Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by AVERAGE INDIAN, Jan 23, 2014.
any new satellite images of MDL.
Any new image ? according to wiki , we are just 8 months away from commissioning our first 15B
Picture from January 12, 2017 ..
any new satellite images of MDL?
Google Earth showing an old image.
Dec 2016: Shoft receives prestigious order from Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd for manufacturing & outfittings of twelve (12) blocks (weights varying from 124t - 165t) and transportation to MDL.Delivery commences in Oct 2017 and completion expected by Jan 2027
according to some MDL tenders i think this order related to P15B Destroyers
(INS ) Vishakhapatnam Yard-12704
Vishakhapatnam is south Indian portcity
she is named after a city on the East coast of India
Vishakapatnam is Vizag a city from my state in India.
Place from my state and city in which I stay..
Good to know,I am from Vizianagaram!
Visakhapatnam is actually HQ of Eastern Naval Command.
Indian navy generally names its destroyer ships after its cities. The P-15 was Kolkata class and P-15B is Vishakhapatnam class.
How different will be Vishakhapatnam from Kolkata class ?
Kunal sir, AFAIK, the P15B will have heavier 127mm main guns and perhaps in the future Nirbhay LACMs. But that's it. No other major changes.
And yes, the secondary search radar will be AESA as well.
@binayak95 @Kunal Biswas
Do you think that newer Nirbhay will be deployed on these vesseles(Kolkata and Vizag class)??
If yes then will it come at a cost of 16 brahmos missiles????
Or will navy upgrade these ships????
And are these ships equipped with universal vls????
why indian navy uses different types of VLS.
They should try to fit different types of missiles in universal VLS. Like 1 Brahmos or 1 nirbhay or 4 LRSAM or 4 SRSAM/QRSAM per cell of VLS. It will help to improve adoptability of ship.
Having been onboard the Kolkata, and after some interesting conversations, it seems apparent that the IN wants the Nirbhay onboard the ships. We are waiting for the missile to mature. And yes, there's more than enough deckspace for future upgrades. That's planned in from the very beginning.
About UVLS, the Navy till now had a diverse range of weapons. Klub, SSN-25 Switchblades, SSN-2 Styx, Shtil, Barak-1, Barak-8, BrahMos.
Now and future ships have a streamlined weapons package in the form of Barak-8 for AD, Ak-630 for CIWS and Brahmos for ASuW (torpedoes and RBU-6000 for ASW). So, yes the IN is quite certainly thinking of having a UVLS. It simply wasn't feasible earlier.
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