India's largest naval destroyer INS VISAKHAPATNAM

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  1. Kunal Biswas

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    All P-15 class destroyers are meant to get Barak 8 ..
     
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    No the engines are Ukranian Zoryas. Very reliable engines. The LM2500 will only be used with P-17's.
     
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    I sure P 15 B have enough space to Accommodate 32 Barak 8 and another 32 for Maitri along with upto four AK 630 or Phalnx systems for CIWS role
     
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    So it will take 3 years for sea trials? Can't we shorten this time?
     
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    The ship still needs to be fitted with its all its above-deck superstructure and armaments. Considering launch to induction took 7 years for Kolkata, 3 years is quick.
     
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    P15-B stealth destroyer launched
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    I am presuming it is LM2500 as the supply of Ukrainian engines are in doubt as its in War ..

    Btw, Just to be clear the media as usual is reporting error, Their is no class call Visakhapatnam but just the ship`s name ..

     
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    Great stuff it is made in india. I keep picturing Tejas aircraft though every-time i see such pictures for some reason and the indian navy is doing good on such fronts. The indian navy sends the right message at the right time :namaste:
     
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    Two multirole Helicopters, earlier some Reports mentions It can carry a single MRH only
     
  10. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    All Destroyers in Indian Navy are design to carry two helicopters, Exception can be Rajput class which are of Russian in origin ..
     
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    INS Visakhapatnam shows growing Indian ability to build warships economically

    On Monday, eight months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi commissioned the first Project 15A guided missile destroyer, INS Kolkata, the first of its successor class vessels - INS Visakhapatnam - was launched into the water at Mazagon Dock Ltd, Mumbai (MDL).

    INS Visakhapatnam, the first of four stealthy destroyers coming up under Project 15B, began taking shape on January 23, 2013, when MDL started fashioning 2,800 tonnes of Indian-made warship steel into the warship's hull. With this partly-build structure now floating in water, INS Visakhapatnam will be built up by 2017 into a 7,334-tonne behemoth. After trials, it will be commissioned in 2018 as India's most heavily armed warship.

    It will be joined in the fleet at two year intervals by three successors: INS Paradip, INS Marmagoa and a fourth vessel, yet unnamed.

    The most remarkable feature of these destroyers is not its 32 world-beating Indo-Israeli anti-ship-missile defences called the Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LR-SAM), or Barak 8; nor its arsenal of 16 Brahmos supersonic cruise missiles that can sink ships or strike land targets 295 kilometres away; nor its heavyweight torpedoes that can destroy enemy submarines 100 kilometres away.

    The most remarkable feature of these warships is that, tonne-for-tonne, they are not only one of the world's most heavily armed but also one of the cheapest.

    Underlining the benefits of designing and building combat platforms in the country, the four Project 15B warships will cost the navy Rs 29,348 crore, an average of Rs 7,337 crore per destroyer. Tipping the scales at an estimated 7,334 tonnes, INS Visakhapatnam will cost the navy just about Rs 1 crore per tonne, or $159,750 in 2014 prices.

    Three Project 15A destroyers were built even cheaper -at $92,210 per tonne - but the fall of the rupee and inflation in labour and materials cost have raised the price of their successors.

    Only China's Guangzhou class destroyers were built cheaper, at $146,870 per tonne in 2014 prices. However, as combat platforms, Guangzhou-class destroyers are not in the same class as INS Visakhapatnam. Their anti-missile defence consists of 48 Russian-origin SA-N-12 Grizzly surface-to-air missiles, which have ranges of under 40 kilometres, depending upon the target. The LR-SAMs on the Visakhapatnam-class, in contrast, shoot down incoming anti-ship missiles - the most significant threat to surface warships - at ranges out to 70 kilometres, and have a far better hit probability.

    Similarly, the Brahmos anti-ship/anti-surface missile, which is both supersonic and has a range of 295 kilometres, is regarded as superior to the Guangzhou-class' YJ-83 anti-ship missiles, which have ranges of about 200 kilometres.

    The Daring-class destroyers, which is the spearhead of the Royal Navy's surface fleet, and which the United Kingdom boasts is the finest air defence destroyer in the world, costs an estimated 193,650 per tonne to build.

    Few would dispute the technological pre-eminence of the US Navy's DDG-51 destroyers, of which USS Rafael Peralta is the newest. Boasting the Aegis Combat System for air defence, Harpoon anti-ship missiles and Tomahawk strategic land strike cruise missiles; these Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are the gold standard in multi-role capability. However, this capability comes at a prohibitive estimated $205,000 per tonne, despite the economy of scale that comes from building about 100 of these warships.

    Even more expensive is Japan's Akizuki-class destroyer, which Mitsubishi is building for $232,370 per tonne; and Australia's Hobart-class destroyer, designed by Spanish shipbuilder Navantia and built in Australia, which will cost the Royal Australian Navy an estimated $333,300 per tonne, more than double the cost of INS Visakhapatnam.

    The capabilities that the navy has announced for Project 15B indicates the design of these warships - rooted in the three destroyers of Project 15; and evolved into the three of Project 15A - has continually improved. Although these vessels use the same power plant - four Ukrainian M-36E Zorya gas turbines - INS Visakhapatnam, which is significantly heavier at 7,334 tonnes than the 5,800-tonne Delhi-class destroyers of Project 15, can work up the same speed (30 knots, or 56 kmph).

