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  1. Singh

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    ^^ are you by any chance the kuku of the site you just gave the link to ?
     
  2. kuku

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    No way man, he is ex-IAF and a old hand at it.
     
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    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...-wargames-off-Okinawa/articleshow/4382041.cms

    India, US and Japan to undertake Malabar naval wargames off Okinawa
    10 Apr 2009, 0354 hrs IST, Rajat Pandit, TNN


    NEW DELHI: Striking a fine balance, Navy chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta and two Indian warships will be visiting China to take part in its International Fleet Review (IFR) this month, even as India gears up for the trilateral Malabar naval wargames with US and Japan soon after.

    The deft counter-balancing is to ensure China is not miffed, especially since Beijing is always quick to view any multi-lateral naval grouping in its neighbourhood as part of a grand strategy to build a security cooperation axis in the Asia-Pacific region to "contain'' it.

    The 13th Indo-US Malabar wargames held in Bay of Bengal in September 2007 had led to a formal protest by China, especially as they were expanded to include the Australian, Japanese and Singaporean navies.

    CPM and CPI, who were then supporting the UPA government, too, had jumped into the fray, claiming the US was using India as a tool against China. Scarred by the protest, the government had restricted the Malabar exercise in 2008 to just India and US.

    Things, however, are different now. With the Left albatross no longer hanging around its neck, the government has given the go-ahead to include Japan in this year's Malabar exercise to be held in the "general area of Okinawa''.

    Admiral Mehta, however, will first be leaving for China on April 19, with two guided-missile destroyers, the 6,900-tonne INS Mumbai and 5,000-tonne INS Ranvir, already on their way to the northern Chinese naval port of Qingdao for the IFR scheduled from April 20 to 24.

    "Admiral Mehta will be delivering a speech on `maritime cooperation, diplomacy and constructive engagement' during the symposium to be held with the IFR. It's part of our broader engagement with Beijing. Chinese Navy chief Admiral Wu Shengli had visited India last year,'' said an official.

    After the IFR, INS Mumbai and INS Ranvir will be joined by missile corvette INS Khanjar and tanker INS Jyoti to undertake combat manoeuvres with American and Japanese warships in the Malabar wargames.

    "Since our warships were already on an overseas deployment, usually undertaken to show our presence and ability in our primary area of interest, and headed for the Chinese IFR, we have utilised the opportunity to hold Malabar off Japan this time,'' he added.

    India may want to be seen as "a neutral player'' in the entire power-play but the fact is that it remains extremely wary of China's swift modernisation of its armed forces, the military infrastructure build-up in the Tibet Autonomous Region and, of course, its deep strategic nexus with Pakistan.

    Moreover, Beijing has been increasingly making strategic moves in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), which India views as its own backyard, to secure its expanding energy needs. Experts reckon China will soon start making regular naval forays in the IOR.

    China, of course, is leagues ahead of India in military capabilities. If India has just 16 conventional diesel-electric submarines, for instance, China has 62, 10 of them nuclear-powered and at least three armed with long-range strategic ballistic missiles (SSBNs).

    China's underwater prowess was rudely brought home by the discovery of the sheer extent of its underground nuclear submarine base on the southern tip of Hainan Island, which will also house its new Shang-class (Type-093) nuclear-powered attack submarines and the Jin-class (Type-094) SSBNs.
     
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    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...-wargames-off-Okinawa/articleshow/4382041.cms

    India, US and Japan to undertake Malabar naval wargames off Okinawa
    10 Apr 2009, 0354 hrs IST, Rajat Pandit, TNN


    NEW DELHI: Striking a fine balance, Navy chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta and two Indian warships will be visiting China to take part in its International Fleet Review (IFR) this month, even as India gears up for the trilateral Malabar naval wargames with US and Japan soon after.

    The deft counter-balancing is to ensure China is not miffed, especially since Beijing is always quick to view any multi-lateral naval grouping in its neighbourhood as part of a grand strategy to build a security cooperation axis in the Asia-Pacific region to "contain'' it.

