SP's Naval Forces - October-November 2013

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    Cover Story
    Indo-Oman Maritime Relations

    Oman overlooks the Strait of Hormuz which is the sole entrance to the Arabian Gulf and the access of oil supplies to the world.

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    Naval Aviation
    Indian Navy's First AJT Inducted

    Four aircraft have been delivered to the Navy, marking the beginning of 17th such fighter trainers to be acquired over the next few years

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    Naval Guns
    Guns Remain in Navy's Future Plans

    Companion systems having both the gun and the missile launcher is the trend which may change by 2030, only if the missile costs...

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    Maritime Patrol
    Patrolling with Submarines, Ships & Boats

    Surface maritime patrol is an active patrolling of the area with submarines, ships and boats.

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    Unmanned
    Autonomous Undersea Vehicles Surfacing

    UUVs have undergone over three decades of development and experimentation effort spearheaded by the US Navy.

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    Interview
    'Our world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced and supported'

    Alain Houard is the Marine and Offshore Industry Vice President at Dassault Systèmes. In an interview with SP’s Naval Forces, he gave out details of the innovations at Dassault Systèmes that can bring sea changes in marine technology.

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    Submarines
    Big Blow to the Navy

    Eighteen submariners lost their lives. Their families, the submarine arm and the Navy need answers to ensure closure.

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    Show Report / NAMEXPO 2013
    India's First Naval and Maritime Expo: A Fair Success

    The NAMEXPO had a grand start marked by the berthing of indigenous stealth frigate INS Satpura and a scintillating operational demonstration...

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    Show Report / NAMEXPO 2013
    ShinMaywa showcases US 2i amphibian

    ShinMaywa showcased the US 2i amphibian increasing awareness about the aircraft and numerous roles and missions that the aircraft can accomplish making it a force multiplier and game changer in the Indian Ocean Region.

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    Show Report / NAMEXPO 2013
    AgustaWestland keen to be a partner and not just a supplier

    The defenc e mark et not just in India, but elsewhere too is not an easy one, particularly at this moment and the equipment programme...

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    Show Report / NAMEXPO 2013
    Eurocopter is keen on transferring technology, building a global supply chain in India

    Eurocopter keen on expanding its base in India showcased its naval and maritime helicopters, among them the AS565 MB Panther...

  • SP'S EXCLUSIVES
    Atlas Elektronik to upgrade Indian Navy torpedoes

    German advanced systems firm Atlas Elektronik has been selected by the Indian Navy to upgrade 64 German-built AEG SUT-66 Mod.1 heavyweight...

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    India to export sonars to Myanmar

    In an unprecedented move signalling heightened cooperation with neighbours, India will export indigenously developed sonar systems to Myanmar, for use by its navy.

  • SP'S EXCLUSIVES
    LCA-Navy ready to fly again shortly

    The LCA Navy, which hasn't flown for over a year now, is likely to fly again soon by early next year, top sources tell SP's. After a first flight in April last year, followed by three more development flights...

  • SP'S EXCLUSIVES
    BAE Systems to develop next-gen guided projectile for US Navy

    In a significant award, BAE Systems has won a $33.6 million contract from the US Navy to develop and demonstrate a Hyper Velocity Projectile (HVP), a next-generation, guided projectile capable of completing multiple missions for the Electromagnetic Railgun, as well as existing 5-inch and 155-mm gun systems...

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    Indian Coast Guard chopper competition moves forward

    Woefully short of aviation assets, the Indian Coast Guard finally has reason to cheer, with the technical bids from three vendors to support...

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    Pipavav bags Rs 920 crore Coast Guard order

    After being declared lowerst bidder last week, private shipbuilder Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Co. Ltd is poised to win a Rs 920 crore deal to supply design and build 14 new generation fast patrol vessels...

  • SP'S EXCLUSIVES
    Indo-UK Naval Exercise Konkan 2013

    The ninth edition of the Indo-UK naval exercise 'Konkan' was conducted successfully off the West coast of India earlier this month, with two frontline surface combatants from the two navies participating.

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    Indo-US Naval Exercise Malabar 2013 begins

    The next edition of the Indo-US naval joint exercise series 'Malabar' has kicked off in the Bay of Bengal. Participants from the US Navy include the guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85)...

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    Indian, PLA warships conduct tactical exercise

    On September 30, the Indian Navy and PLA Navy crossed a major milestone in military cooperation when Indian frigate INS Sahyadri and Chinese detroyer Qingdao participated in a marine security exercise...

  • SP'S EXCLUSIVES
    India to order 8 minesweepers from Korea

    The Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) is looking to commission a one meter diameter hypersonic wind tunnel to meet R&D requirements to support the design of futuristic hypersonic missiles...

  • SP'S EXCLUSIVES
    Vikramaditya to be commissioned on November 16

    The erstwhile Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier enters a new phase of its extended life on November 16 at Severodvinsk, Russia, when it is commissioned into the Indian Navy.

  • SP'S EXCLUSIVES
    ADA for Telemetry setup at INS Hansa

    In preparation for the LCA Navy getting back into the skies, perhaps by early next year, the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADA) is looking to fast-track the setting up of a shore-based telemetry facility...