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Make in India: Manohar Parrikar approves manufacture of six indigenous coast guard surveillance planes




In a boost to Make in India in military sector, defence minister Manohar Parrikar has cleared a proposal to develop six indigenous surveillance planes for the coast guard.

Hitting two birds with one stone for Make in India, the planes to be used for the project would be the C-295 transport aircraft to be built by Tata-Airbus consortium.

This would help in increasing the order for the Avro aircraft replacements being built for the Indian Air Force.

"The air force wants 56 planes for replacing their fleet of Avro planes and the coast guard order would take it to 62," defence sources told Mail Today.

This would also help in bringing down the cost of the Tata-Airbus jointly manufactured plane due to increase in numbers, they said.

Giving details of the project, defence ministry officials said, "The Defence Acquisition Council cleared the deal worth over Rs 5,500 crore and once developed by the DRDO, they will be known as multimission maritime reconnaissance aircraft for the coast guard."

"The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will design and develop state of art mission suite for these aircrafts. The suite comprises advanced electronic systems," the officials said. The sensor suite would be suited for Coast Guard specific missions as they would be able to detect oil spills also as the force is mandated to tackle sea pollution as well.

The planes would be fitted with sensors to scan deep across the maritime boundaries with Pakistan and would also be built to detect any suspicious movement towards Indian waters.

"This would help in preventing incidents like that of 26/11, where terrorists had boarded an Indian boat, MV Kuber and attacked Mumbai for three days," they said.

The case for P-8I aircraft being used by navy was also being pushed for the coast guard. However, it chose the indigenous option as it felt its requirements could be fulfiled by the DRDO.

Once completed, the DRDO would also look into the possibility of exporting thematic surveillance aircraft to friendly foreign countries.

Coast Guard has been going indigenous way in modernising it's aviation wing as it is also buying 16 advanced light helicopters for ship-borne operations.

It is also in the final stages of buying 14 EC-725 medium weight choppers from Airbus as part of its shore-based fleet to carry out surveillance and search and rescue missions there.

The hub for the Coast Guard choppers would be set up in Goa, where the original equipment manufacturer would maintain the fleet.


http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/...s-indigenous-suveillance-planes/1/842851.html
 

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Hitting two birds with one stone for Make in India, the planes to be used for the project would be the C-295 transport aircraft to be built by Tata-Airbus consortium.

This would help in increasing the order for the Avro aircraft replacements being built for the Indian Air Force.

"The air force wants 56 planes for replacing their fleet of Avro planes and the coast guard order would take it to 62," defence sources told Mail Today.
Could they also be planning to replace the An-32 fleet with these C-295?
The Air Force did say that An-32 had to phased out ASAP after that crash in the Bay of Bengal.
 

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Make in India: Manohar Parrikar approves manufacture of six indigenous coast guard surveillance planes




In a boost to Make in India in military sector, defence minister Manohar Parrikar has cleared a proposal to develop six indigenous surveillance planes for the coast guard.

Hitting two birds with one stone for Make in India, the planes to be used for the project would be the C-295 transport aircraft to be built by Tata-Airbus consortium.

This would help in increasing the order for the Avro aircraft replacements being built for the Indian Air Force.

"The air force wants 56 planes for replacing their fleet of Avro planes and the coast guard order would take it to 62," defence sources told Mail Today.

This would also help in bringing down the cost of the Tata-Airbus jointly manufactured plane due to increase in numbers, they said.

Giving details of the project, defence ministry officials said, "The Defence Acquisition Council cleared the deal worth over Rs 5,500 crore and once developed by the DRDO, they will be known as multimission maritime reconnaissance aircraft for the coast guard."

"The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will design and develop state of art mission suite for these aircrafts. The suite comprises advanced electronic systems," the officials said. The sensor suite would be suited for Coast Guard specific missions as they would be able to detect oil spills also as the force is mandated to tackle sea pollution as well.

The planes would be fitted with sensors to scan deep across the maritime boundaries with Pakistan and would also be built to detect any suspicious movement towards Indian waters.