    The 13th Indo-US Malabar wargames held in Bay of Bengal in September 2007 had led to a formal protest by China, especially as they were expanded to include the Australian, Japanese and Singaporean navies.

    CPM and CPI, who were then supporting the UPA government, too, had jumped into the fray, claiming the US was using India as a tool against China. Scarred by the protest, the government had restricted the Malabar exercise in 2008 to just India and US.

    Things, however, are different now. With the Left albatross no longer hanging around its neck, the government has given the go-ahead to include Japan in this year's Malabar exercise to be held in the "general area of Okinawa''.

    Admiral Mehta, however, will first be leaving for China on April 19, with two guided-missile destroyers, the 6,900-tonne INS Mumbai and 5,000-tonne INS Ranvir, already on their way to the northern Chinese naval port of Qingdao for the IFR scheduled from April 20 to 24.

    "Admiral Mehta will be delivering a speech on `maritime cooperation, diplomacy and constructive engagement' during the symposium to be held with the IFR. It's part of our broader engagement with Beijing. Chinese Navy chief Admiral Wu Shengli had visited India last year,'' said an official.

    After the IFR, INS Mumbai and INS Ranvir will be joined by missile corvette INS Khanjar and tanker INS Jyoti to undertake combat manoeuvres with American and Japanese warships in the Malabar wargames.

    "Since our warships were already on an overseas deployment, usually undertaken to show our presence and ability in our primary area of interest, and headed for the Chinese IFR, we have utilised the opportunity to hold Malabar off Japan this time,'' he added.

    India may want to be seen as "a neutral player'' in the entire power-play but the fact is that it remains extremely wary of China's swift modernisation of its armed forces, the military infrastructure build-up in the Tibet Autonomous Region and, of course, its deep strategic nexus with Pakistan.

    Moreover, Beijing has been increasingly making strategic moves in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), which India views as its own backyard, to secure its expanding energy needs. Experts reckon China will soon start making regular naval forays in the IOR.

    China, of course, is leagues ahead of India in military capabilities. If India has just 16 conventional diesel-electric submarines, for instance, China has 62, 10 of them nuclear-powered and at least three armed with long-range strategic ballistic missiles (SSBNs).

    China's underwater prowess was rudely brought home by the discovery of the sheer extent of its underground nuclear submarine base on the southern tip of Hainan Island, which will also house its new Shang-class (Type-093) nuclear-powered attack submarines and the Jin-class (Type-094) SSBNs.
     
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    MKU Bags Prestigious Patrol Boat Armoring Project for in India

    MKU Pvt Ltd., the largest manufacturer and exporter of armored solutions in Asia and one of the biggest suppliers to the Indian forces, has bagged the prestigious contract of armoring the high speed patrol boats from Goa Shipyard and Garden Reach Shipyard and Builders for Ministry of Home Affairs, India with an initial fleet of 186 boats. The order is worth 35 million US Dollar.

    These boats will be used for patrolling in sensitive areas. They would be suitably armor plated to ensure that performance of the boats is not compromised by the weight of armor plates.

    MKU outbid other competitors on account of the solutions provided by them that met and exceeded the Goa Shipyard specifications. These included weight to meet threat level, thickness of the panel, durability in a Marine environment, value for money, and time limit to finish the project.

    The finalization of Goa Shipyard contract with MKU is crucial as they have been one of the important contributors to the Indian ballistic industry and has given some of the best solutions equipped with latest technology. This goes on to state that the Indian ballistic industry has withstood the fiercest of the global competition not only in terms of commercial offerings but also providing in terms of world class solutions and integration technologies to their valued customers.

    The coast line infiltrations by extremists have long been a major concern for MOD and Ministry of Home Affairs. It further gained a center stage Post 26/11 terrorist attacks on Mumbai. Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of Defense resolved to modernize the high sea patrol boats and Goa Shipyard was entrusted with the job of primarily armoring the Patrol Boats, giving personnel protection paramount importance. Goa Shipyard has a long standing history of delivering quality maritime solutions to the Indian Naval Forces. With its stringent quality norms and dogmatic approach to perfection made it the most eligible PSU to be trusted with this herculean task.

