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Indian Navy to Receive INS Teg in April-End As It Completes Sea-Trials in Russia
After the successful completion of the sea acceptance trials in Russia, India is all set to receive the INS Teg being built at Yantar Shipyard in Russia. INS Teg will be the first of the three new Talwar class guided missile frigates being built by Russia for Indian Navy. INS Teg will be handed over to the Indian Navy on 27th April at a ceremony in Yantar Shipyard. During the sea acceptance trial of the INS Teg which began in early March and ended this week.
Indo-Us Naval Drill ‘Malabar -2012’ Starts Off In Bay of Bengal
The annual Indo-US joint naval drill called ‘Exercise Malabar-2012’ has commenced in the Bay of Bengal at Chennai coast this week. Exercise Malabar 2012 will be a 10-day long exercise wherein both countries will carry out drills with the help of their frontline units. The main thrust of the exercise will be to showcase air defence and anti-submarine warfare capabilities besides other operations. The harbour phase of the exercise has already started out in Chennai.
Sikorsky Offers M-70 B Sea Hawk Chopper to the Navy, Plans Production Hub in Hyderabad
The US aerospace major Sikorsky has offered to make the naval variant of the Black Hawk helicopter in India once the Indian Navy decides to buy it for its fleet. The M-70B Sea Hawk will be the naval variant which, according to Boeing, can be co-produced in India with significant transfer of technology and manufacturing capability. Currently, the Indian Navy already has a tender for 16 helicopters with an option of eight more twin-engine, 12.5 tonne category helicopters.
GRSE Launches Second Anti-Submarine Corvette ‘Kadmatt’ In Kolkata for Indian Navy
The public sector shipyard Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) has launched the second homegrown anti-submarine warfare (ASW) called ‘Kadmatt’ for the Indian Navy. The Kadmatt ASW is part of Indian Navy’s Project -28 which aims to modernize the navy by creating stealth corvettes to destroy enemy submarines. The Kadmatt ASW was launched in Kolkata in the presence of Minister of State.
India’s Indigenous Warship Programmes Plagued by Constant Cost and Time Overruns
The excessive delays and cost escalation in various homegrown warship building exercises of Indian Navy has been brought to the notice of the Indian Parliament. The key projects plagued by delays and cost escalation include the Project 15A involving the K olkata -class guided missile destroyers, Project 17 involving the Shivalik -class stealth frigates and Project 28 involving the Kamorta -class Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) corvettes.
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