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Helicopters versus a superfluous seaplane

For a navy wandering the far seas with warships with mostly empty helicopter decks, the prospect of acquiring any helicopter is of utmost importance versus the acquisition of a superfluous seaplane.

http://www.orfonline.org/research/helicopters-versus-superfluous-seaplane/
Long story short, he says Navy needs tons of helos, so lets not buy the "superflous seaplane" 'cause it represents a niche increase in capability and we have more pressing mainstream concerns like lack of ASW helos.
:doh: Again with the same BS logic of lets not buy "X" and use that money to buy "Y" instead. And he does not even deny that the seaplane deal is not eating into the helicopter deal budget. Indeed he only used the helicopter and the ASW deficiency to increase the length of his article that can otherwise be summed up in one line:-
Do not buy US-2 ShinMaywa because it is too expensive and provides only one capability that the Indian Navy might not need.
Edit: Not one mention of the fact that we need these planes to create a large military presence in the Nicobar islands. The outpost that will be a bulwark against Chinese expansionism.
 
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P17A Frigates updates
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1. To feature indigenous triple tube torpedo launchers on each side. Confirmed!
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2. P17A Hull blocks construction will start after October 12.
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3. (Take it with a pinch of salt) All P17As will be constructed at MDL instead.
 
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Why triple torpedo tube? Do you mean the 324 mm light torp? Why not the 533 mm heavy torp for a capital ship.
I would prefer MDL for P-17A and GRSE get cracking on the 4-8 P-28A.
 

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Contracts have already been placed by both yards for their workshare of Project-17A. Unless there is a major reason to change this i doubt MDL will make all P-17As. It will also delay delivery to IN as there are only so many MDL can make at a time.

We definitely need more P-28s but there seems to be no indication from the Navy :confused1:
 

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Latest pic of VC-11184 (just last month). Don't ask who is Meena Boi, its a nickname of my friend.
That 22m diameter Radome is breathtaking!
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Delete kaahe kiye be..................... :biggrin2:
 

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BTW whats this ship for????

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Ok. Here's a better pic since the 1st one is confusing & awkward. Belongs to one of the admins of that page.
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Looking at the size of this beast, and knowing that its a 10,000 ton ship, I can't begin to imagine what the Next-generation destroyers would like once finished. 13,000 tons :drool:
 

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Defence Minister to commission indigenous Anti-Submarine Corvette INS Kiltan on Oct 16

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will commission indigenously built INS Kiltan, an anti submarine corvette, on October 16 in Vishakhapatnam.

INS Kiltan represents a leap forward in the Indian Navy's attempts at indigenisation with as much as 90 percent of its content drawn from India itself.

The keel of INS Kiltan was laid in August 2010 and it was launched in Kolkata on March 26, 2013 by Chitra Joshi, wife of Admiral D. K. Joshi, then Chief of Naval Staff.

INS Kiltan is third of the four Project 28 warships. Project 28 was approved in 2003, and construction of the lead ship, INS Kamorta was started in August 2005. Two of the four corvettes, INS Kamorta and INS Kadmatt were commissioned in 2014 and 2016 respectively. The remaining one INS Kavaratti is under construction and is slated to be completed by the end of 2017.

INS Kiltan and INS Kavaratti are to be more advanced than their elder ships. INS Kiltan is capable of fighting under nuclear, biological and chemical environments. It will be a frontline warship of the Indian Navy with advanced stealth features and a low radar signature that enhances its anti-submarine warfare capability. The original INS Kiltan - an anti-submarine corvette - was decommissioned in 1987.

The Kamorta-class corvettes or Project 28 are a class of anti-submarine warfare corvettes currently in service with the Indian Navy. Built at Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata, they are the first anti-submarine warfare stealth corvettes to be built in India.

The platform and major internal systems of this class of corvettes are indigenously designed and built. The corvettes are named after the islands in the Lakshadweep archipelago.

The Kamorta class corvettes are intended to succeed the Kora-class corvette by precedence and Abhay-class corvette by role.

The corvette's design was originally planned to be based on the Russian corvette Project 2038.2, however, the basic design was later provided by the Indian Navy's Directorate of Naval Design, followed by the detailed design by GRSE.

The design includes many stealth ship features, including reductions in acoustic signature and vibration of the vessels.

Source - https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/mithali-hints-at-playing-in-2021-world-cup/1164210?scroll
 

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