    Goa Shipyard awarded this prestigious contract to MKU’s, due to its unique capability to provide seamless integration of Ballistic solutions to platforms along with its German subsidiary AST Security Equipment GmbH. It is the sheer knowledge and expertise of MKU in the field of platform armoring which has helped Goa Shipyard and Garden Reach Shipyard to fulfill this critical requirement of armoring of Boats and still maintain the high speeds as required by our security forces.

    http://frontierindia.net/mku-bags-prestigious-patrol-boat-armoring-project-for-in-india
     
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    India calls for urgent meeting of its naval commanders

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    http://www.indianexpress.com/news/navy-responds-to-sos-from-seychelles/449049/

    New Delhi:

    After cracking down on pirates in the Gulf of Aden, the Navy will carry out anti-piracy patrols near the island nation of Seychelles following a request from the country. An Indian warship and survey vessel, the INS Nirdeshak, is currently in the area and will patrol the area after several incidents of Somali pirates operating near the nation were reported earlier this month.

    The Seychelles Armed Forces today said it had requested the Indian Navy to patrol the exclusive economic zone of the country. The Navy confirmed that INS Nirdeshak has already been sent to the region.

    While details of the area to be patrolled and the deployment of additional warships in the region will be discussed at a later stage, the Nirdeshak, which is a survey vessel of the Navy but is “adequately equipped” to undertake anti-piracy missions, will begin operations immediately.

    This comes after growing concerns in Seychelles about Somali pirates operating near its coast. At least ten Seychellois have been taken hostage in the past few weeks after Somali pirates, being chased by international forces in the Gulf of Aden, have shifted their focus to this region. Several pirate groups are reported to be functioning less than 200 nautical miles north of Mahe, the largest island of the Seychelles.

    So acute is the problem that the President of Seychelles, James Michel, had to cut short an official tour visit to Japan last week after several vessels came under attack from pirates.

    The INS Nirdeshak, which belongs to the Sandhayak class of survey vessels, is equipped with a Chetak helicopter and interceptor boats that can undertake anti-piracy missions. It also has a heavy 40 mm Bofors gun on board and has made several trips to the island nation in the past to carry out navigational surveys.

    Praising the Indian Navy for combating piracy in the Gulf of Aden, the statement by the Seychelles Armed Forces said Indian warships have not only protected merchant ships but have also thwarted pirate attacks, in an apparent reference to the action by INS Mysore in December when it rescued an Ethiopian merchant vessel that was attacked by pirates.
     
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    http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1249226

    Navy likely to base its long-range surveillance planes in TN
    PTI
    Monday, April 20, 2009 22:42 IST


    New Delhi: The Indian Navy is likely to base its newly acquired long-range maritime surveillance aircraft P8-I at one of its air bases in Tamil Nadu.

    "We are planning to base our P-8Is at Naval Air Station Rajali at Arakonnam replacing the Russian Tupolov 142s now used by us," Navy officials said here.


    The P-8Is have been procured by the Indian Navy to replace the Tu-142 fleet inducted into the Navy in 80s. The Navy will start developing the infrastructure at the base to host ten aircraft.

    "The Rajali base has a long runway at present used by the Tu-142s. More infrastructure will be created for the P8-Is which are expected to arrive in 2013," they said.

    Deployment and usage, officials said, of the P-8I was discussed by the senior Naval officers during the Naval Commanders' conference in Vishakhapatanam.

    The process to acquire the long-range maritime surveillance aircraft was on for the past few years and on January 1 this year, the Defence Ministry signed an agreement worth USD 2.1 billion with United States defence major Boeing for procuring eight P-8Is.

    These aircraft will form a part of the outermost surveillance ring of the Navy to patrol the 7,516 km-long coastline of the country.

    The Navy is also planning to procure medium range maritime reconnaissance aircraft to carry out patrols in areas around 200 nautical miles from the coastline and is carrying out technical evaluation of aircraft offered in response to its global Request for Proposal (RFP) issued last year.