"This would help in preventing incidents like that of 26/11, where terrorists had boarded an Indian boat, MV Kuber and attacked Mumbai for three days," they said.

The case for P-8I aircraft being used by navy was also being pushed for the coast guard. However, it chose the indigenous option as it felt its requirements could be fulfiled by the DRDO.

Once completed, the DRDO would also look into the possibility of exporting thematic surveillance aircraft to friendly foreign countries.

Coast Guard has been going indigenous way in modernising it's aviation wing as it is also buying 16 advanced light helicopters for ship-borne operations.

It is also in the final stages of buying 14 EC-725 medium weight choppers from Airbus as part of its shore-based fleet to carry out surveillance and search and rescue missions there.

The hub for the Coast Guard choppers would be set up in Goa, where the original equipment manufacturer would maintain the fleet.


http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/...s-indigenous-suveillance-planes/1/842851.html
Wrong headlines by Media, It's not indigenous But Make in India.

Anyway, Manohar Parrikar. I hope C-295 deals moves quickly.
 

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Make in India: Manohar Parrikar approves manufacture of six indigenous coast guard surveillance planes




In a boost to Make in India in military sector, defence minister Manohar Parrikar has cleared a proposal to develop six indigenous surveillance planes for the coast guard.

Hitting two birds with one stone for Make in India, the planes to be used for the project would be the C-295 transport aircraft to be built by Tata-Airbus consortium.

This would help in increasing the order for the Avro aircraft replacements being built for the Indian Air Force.

"The air force wants 56 planes for replacing their fleet of Avro planes and the coast guard order would take it to 62," defence sources told Mail Today.

This would also help in bringing down the cost of the Tata-Airbus jointly manufactured plane due to increase in numbers, they said.

Giving details of the project, defence ministry officials said, "The Defence Acquisition Council cleared the deal worth over Rs 5,500 crore and once developed by the DRDO, they will be known as multimission maritime reconnaissance aircraft for the coast guard."

"The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will design and develop state of art mission suite for these aircrafts. The suite comprises advanced electronic systems," the officials said. The sensor suite would be suited for Coast Guard specific missions as they would be able to detect oil spills also as the force is mandated to tackle sea pollution as well.

The planes would be fitted with sensors to scan deep across the maritime boundaries with Pakistan and would also be built to detect any suspicious movement towards Indian waters.

"This would help in preventing incidents like that of 26/11, where terrorists had boarded an Indian boat, MV Kuber and attacked Mumbai for three days," they said.

The case for P-8I aircraft being used by navy was also being pushed for the coast guard. However, it chose the indigenous option as it felt its requirements could be fulfiled by the DRDO.

Once completed, the DRDO would also look into the possibility of exporting thematic surveillance aircraft to friendly foreign countries.

Coast Guard has been going indigenous way in modernising it's aviation wing as it is also buying 16 advanced light helicopters for ship-borne operations.

It is also in the final stages of buying 14 EC-725 medium weight choppers from Airbus as part of its shore-based fleet to carry out surveillance and search and rescue missions there.

The hub for the Coast Guard choppers would be set up in Goa, where the original equipment manufacturer would maintain the fleet.


http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/...s-indigenous-suveillance-planes/1/842851.html
Overall projection of 75 aircraft

India’s Airbus C295 Requirement Could Swell

Shiv Aroor May 29 2016 11 27 am
The Airbus C295 tactical transport aircraft could see an expanded requirement from India’s armed forces. Apart from the Airbus-Tata venture that will build 56 of the type to replace the Indian Air Force’s Avro HS748 transports, the Indian Coast Guard’s added requirement of six aircraft (for a multimission maritime aircraft or MMMA being conceived by the DRDO, a programme scooped first here on Livefist three years ago), it is now increasingly likely that the total DRDO-Coast Guard requirement could be up to 19 aircraft — 13 more aircraft than the Coast Guard has projected a requirement for.




