SP's Naval Forces - Issue 6 - 2014

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    One-on-One
    Indian Navy: Ensuring Secure Seas for a Resurgent Nation
    By SP’s Naval Forces

    In an exclusive interview with Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief, SP’s Naval Forces, Admiral R.K. Dhowan, Chief of the Naval Staff, candidly spoke about the achievements and the mordenisation plans of the Indian Navy

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    Lead Story
    Indian Navy on Course for Consolidation
    By Rear Admiral Sushil Ramsay (Retd)

    The Chief of Naval Staff stated that the year 2015 will be known as the period of consolidation for a resurgent Indian Navy

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    Special Report
    Defence Minister Parrikar 'Deals' a New Mantra
    By SP’s Special Correspondent

    Transparency , efficiency and acountability are the stated touchstones for defence procurement under India’s new Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

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    Naval Helicopters
    MRH Selection Begins: Indian Navy selects Sikorsky's S-70B Seahawk

    Now that the MRH is a done deal under which the Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk has been selected, rationally the focus therefore must shift on to the second most crucial project...

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    Viewpoint
    Make in India for Defence
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    Unless the government approaches this problem in a slow, steady and more calibrated way, Make in India for military hardware will continue to remain a dream

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    Naval Helicopters
    MH-60R…. Deployed, Operating Today
    By Phil Shaw

    Deployed globaly with the US Navy (USN) and a growing number of international navies, the MH-60R anti-submarine warfar (ASW)...

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    Submarines
    Whither Project 75(I)…. and India's Submarine Capability
    By Commodore Anil Jai Singh (Retd)

    Indigenous submarine construction is indeed the need of the hour and requires to go beyond mere licensed production to truly include transfer...

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    Submarines
    Arihant Sails Out to its Hunting Ground
    By Rear Admiral Sushil Ramsay (Retd)

    The most vital and critical of all was the milestone when onboard 83 MW miniaturised nuclear reactor crossed the threshold to turn critical in August 2013

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    Submarines
    PLA(N) Submarines in the Indian Ocean: Cat Among the Pigeons?
    By Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd), Former Chief of the Naval Staff, Indian Navy

    No other country in Sri Lanka’s post-war history has wielded the influence, had the reach or commanded the servility that China today does...New Delhi has always been wary of China’s geostrategic interests in South Asia

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    Technology
    US-2: Bulwark of India-Japan Cooperation
    By SP’s Correspondent

    Amphibian aircraft combine the capabilities of rapid surveillance and prompt response, whether for relief or arrest or intervention, in a single platform

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    Interview
    Pushing Boundaries of Energy and Fuel Efficiencies

    General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group is a leader in research, development and manufacture of cutting-edge electromagnetic and electric power components and systems.

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    Report
    WASS: Successful Firing of Black Shark Torpedo WARSHOT in Collaboration with Malaysian Navy

    Black Shark, a heavy weight torpedo (HWT), is considered one of the top products of Whitehead Sistemi Subacquei (WASS)...

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    Marketing Feature
    Sea Borders under Total Control

    In recent years navies and cost guards of littoral states have been intensifying their cooperation in promoting security at sea.

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    Marketing Feature
    Underwater Strike

    The folowing Rusian shipbased underwater weapons possess great export potential: the 533mm DTA-53 twin torpedoes tubes...

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    Interview
    Rolls-Royce Offers Engines, Ship Design, Gas Turbine and More

    Rolls-Royce has been a partner in India’s defence modernisation and remains committed to India’s efforts towards achieving self-reliance by acquiring superior technological skills and modern manufacturing and business processes.

  • SP'S EXCLUSIVES
    'Make In India' Project 75 India begins

    India's massively delayed effort to create a second new generation conventional attack submarine production line in the country has finally lifted off, though several years adrift.

  • SP'S EXCLUSIVES
    Indian Navy scouts four MPVs

    The Indian Navy has declared interest in acquiring four multipurpose support vessels (MPVs), not more than 110 metres in length and with displacement in excess of 3,500 tons capable of towing navy ships...

  • SP'S EXCLUSIVES
    GRSE Readies For P17A Build Programme

    Alongside other DPSU shipyards undergoing internal upgrades to take on more complex shipbuilding work, Kolkata's Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) is in the process of transforming its infrastructure to adopt Integrated...

  • SP'S EXCLUSIVES
    Indian Navy for 9 New Tugs

    The Indian Navy is looking to procure nine new 25 ton Bollard Pull Tugs to assist naval ships and submarines in berthing and unberthing, turning and manoeuvring in confined waters and harbours.