    The Navy also uses its Dornier aircraft for carrying out medium range missions along with its Israeli Heron unmanned aerial vehicles.


    The P-8I is a multi-mission maritime aircraft nicknamed 'submarine hunter' and can be used effectively against surface ships also.

    Based on the Boeing 737 commercial aircraft airframe, P-8I is a variant of the American P-8A 'Poseidon' expected to be inducted in the US Navy around 2012.
     
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    http://www.indianexpress.com/news/c...tive-on-indian-ocean-mea-says-no-need/449437/

    New Delhi:

    Pushing for a greater say in the Indian Ocean region, China has sounded out the Indian Navy that it wants to be inducted in some form into the 33-member Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) initiative started by India last year. But the Ministry of External Affairs has turned down the request.

    It’s learnt that the Navy conveyed the Chinese interest to the MEA which promptly rebuffed the move, saying there was no justification to involve China in the Indian Ocean.

    Sources said Chinese Navy officials had approached their Indian counterparts to explore ways to accommodate Beijing as either an observer or associate member ahead of Navy chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta’s ongoing week-long visit to China.

    The Navy, on its part, informed the MEA and asked it to consider the informal request. But given that China’s long-term ambition is to counter Indian influence in the Indian Ocean, the MEA said there was no strategic rationale to let China be associated with IONS as it was strictly restricted to littoral states of the Indian Ocean.

    While UK is part of the initiative because its still owns Diego Garcia, the US request too is pending on technical grounds even though it has bases in the region. Admiral Mehta, who is on a visit to China until April 25, was keen that he has an answer when he is in Qingdao for the international fleet review.

    It is, however, learnt that India is keen on having a Naval attache posted in Beijing besides the Army attache.

    Given that the 1962 memories have still not faded away for the two armies to foster a meaningful relationship, the assessment in New Delhi is that interaction between the two navies could be more productive.

    In fact, the Defence Ministry is pushing for some 30 new posts for military officials in various Indian missions across the world. The armed forces are also keen to have an Air attache posted in Beijing. India is said to have already broached the topic with China and will now formally make a proposal.

    While explaining this, sources said, the idea to step up interaction between the navies should not be stretched to giving Beijing access to IONS as it does not even meet the basic criteria for any sort of association. It is important to note here that China had rushed ships to Somalia after the Indian Navy moved its ships into the area for anti-piracy patrols.

    Gaining access to Indian Ocean has been a long-term strategic objective for China. In pursuing this objective, China started partnering India’s neighbours to build strategic ports like the one in Gwadar, Pakistan. It is also funding the Hambantota port development project in Sri Lanka besides bidding for the Colombo South Port. In this context, New Delhi is keen that while bilateral relations between the two navies ought to be improved, it is still premature to involve China in any multilateral forum on the Indian Ocean.


    The IONS currently has 33 members, including India, and was started last year with India hosting the inaugural event. The next symposium is in 2010 and the venue is till to be finalised.
     
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    Lockheed Martin briefs Indian Navy on Aegis missile defence system
    Lockheed Martin briefs Indian Navy on Aegis missile defence system

     
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    Malabar - 2009

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    USPACOM - United States Pacific Command

    U.S., India, Japan Open Malabar 2009

    By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew R. White

    SASEBO, Japan (April 26, 2009) – Ships and Sailors from the United States, India, and Japan gathered in Sasebo, Japan, April 26, to kick-off the trilateral exercise Malabar 2009.


    The annual, Indian-led, exercise Malabar is designed to increase the interoperability between Indian, Japanese, and U.S. forces and strengthen the stability of the Pacific Region.

    During the exercise, approximately 4,000 personnel from the three participating maritime forces will execute anti-submarine warfare, surface warfare, air defense, live-fire gunnery training, and a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) evolutions.

    “Malabar is our premier blue water exercise with the Indian navy,” said Lt Aaron Kakiel, 7th Fleet’s South Asia Policy and Exercise Officer. “We value this opportunity to increase our interoperability with our regional partners,” he added.

