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SP's Naval Forces - October-November 2019

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    Lead Story
    India’s Conventional Submarine Force Present and Future
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    The DAC, approved on January 31, 2019, the construction of six diesel-electric submarines with AIP at a cost of over Rs. 45,000 crore (about $6.3 billion).

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    Nuclear Submarines
    Nuclear Submarines— Deep and Deadly Killer
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    ‘In an era such as this, a credible nuclear deterrent is the need of the hour,’ said Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November 2018 as he announced that India’s first SSBN had successfully completed its first armed patrol.

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    Anti-Submarine Warfare
    Anti-submarine Warfare
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    John Holland designer of the US Navy’s first commissioned submarine, said in 1900 that “the submarine is indeed a ‘sea-devil,’ against which no means we possess at present can prevail.”

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    Industry
    Israeli Naval Industry—Key Technologies
    By SP’s Correspondent

    Israel Shipyards Ltd., has been in existence since 1959, providing a wide range of activities like Ship Design; Ship Repair; Project management and execution, and Technical and logistical support.

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    News in Brief
    Rajnath asks for Greater Indigenisation of Naval Weapons and Sensors
    By Vishal Thapar

    Defence Minister says strong Navy a guarantor of India’s security and prosperity

  • News in Brief
    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approves two Open General Export Licences to push defence exports

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved issuance of two Open General Export Licences (OGELs) for export of certain parts and components, and intra-company transfer of technology to select countries.

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    Global tender by Indian Navy for SAMs

    The Indian Navy has launched a global tender to buy short-range air defense missiles for its Kamorta class corvettes. Bidders have until October 17, 2019, to submit their bids to supply around 150 missiles.

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    News in Brief
    P-8A gets new kit for extended Search and Rescue capability

    Flying at a maximum speed of about 565 mph, at about 41,000 feet, the US Navy’s P-8A Poseidon already covers an operational area of about 1,200 nautical miles during a four-hour on-station period.

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    India to deploy naval aircraft for joint surveillance mission

    Within the first few months of 2020, India will deploy a naval aircraft at France’s reunion island as part of join surveillance mission with France in the southern Indian Ocean.

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    US Navy’s plan 2020

    In September 2019, the Navy’s fleet numbered 290 battle force ships—aircraft carriers, submarines, surface combatants, amphibious ships, combat logistics ships, and some support ships.

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    North Korea claims underwater-launched missile test successful

    North Korea has confirmed that it has carried out its first underwater-launched ballistic missile test in three years on October 3, 2019, in an apparent bid to dial up pressure on the US ahead of a weekend resumption of their nuclear...

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    Raytheon contract Sea-Based X-Band radar worth $500.6 million

    Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems has won a $500.6 million contract modification in order to perform research and development support for the Army Navy Transportable Radar Surveillance Control Model-2 and Sea-Based...

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    Communications & Power Industries contract for SDR TWT

    Communications & Power Industries has won a $20.5 million contract for the procurement of evaluations, repairs, rebuilds, and production of the Simplified Driver Traveling Wave Tubes (SDR TWTs).

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    News in Brief
    Contract for Raytheon to modify CIWS sensor kits

    Raytheon Missile Systems has won a $13.6 million contract modification to exercise options for Mk 15 Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) sensor kits.

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    News in Brief
    Steller Systems and Thales launch TX Ship

    Steller Systems and Thales have launched their design for TX Ship, a ground-breaking vessel that will help Navies transition to unmanned operations.

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    Editorial
    By Jayant Baranwal, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

    The Indian Navy celebrates ‘Submarine Day’ on December 8 which commemorates the commissioning of the first submarine INS Kalvari, into the Navy in 1967.