Navy to Acquire Land-Based Coastal Air Defence System

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  1. nrj

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    Looking to strengthen its maritime security, the Indian Navy is planning to deploy a land-based coastal security system to take out enemy missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles and aircraft.


    "A Request for Proposal for the acquisition of a land-based coastal air defence system would be issued soon to more than three firms,” senior Navy sources told defencenow.com.


    The three firms likely to receive the RFP are American Raytheon, European MBDA and Israeli IAI. The DRDO has also given presentations to the Navy for the development of an indigenous coastal air defence system.


    For this Indian Navy requirement, the missile firms are offering their existing versions of air defence missile systems.


    The proposal to have a chain of coastal air defence system is part of India’s effort to strengthen its maritime security in the aftermath of the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai where more than 170 people were killed and over 200 were left injured.


    The Government gave its nod for the proposal as there were intelligence inputs that terrorists might use the aerial route over the Seas to carry out a sensational attack such as the 9/11 World Trade Centre bombings in New York.


    The coastal air defence system would be deployed in and around main shore-based installations and cities such as Mumbai, Bombay High, Jamnagar and various other cities in Gujarat.

    India to Acquire Land-Based Coastal Air Defence System
     
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    Isn't that a job for the Army?

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    Not along coastlines. The responsibility is shared by navy & coastguard. Though army augments the demand by providing its hardware if I'm not mistaken.
     
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    Coastal Defence is better integrated if with the Navy so that there is a naval defence continuum.

    The Artillery used to be entrusted with Coastal Defence in the earlier days and we had Coastal Batteries.
     
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    There is a difference between costal batteries and coastal AD with the former bassically meant to defend the cost line from physical assault from the cost. The apt definition being that " Coastal artillery is the branch of armed forces concerned with operating anti-ship artillery or fixed gun batteries in coastal fortifications" (Wiki). Coastal artillery could be part of the Navy (as in Scandinavian countries, war-time Germany, and the Soviet Union), or part of the Army (as in Anglophone countries). In the United Kingdom, coastal artillery was the responsibility of the Royal Garrison Artillery.
    In India a few costal batteries are part of Navy but if required in larger numbers it could very well be part of Indian Army. Similarly, costal AD is a different idea. If defending a Navel VA or VP or cost as such, it could be under the Indian Navy or cost guard. If it is generic, then it has to be part of Indian Army. Coastal battery are generally fixed location where as Artillery under Army are mobile to be deployed where ever required.
    In the new concept, Indian Navy could go for modern missiles such as Brahmos or Prahar to perform such tasks with threefold advantage in ease of operation and accuracy. Since the coverage would be more than 100 km, this arrangement has to be under Navy.

    Land is the exclusive domain of Indian Army such as land defense of Island territories but since such batteries could fire more than 100 km deep into the sea, Navel control would be better. Hoverer, if required for the defense of coast only, then it should exclusively be under Army.

    Same goes for AD.
     
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    The generic title the Regiment of Indian Artillery was conferred upon the new Arm, which got a tremendous boost with the transfer of 6 Indian Mountain Regiment of Royal Artillery, raising of 'B' Field Brigade and the first unit of the anti-tank, anti-aircraft and coastal artillery.

    Below is a summary on the Regiment of Artillery (India)

    Regiment of Artillery
     
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    Rosoboronexport not there? now this is really strange!
     
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    Why only Mumbai and Gujrat ? Coastal AD is a requirement for the eastern coast also, especially Vizag.
     
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    And MBDA is there neglecting their Spada deal with Pakistan.

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    So what are we looking at? THEL? Eagel Eye mk2?

    I'd prefer something like IAI's ELM-2288, its based on Green Pine & field proven. Moreover its radar can accommodate inside c130.
     
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    Is this in the SAMP-T range or MICA VL range?
     
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    Aster would be overkill while MICA VL has low range.

    I don't know why they are not considering S-300VM/s400/Buk-M2E/Tor-M2E ?
     
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    Couldnt find any reliable source on this!!!

    There is no way Pak J-17s or P-3c come all the way across attack Mumbai or INS kanwar ports. Even if needed transferring Akash or Spyder missile systems can be done.

    The last time PN ever launched a attack was "Operation Dwarka" with no results.

    Sir,......You mean we had Coastal Artillery back in 70s or in Birtish period?

    Did they ever been useful.
     

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