Sources say the DR
DO is keen that an options clause for three additional aircraft and a follow-on order for 10 more aircraft be processed shortly after systems and flight trials on the MMMA as part of a first phase. The DRDO has of course opened channels with the Indian Navy to see if it’ll come on board for at least a handful of aircraft. In the wake of the abortive medium range maritime reconnaissance (MRMR) effort, the DRDO sees an opportunity to push inductions as a lead integrator. While the C295 and maritime patrol radar will be supplied, the DRDO will have its hands full with every other system on such a platform — many of them being tested on the DRDO-Embraer AEW&C platform that aims to enter service with the IAF in the next 18 months.

An overall projection of 75 aircraft puts the C295 in a strong inventory position in the IAF’s somewhat muddled tactical transport space. Livefist can confirm that the force is very happy with its upgraded An-32 transports, though even Antonov believes there’s enough of a splash for new opportunities in the space. Expanded duties that range from special operations to humanitarian relief to pollution surveillance and fighting fires means the field remains open at several different levels.

Excellent experience with the U.S. built C-17 Globemaster III and C-130J Super Hercs aside, the IAF is still in the process of doctrinally reconfiguring its air logistical manual, keeping in view variable availability rates, the new tonnage and turnaround flexibility afforded by the new U.S types and the impending expansion of the light lift capability. Throw in India’s commitment to the somewhat troubled HAL-UAC Multirole Transport Aircraft (MTA), and the message is clear: there are still requirements out there.
 

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Could they also be planning to replace the An-32 fleet with these C-295?
The Air Force did say that An-32 had to phased out ASAP after that crash in the Bay of Bengal.
different class and different requirement, this is what airforce said and i believe navy and coast guard believes in this too.
 

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Can we use the C295 as a platform for the indigenous AEWC which is now based on Brazilian Embarrer after all the corruption allegations it will be difficult to continue with Embarrer.
 

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Could they also be planning to replace the An-32 fleet with these C-295?
The Air Force did say that An-32 had to phased out ASAP after that crash in the Bay of Bengal.
An 32 RE will serve till 2030 or more, as they are newly upgraded

There is a requiremnet of 60+ Aircraft's to replace HS 748, while Air force shortlists and selected C 295, where they will produce 80% of total order in India in TATA's facility

Coast guard looking for a dedicated Maritime search aircraft since years, anyway now only they get DAC approval, although its not clear C 295 will serves, where C 130 Sea Hercules leads the role, when first requirements floats out years ago
 

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An 32 RE will serve till 2030 or more, as they are newly upgraded

There is a requiremnet of 60+ Aircraft's to replace HS 748, while Air force shortlists and selected C 295, where they will produce 80% of total order in India in TATA's facility

Coast guard looking for a dedicated Maritime search aircraft since years, anyway now only they get DAC approval, although its not clear C 295 will serves, where C 130 Sea Hercules leads the role, when first requirements floats out years ago
That was what I also thought. But then this happend:-
Indian Air Force Now Won't Ferry Personnel On Its Main Transporter Aircraft Following Crash Inquiry
Court of Inquiry finds that the AN-32 crash off Chennai on 22 July, in which 29 people died, was caused due to icing.





This sucks.
So, what new aircraft are we looking at?
Airbus C295 won’t be replacing An-32 : Indian Air Force chief Arup Raha

http://idrw.org/airbus-c295-wont-be-replacing-an-32-indian-air-force-chief-arup-raha/
Then they are thinking MTA or An-132?
But that was before they decided that they were done with the An-32 and needed a replacement for it now. (Look at that post I quoted above)

Now what? MTA not ready. An-132 just ready, could anger Russians.

Maybe the C-27J Spartan? It shares engine and other components with C-130J. Its been practically designed for interoperability with C-130J. If selected, India would become the largest operator for this aircraft (more than rest of the world combined).
But its power to weight ratio sucks.
Its already been pitched to the IAF back in 2010 for a medium airlifter category. It was also pitched to BSF and trials held in Leh and Bangalore.