    The Visakhapatnam's crew of 325 officers and sailors, include an air complement that operates the ship's two helicopters. The destroyer carries 1,000 tonnes of fuel, which allows it to patrol the oceans for 8,000 nautical miles (15,000 km; 9,200 miles) at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph). For entering an area that has undergone a nuclear, chemical or biological (NBC) strike, the Visakhapatnam has a "total atmosphere control system", which cleans the air through a filter system.[​IMG]

    http://www.business-standard.com/ar...ild-warships-economically-115042100011_1.html
     
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    Article cuts across the Vishakhapatnam Steel with the bests. However it falls short giving the same type of comparisons it highlighted with Guanghzou class for comparing with Daring Class, Akizuki class or Hobart class. If the technological additions does counts, then where does Indian economical manufacturing stands comparing with the best of the world !!
     
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    China Beware: Here Comes India’s Most Powerful Destroyer

    Yesterday, the Indian Navy, in the presence of Admiral RK Dhowan, India’s current chief of naval staff, launched its latest stealth guided missile destroyer with a ceremony held at Mazagaon Dock Limited (MDL), Mumbai. The 7,300 ton Visakhapatnam is the first of four planned Visakhapatnam-class (Project 15B) vessels, based on the older Kolkata-class destroyers design (Project 15A), to enter Indian service.

    The other three vessels will be launched at an interval of three years at a total cost of INR 293.40 billion ($4.89 billion). According to Indian naval officials, the 164 m-long Visakhapatnam will be commissioned in July 2018. The Kolkata-class destroyer INS Kolkata (Project 15A) was commissioned in August 2014, with the two remaining vessels of the class to be commissioned by 2016.

    According to IHS Jane’s Defense Weekly:

    Vishakhapatnam‘s key differences from the Project 15A class include the relocation of its sonar to the bow from the hull; the design of its mast, which houses its main radar, has also been revised to further reduce its radar cross section. Other changes include reshaping of the hull to accentuate its stealth features and the addition of a rail-less helicopter traversing system.

    Indian naval officials claim that over 65 percent of the Vishakhapatnam is indigenously sourced, including 11 of its weapon and associated sensor systems, IHS Jane’s Defense Weekly reports.

    The principal armament of the Visakhapatnam-class will be eight BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles, which boast an operating range of 290km and were co-developed by India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and the Russian defense industry.

    In addition, the ships will be equipped with the Barak-8/NG — an Indo-Israeli surface-to-air missile (SAM) — jointly developed by Rafael-IAI and the DRDO. The weapon was successfully tested in Israel in November 2014. The Visakhapatnam can carry up to 32 of these medium-long range air defense missiles.

    Furthermore, the ship boasts a license-built 76 mm Oto Melara Super Rapid Gun, four fully-automated Russian AK-630 close-in weapon systems (likely fitted on the vessel’s bow), and a yet-to-be-selected 127 mm gun (however, local media sources claim that the ship will just be armed with a 127 mm main gun instead of a 76 mm Super Rapid Gun Mount).

    “The destroyer will also be fitted with IAI-Elta EL/M-2238 S-band (2 to 4 GHz) 3-D volume air surveillance radar (STAR) radar and a Thales LW-08 D-band air search radar,” IHS Jane’s Defense Weekly notes. The Multi-Function Surveillance Threat Alert Radar (MF-STAR) is the Israeli equivalent to the U.S. Navy’s Aegis Combat System and allegedly on par with the Chinese “Aegis” system installed on the Type 052D Multirole Destroyer.

    For antisubmarine warfare, the new stealth guided-missile destroyer features twin-tube launchers and RBU-6000 Smerch-2 rocket launchers. It can also carry two multiple-role helicopters (e.g., Sea King or HAL Dhruv helicopters). The turbines of the ship were constructed in Ukraine, whereas Russia was responsible for “propellers and shafting, assorted weaponry, sensors and radar.”

    India’s new stealth guided-missile destroyer will be a multi-mission ship, capable of supporting expeditionary and surface strike groups. It will be a welcome new asset as India’s navy tries to deter Chinese “intrusions” into the Indian Ocean and particularly to boost India’s antisubmarine warfare capabilities.


    China Beware: Here Comes India’s Most Powerful Destroyer | The Diplomat
     
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    My friend Steel authority of india ltd. (sail) supplied steel for INS VIZAG/ INS KOLKATA.....Vizag steel (RINL) has no deal with defence sector.
     
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    No flush desk on this one too? It was supposed to have!
     
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    So it seems like it is true.

    What is wrong with the media?

    I don't want the Indian Navy to turn into one of those generals of the Kiev Regime, or its chocolate seller regime lead, Petro Poroshenko, who declared an "orderly retreat," while in reality, his troops made a disorderly and hasty retreat following a bloody rout from Debaltsevo, taking severe casualties.

    Let the truth be out.
     
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    yep.. I think I saw this video two years ago, shared by someone here in DFI.!!
     
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