SP's Naval Forces - June-July 2022

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    Indian Navy Submarine Force – Way Ahead
    By Admiral Sunil Lanba (Retd)

    We have been exposed to German, French and Russian submarine design and build philosophy, therefore the need of the hour is to have an Indian design and build philosophy to take forward indigenous submarine building programme

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    The Re-Birth of Vikrant – A Triumph of Indigenisation
    By Vice Admiral A.K. Chawla (Retd)

    Apart from being a catalyst in creating industrial and technological capability in India, the figure of 76 per cent indigenisation achieved during the ship’s construction implies that more than two-thirds of the cost of the ship’s construction has been invested back in India’s economy and its people.

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    Shipbuilder’s Perspective on P75(I) Project
    By Fernando Formoso Freire, Director India, BD & Commercial Division, NAVANTIA (SEPI Group)

    The key for success for P75(I) is based mainly on two main pillars: superior engineering capabilities and flexibility towards complex contractual structure for industrial collaboration

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    BARAK-8 – Advanced Air & Missile Defence System
    By SP’s Correspondent

    Barak-8 is an Indo-Israeli jointly developed surface to air missile (SAM) system, designed to defend against any type of airborne threat including aircraft, helicopters, anti-ship missiles, UAVs, ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and combat jets

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    India, Israel Trust Jointly Developed Air Defence Solutions

    The ability of a nation to defend its territorial airspace is a cornerstone upon which its sovereignty rests. It is therefore not surprising that governments invest tremendous resources to establish and maintain air defence systems.

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    By Jayant Baranwal, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

    In the lead article in this issue, Admiral Sunil Lanba (Retd) goes on an underwater journey tracing the development of the Submarine force in the Indian Navy. The Government approved 30-year programme in 1999 for 24 submarines is running way behind with only 6 submarines under Project 75 delivered till date.