SP's Naval Forces - August-September 2012

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    Stop Press
    Admiral D.K. Joshi Takes Over as Navy Chief

    ‘For the Navy to fulfill its mandate as a maritime power for national prosperity, 24 x 7 attention would need to be paid at all levels to ensure that there are no gaps in our security preparedness’

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    Conference Report
    Old Sea Dog Bids Adieu

    Admiral Nirmal Verma reflected upon the often repeated query about the dichotomy of the fact that the Indian Navy which professed blue-water aspirations was now engrossed in brown-water operations.

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    Technology
    Weapon Systems & Sensors for Modern Warships

    Enough is not being done by the defence establishment to get the private sector industry on board in our acquisition and development programmes.

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    Strategy
    What’s up on Coastal Security

    Defence Minister A.K. Antony reviewed the progress on various steps taken to enhance coastal security emphasising that all the stakeholders should work with unified purpose and ensure that there are no gaps in the coastal security framework.

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    Mine Sweeping
    Easy to Lay, Hard to Sweep

    The mere existence of mines poses psychological threat to practically stop maritime operations and thus deny access to a desired area at sea.

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    Show Report Eurosatory
    Crow’s Nest Device “Dazzles” Pirates

    Designed primarily as a piracy protection system for commercial shipping, seen as increasingly at risk, the Crow’s Nest device presents a non-lethal deterrent that sends out an unequivocal signal to steer clear...

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    Naval Air Defence
    Protecting Blue Water Navy From Air Attacks

    With the development of air power, ships at sea also became lucrative targets from the air, thus, various types of cannons and guns were placed on board for air defence.

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    Interview
    ‘Boeing sees great value in partnering with India’

    Dennis D. Swanson is now the International Business Development Vice President for Boeing Defence, Space and Security in India.

  • Procurement
    Scope of Offsets Enlarged

    India gives OEMs (original equipment manufactures) more leeway

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    Diplomacy
    Militarisation of the Arctic Region

    There is the need to develop necessary military capability to hedge against the future military postures of potential adversaries. Militarisation of the Arctic may therefore be an irreversible trend.