Or will it be some other aircraft.
 

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Can we use the C295 as a platform for the indigenous AEWC which is now based on Brazilian Embarrer after all the corruption allegations it will be difficult to continue with Embarrer.
Yes, we can..ideally if C295 are to be made in india, we can have all types of planes from AEWC to Transport to MPA and even a Gunship AC-295.
Depends on our needs and requirements.
 

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That was what I also thought. But then this happend:-



Then they are thinking MTA or An-132?
But that was before they decided that they were done with the An-32 and needed a replacement for it now. (Look at that post I quoted above)

Now what? MTA not ready. An-132 just ready, could anger Russians.

Maybe the C-27J Spartan? It shares engine and other components with C-130J. Its been practically designed for interoperability with C-130J. If selected, India would become the largest operator for this aircraft (more than rest of the world combined).
But its power to weight ratio sucks.
Its already been pitched to the IAF back in 2010 for a medium airlifter category. It was also pitched to BSF and trials held in Leh and Bangalore.

Or will it be some other aircraft.
An-32 and C295 are different class
40-50 troop capacity vs 70+
7.5 Ton vs 10 Ton

C-130 is approx 20 Ton, C-27J capacity is 11.5 Ton
So there is no point of having both C295 and c-27J
post 2030, we will look for either An-32 replacement by Antonov itself, An-132 or by a improved MTA (may be russian will agree with engine change india wants).
 

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01. Guessing this is hangar of Samarth Class OPV. It can take a sea king class heptr:

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02. Landing on merchant tanker:

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03. Looking for signs of trouble:

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04. Collaboration with Customs at sea :india2::

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Three Pakistan commandos killed as Indian trawler collides with their boat off Gujarat coast

In a freak accident in mid sea off the Gujarat coast, three commandos of the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) lost their lives, one has gone missing and two rescued by the Indian Coast Guard. Coast Guard ship Arinjay, on receiving a message of accident, reached the spot and found three bodies found floating. Its personnel rescued two commandos. The rescued and the bodies were handed over to the PMSA, sources said.The Coast Guard has alerted coastal police stations in Gujarat on the missing commando. A fleet of PMSA boats allegedly entered the Indian territorial waters around 70 nautical miles off the Jakhau port and started rounding up a dozen Indian fishing trawlers which were on a fishing expedition. When they were being escorted to be taken to the Karachi port, fishing trawler Mahenoor broke down and collided with a small fast boat of the PSMA, causing it to capsize with the six commandos on board. After the Coast Guard officials handed over the bodies to the PMSA, the latter, on its part, released the Indian boats, including the one that caused the accident. "The incident occurred in the early hours of Monday and the Coast Guard's Okha based ship, Arinjay was pressed into service," a source from Kutch told The Hindu. The names of the Indian boats were given as Uma Shakti, Parsuram, Trishul, Savan, Ashirvad, Kishan Kanhaiya, Baba Tajuddin and Mehnoor. The incident took place approximately 10 nautical miles within the Indian waters.

Three Pakistan commandos killed as Indian trawler collides with their boat off Gujarat coast
 

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Three Pakistan commandos killed as Indian trawler collides with their boat off Gujarat coast

In a freak accident in mid sea off the Gujarat coast, three commandos of the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) lost their lives, one has gone missing and two rescued by the Indian Coast Guard. Coast Guard ship Arinjay, on receiving a message of accident, reached the spot and found three bodies found floating. Its personnel rescued two commandos. The rescued and the bodies were handed over to the PMSA, sources said.The Coast Guard has alerted coastal police stations in Gujarat on the missing commando. A fleet of PMSA boats allegedly entered the Indian territorial waters around 70 nautical miles off the Jakhau port and started rounding up a dozen Indian fishing trawlers which were on a fishing expedition. When they were being escorted to be taken to the Karachi port, fishing trawler Mahenoor broke down and collided with a small fast boat of the PSMA, causing it to capsize with the six commandos on board. After the Coast Guard officials handed over the bodies to the PMSA, the latter, on its part, released the Indian boats, including the one that caused the accident. "The incident occurred in the early hours of Monday and the Coast Guard's Okha based ship, Arinjay was pressed into service," a source from Kutch told The Hindu. The names of the Indian boats were given as Uma Shakti, Parsuram, Trishul, Savan, Ashirvad, Kishan Kanhaiya, Baba Tajuddin and Mehnoor. The incident took place approximately 10 nautical miles within the Indian waters.

