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Thursday, May 21, 2015

India Wants Russia To Help It Build Navy Ships Equipped With Missiles, Anti-Aircraft Technology

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(International Business Times)  -  India could soon team up with Russia to build frigates ships. The Indian Defense Ministry is reportedly interested in setting up a deal to build the war ships on its own territory alongside Russian producers, a shift from prior agreements in which naval vessels were delivered, according to Sputnik News.
The Russian news organization reported that the Indian government is interested in the joint production of vessels just two years after the completion of prior deals in which Russian producers delivered six frigates. "After we completed a series of three Indian orders, we hoped that India would continue partnership," said Oleg Shumakov, director of the Yantar Shipyard, which is one of the producers of the frigates ships, told RIA Novosti, according to Sputnik News. "The Indian Defense Ministry said the county’s navy needed three-four more vessels of that class. Currently, they are examining a scenario to produce such ships at home, of course, with our participation and under our guidance." 
Russia producers from 2003 to 2013 built and delivered six frigates to India. The first three ships were equipped with Russian Klub-N cruise missiles, while the others were equipped with co-produced Russian-Indian BrahMos cruise missiles. The new planned co-produced ships -- which would be of the project 11356 or Admiral Grigorovich class -- would be equipped with as advanced technology as possible.
"Weaponry progresses non-stop, so, I think, the new vessel will be equipped with something more advanced," Shumakov said. "However, as for its seagoing capabilities, it will be the same. Now we are consulting with our Indian colleagues on all the aspects of the project."
The frigates from project 11356, which weigh 4,000 tons and are 410 feet long,  are designed to fight against warships, submarines and deal with aerial attacks. The vessels, which hold 180 crew members, come equipped with missiles, artillery guns, and anti-submarine/anti-aircraft technology.
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Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) has launched the Indian Navy's fourth Project 28 Kamorta-class corvette, Kavaratti . The anti-submarine warfare (ASW) vessel was launched in Kolkata on 19 May.
The 109.2 m, 3,150 tonne Kavaratti has a hull and superstructure arrangement designed to reduce its radar cross-section.  The Indian Navy claims that about 90% of the ship is indigenous. While the metrics for determining this figure are not known, almost all of the combat systems are assembled or licence-built in India.  (Janes,com)

INS Vikramaditya
INS Vikramaditya (meaning "Brave as the Sun") is a modified Kiev-class aircraft carrier which entered into service with the Indian Navy in 2013. She has been renamed in honour of Vikramaditya, a legendary 1st century BCE emperor of Ujjain, India.

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