    Traditionally a bilateral exercise between the U.S. and Indian navies, this year’s Malabar will also include the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF).

    “Adding the JMSDF is of particular benefit to the U.S. and Indian navies,” Kakiel said. “All three navies have unique ways of conducting similar operations, exercising together allows us to help develop common practices,” he said.

    Sailors from the three countries will embark on their counterpart’s ships during Malabar to enhance the interoperability by sharing information and learning from their allies.

    “Sailor exchanges provide a valuable professional experience,” said Kakiel. Adding, “The free exchange of ideas and trust that develops from these swaps proves invaluable in developing a framework for future engagements.”

    During Malabar, VBSS teams from the three nations will jointly board USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), and the Indian supply ship INS Jyoti (A58) to share with each other how they conduct maritime interdiction operations (MIO).

    “Taking different teams and integrating them together in a coordinated effort to achieve a common goal is a good way to share knowledge with each other,” said Ens. James Lamb, force protection officer for USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62). “We have our way of doing things,” he said, “but if we see the Indians or Japanese have a better way of accomplishing the same task, we can take there procedure and incorporate it into our own,” Lamb added.

    The United States will be represented by the 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), guided missile destroyers Fitzgerald and USS Chafee (DDG 90), fast attack submarine USS Seawolf (SSN 21), and various P-3C Orion and SH-60 Seahawk aircraft.

    Operating in the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans, the U.S. 7th Fleet is the largest of the forward-deployed U.S. fleets, covering more than 48 million square miles and with approximately 60-70 ships, 200-300 aircraft, and 40,000 Sailors and Marines assigned to it at any time.


    USN is fielding it's most advanced SSN in this excercise ..Good Going
     
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    Some interesting features of Malabar 2009 are:

    To be conducted from April 26 to May 03.

    Ships, aircrafts and submarines from the three navies are to take part.

    To be conducted off the coast of Okinawa, Japan.

    The at-sea training will include -

    • Anti-submarine warfare
    • Surface warfare maneuvers
    • Gunnery training
    • Air defense
    • Visit, Board, Search and Seizure

    The participants will also conduct personnel exchanges and professional discussions at sea and ashore.

    The United States will be represented by 7th Fleet -

    • Flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19)
    • Guided missile destroyers USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and USS Chafee (DDG 90)
    • Fast- attack submarine USS Seawolf (SSN 21)
    • P-3C and SH-60 aircrafts

    Indian Navy is expected to be represented by (as the ships are in the region after taking part in 60th anniversary of PLA Navy on April 23) -

    • Delhi class guided missile destroyer INS Mumbai
    • Ranveer class destroyer INS Ranveer
    • Guided missile corvette INS Khanjar
    • Oil tanker INS Jyoti

    Details of JMSDF ships participating in the exercise are not known.
     
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    Indian Navy ship foils piracy bid near Seychelles, nine arrested - Yahoo! India News

    Indian Navy ship foils piracy bid near Seychelles, nine arrested
    Tue, Apr 28 03:10 PM

    New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) After successfully combating piracy in the Gulf of Aden and indicating its growing footprint in the Indian Ocean, the Indian Navy has foiled a piracy bid off the island nation of the Seychelles and arrested nine pirates, an official said.

    'Our ship INS Nirdeshak, along with a French warship and Spanish frigate, intercepted and arrested nine pirates while they were trying to hijack Italian cruise liner MS Melody. This incident highlights the growing footprint of the Indian Navy in a wider area,' a senior naval official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

    The operation took place Sunday when MS Melody came under attack off northern Seychelles.

    'A Chetak helicopter was launched after coordinating with the French Navy, which also had some reconnaissance aircraft in the area. The pirates will be handed over to the Seychelles and the ship will return to its patrolling area,' the official added.

    Pirates armed with automatic rifles had attacked the cruise ship with 991 passengers and 536 crew on board Saturday evening, but MS Melody, owned by Italy's MSC Crociere SA, was able to fend them off, with its security personnel returning fire. The vessel simultaneously sent out an SOS, leading to the international response.