Three Pakistan commandos killed as Indian trawler collides with their boat off Gujarat coast
That indian boat captain must have did that purposely ..haha

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4 nos Auxiliary Vessels for Indian Coast Guard for supplying fuel and fresh water to Coast Guard vessels at various locations.
 

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Centre clears Rs 32K crore plan to bolster Coast Guard

NEW DELHI: The government has approved a 31,748 crore "definitive five-year action programme" for the Coast Guard, which is the defence ministry's smallest armed force after the Army, IAF and Navy but whose role has become crucial ever since the 26/11 terror strikes in Mumbai in 2008.

Sources said the action plan to bolster the force-levels of Coast Guard in terms of offshore patrol vessels, boats, helicopters, aircraft and critical operational infrastructure was cleared at a meeting chaired by defence secretary Sanjay Mitra earlier this month.

The aim is to make the Coast Guard a 175-ship and 110-aircraft force by 2022 to plug operational gaps and strengthen its capabilities to safeguard coastal security, island territories, offshore assets and marine environment as well as undertake anti-piracy, anti-smuggling, oil-spill and pollution-control operations.

India has a 7,516-km coastline, with 1,382 islands and a sprawling Exclusive Economic Zone of 2.01 million sq km, which will go up to almost 3 million sq km after delimitation of the Continental Shelf.

But the Coast Guard currently has 130 "surface units'' in the shape of 60 ships (offshore patrol vessels, fast patrol vessels and pollution-control vessels), 18 hovercrafts, and 52 smaller interceptor boats/crafts. The "air units", in turn, are limited to 39 Dornier maritime surveillance aircraft, 19 Chetak choppers and four Dhruv advanced light helicopters.

The action plan intends to "consolidate the progress" made by the Coast Guard, which is currently headed by Rajendra Singh as the director-general, after the 26/11 strikes punched gaping holes in the country's coastal security architecture.

"The force already has 65 ships and interceptor crafts/boats under construction. Moreover, the acquisition of 30 helicopters for over 5,000 crore is also underway," said a source. While 16 indigenous Dhruv choppers have already been ordered from Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, the procurement of 14 twin-engine EC-725 tactical choppers, which can carry up to 30 passengers, from Airbus is in the final stages of approval now.

With Coast Guard also looking for six more maritime multi-mission surveillance aircraft, the force will also get five more air stations/enclaves to add to the nine such establishments already present. "The existing 42 stations (20 were sanctioned after 26/11), under the five regional headquarters at Gandhinagar, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Port Blair, will also be fully-developed and made 'smart' with better infrastructure," said the source.

"Coast Guard has taken a conscious decision to stabilize its geographic spread in order to also focus on development of critical operational infrastructure like jetties for ships and hangers for aircraft," he added.
With an existing manpower of around 1,600 officers, 9,000 uniformed personnel and 1,200 civilians, the Coast Guard primarily has a non-military maritime security charter, except during war when it conjoins with the Navy for national defence operations.

The force, however, now also acts as the "lead intelligence agency for coastal and sea borders". The 26/11 Mumbai carnage, after all, had exposed the lack of "critical connectivity'' between intelligence agencies and security agencies.
Since then, the Navy and Coast Guard have dramatically cranked up their maritime vigil. Several other measures, ranging from Phase-I of the coastal surveillance radar network to the naval NC3I (national command, control, communication and intelligence) network have been implemented. But much more needs to be done.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...dium=referral&utm_campaign=TOIMobile&from=mdr
 

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