Mystery ship project gets Rs 725 crore from Centre

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  1. Lions Of Punjab

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    Mystery ship project gets Rs 725 crore from Centre

    The defence ministry has sanctioned Rs 725 crore for the construction of a secret naval ship that will eventually be a part of India’s ballistic missile defence system being put in place slowly, bit by bit.

    Under construction at the Hindustan Shipyard Ltd (HSL), Visakhapatnam, the Ocean Surveillance Ship (P-11184) is a classified project, monitored directly by the Prime Minister’s Office. The ship’s keel was laid on June 30, 2014 and the shipyard has been given a timeline of December, 2015 to finish the project.

    “Once ready, it will be a vessel for Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for tracking ballistic missiles, while Navy will operate it. The vessel will be used for long range surveillance of missiles,” a source familiar with the project told Deccan Herald. Last week, the Navy, HSL and DRDO reviewed the progress made in the project.

    Being a classified project, not many in the armed forces and DRDO are aware of the OSS in the first place. It is being run in the same manner as the Advance Technology Vessel project, which was the code name for the indigenous nuclear submarine Arihant.
    Among the advanced nations, the US, which has its own theatre missile defence shield and offers it to its allies like Japan and South Korea, has such ships.

    HSL received the first financial instalment in February 2013 and one more round is expected as the OSS’s total cost is reportedly about Rs 1,500 crore. HSL was taken over by the defence ministry in 2010 for better coordination as the shipyard undertook several secret projects including construction of Arihant and two more nuclear-powered SSBN.
    The ship will be having a a long open deck with space for several tracking antennae located at the aft of the forward superstructure.

    Designed by Vik Sandvik Design India, it has a length of 175 mt, a beam of 22 mt, a depth of 6 mt and 10,000 tons of steel are required for its construction. It has a helicopter deck and hangar with a planned complement of 300 men. Powered by two 9,000 kw engines, the vessel’s maximum velocity would be 21 knots.

    India’s missile defence shield comprises two different systems – AAD (Advanced Air Defence) and PAD (Prithvi Air Defence) – for destroying enemy missiles within and outside the atmosphere.

    While the AAD (endo-atmospheric system) can kill an incoming missile within a range of 15-30 km, PAD could neutralise the target missile at a distance of 50-80 km.
     
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    This proves how much Indian government is serious with Ballistic missile defense program.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    This is how Projects should be undertaken.

    Less of Talk and more on Work.
     
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    The whole Ballistic missile defense program was a well kept secret until first test happened in 2006. Most of the western nations even doubted the ability of DRDO to come up with ballistic missile defense. But DRDO more or less has proved it wrong.Currently we have technical capability(not operational) to defend ballistic missiles of range upto 2000 Kms. GOI has even started identifying the locations for setting up missile interceptors to get the operational capability.

    BTW,there is a test scheduled for Direct hit to kill of target missile by PAD at 120 Km altitude(outer atmosphere) in comming days.
    Chk this link Alwar: Mafia stalls army missile launch pad plans - Hindustan Times
    The missile launch pad is among the two major projects planned by the DRDO in the state — the other is a missile interception base in Pali district.

    Indias BMD capabilities is only next to US and probably russia (S-400 systems)Go DRDO Go...
     
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    No it is not. FSS is different.

    FSS example:
    Supply-class fast combat support ship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Wichita-class replenishment oiler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    This Mistery ship is a ship-borne long range radar.

    Example of such ship:
    USNS Invincible (T-AGM-24) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Not Ballistic missile Cruiser. This would be an unarmed research ship.
     
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    Double post... Delete.
     
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    Sorry, meant to say Ballistic missile Defence Cruiser kind of thing.
    Though we dont know much about it, i wont be surprised if its armed :p

    USNS invincible is 2285 tons full load.

    This one required atleast 10,000 tons of steel. So its assured that even the empty weight will be over 10,000 tons. Full load could go almost upto 20,000 tons with all the equipements,fuel,etc.
     
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    Make sure, you have all the money to pay for all these purchases. Already $40 billion capital purchases over next ten years have been ordered and $40 billion in Rafale type and other purchases is coming shortly. On the average $8-10 billion capital expenditure is coming in next ten years. That is roughly double of $4-6 billion being spent by the previous government.

    If the economy hits 6% to 9% in next three years and continue at 9% for the next ten years, all is going to well. Hope that Modi stays as PM that long and not a socialist comes to power to spend national wealth on subsidies, corruption and futile chase projects.
     
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    It is for the DRDO, not Navy. It would be similar to the tracking ships India deploys while launching satellites for tracking. Only this ship would track trajectory of long range ballistic missiles tested by DRDO, instead of satellites. So no, the ship would not be armed, and is definitely not a BMD cruiser.

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    Raw material is measured in absolute weight (10,000 tons)

    Ship size is measured by the weight of the volume of water displaced by the hull (1ltr water ≈ 1Kg)

    It is possible that due to the principles of buoyancy and shape of the hull created with 10,000 tons of steel to displace only 3000 tons of water, thereby the hull being classified as of '3000 ton displacement'.
     
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    Its basically an early warning ship design to detect balletic missile at longer ranges ..

    It will be the first of many ..
     
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    Saars, are we talking about something like teh .. Soviet com-ship SSV-33 ? plis to say yes ! :yey:
     
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    725 crore is too less for such a giant :)

     
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