    INS Nirdeshak, essentially a hydrographic survey vessel, is equipped with a Chetak helicopter and interceptor boats for undertaking anti-piracy missions. It also has a medium 40mm Bofors gun on board. It has made several visits to the Seychelles in the past to carry out hydrographic surveys.

    While it continues its operations in the Gulf of Aden, one of the world's busiest shipping lanes, the Indian Navy is now also patrolling the waters in the exclusive economic zone off the Seychelles after the island nation asked for assistance.

    This was in the wake of reports that Somali pirates, after being chased away by the international forces patrolling the Gulf of Aden, had shifted their focus and were operating less than 200 nautical miles north of Mahe, the largest island in the Seychelles chain.

    The Indian Navy, meanwhile, has also completed the refit of the Coast Guard ship Topaz that had been gifted to the Seychelles in 2005.

    'The refit of the Topaz is over and the ship will be handed over to the Seychelles on Thursday,' the official added.
     
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    Nice. Good to have the navy do some real work rather than the usual training.
     
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    Thats a nice ship for such operations, carrying out hydrographic activity and responding with true interceptor boats and helicopters when required to respond to pirates.

    A relatively ship with capability to stay deployed for extended time, with provision for enough crew and attached marine special forces for the extended mission, with a couple of good guns, helis and interceptor boats would be perfect for anti piracy role in the region.
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    Well its good to see the navy doing a good job, kudos to them.Nice to hear that Seychelles trusts the navy to patrol their economic zone.
     
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    Lockheed Martin briefs Indian Navy on Aegis missile defence system

    Lockheed Martin briefs Indian Navy on Aegis missile defence system

    Lockheed Martin briefs Indian Navy on Aegis missile defence system
    April 23rd, 2009

    New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) US aerospace major Lockheed Martin has briefed the Indian Navy on its ship-mounted Aegis ballistic missile defence system and is also open to integrating it with indigenously developed armament, company officials said Thursday.
    “We have briefed the Indian Navy on what is the only system that can cope with the highest state-of-the art threats,” Dan Howard, Lockheed Martin’s senior advisor for Asia and Pacific affairs, said at a select media interaction here.

    “As for the response, that’s something you’ll have to ask the Indian Navy about,” he added.

    Howard also said the company was open to collaborating with India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on integrating its Prithvi Air Defence Shield (PADS) with the Aegis launcher and command and control system.

    “Yes, we are open to collaborative measures. It all depends on what you (the Indian Navy and DRDO) want,” the official said.

    The Aegis system, explained Richard G. Kirkland, president for South Asia of Lockheed Martin Global Inc., “is not meant to defend the ship it is mounted on but tasked to defend a broad area of sea lanes”.

    He pointed out that 14 successful tests of the Aegis system had been conducted so far to intercept incoming targets within and outside the earth’s atmosphere, including one in November 2007 in which two short-range ballistic missiles were near simultaneously intercepted and destroyed.

    And, in February 2008, a long-range missile fired from a specially-modified Aegis system successfully shot down a toxic US satellite with a precision strike that ensured that no “hot” debris fell earthwards.

    “We completed the modification in 60 days,” Kirkland pointed out.

    The Aegis system can track more than 100 missiles with its electronic systems and supercomputers, and engage them according to their threat priority.

    It can engage, and strike, targets in the air, on sea, on the surface, and also sub-surface. The system’s command and decision-making core allows its computers to differentiate between missiles, debris, and friendly aerial vehicles, launching an attack only on what needs to be attacked.

    Apart from the US Navy, the Aegis system is operational on Japanese, South Korean, Norwegian, Spanish and Australian naval vessels.

    It is currently deployed on 85 ships around the globe with more than 20 additional ships planned or under contract.
     
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    The Aegis according to me can help in advanceng the Multi-layered BMD that we are planning to have. The US has also offered to integrate the PAD with it's AEGIS radar. But we already have a deal with Israel on an MR-SAM capable of taking out BMs. so let us see the further development.

    P.S. The Aegis is an already proven system so we can see the change of mind of our armed forces.
     
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    this is a good system we should seriously consider
     

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