spread along the port and stern of the ship shall be necessary in order to provide effective coverage from threats.
     
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    Mate, see, what I said is Missile based CIWS systems, not gun based like the Kashtan or the AK-630. It is an cost effective for most ships that don't have any sort of protection, especially the smaller ones. But as BR put it correctly, it is actually a second stage of ship's defense system. The first being the Gun based system, and the third being the missile based system like the RIM-116 or the Barak.

    Ideally, i believe that all ships should have some sort of protection against missile threats, either the AK-630 gun or the Kavach suite, since Barak is expensive and not feasible for small ships. But the thing is the AK-630 weighs 9000+ kgs which is very heavy, whereas the Kavach suites weigh 1350 and 1680 kgs respectively, so I think it can be integrated easily as compared to the AK-630, even on missile boats.

    Actually, its better that at least two stages are present in most ships, and all three on the larger ships like the Vikramaditya or the Delhi and Rajput class destroyers. But I don't think any navy as such uses all these 3 stages currently.
     

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