Auxiliary Ships of Indian Navy : News and Discussions

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Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle(DSRV) Complex inaugurated at Visakhapatnam by VAdm Atul Kumar Jain FOC-in-C ENC. The Complex accommodates newly inducted DSRV in a Rescue-Ready state.

Any update on status of vessels which will carry these?

And can these be transported by C130?
 

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Indian and Turkish shipyards close contract for building FSS ships for the Indian Navy
The Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) is going ahead with Turkish shipyard partner M/S Anadolu shipyard after signing a contract with them for technical collaboration for enabling the shipyard to build five fleet support ships. Confirming this, a senior official said that “The total initial estimated project cost is about Rs 10,000 crore for the 45,000-ton fleet support ships (FSS) for the Indian Navy. The contract with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is expected to be inked within the next 6-8 months.”

“Though the contract is between the two shipyards, it is a good sign that the Defence ministries of both countries are onboard for this `Make in India’ project.”

As was first reported by Financial Express Online in 2019, the Turkish Shipyard was L1 and had technically qualified for the FSS project for the Indian Navy. In fact, it was down-selected from among three companies who had made the cut earlier.

Who all were in the race?
In the initial stage, seven global companies had responded to the Request for Proposal (RFP) and these included Italy based Fincantieri, Navantia from Spain, Rosoboronexport (ROE) from Russia, the German ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), and Turkey’s Anadolu Shipyard. The RFP was for the construction of five ships under the FSS project and was estimated to be at a cost of $2.3 billion.

At the end of talks and negotiations, only three companies were shortlisted and these were TKMS, ROE and Turkey’s Anadolu Shipyard.

The contract between the two shipyards was inked after the detailed analysis was done of the technical and financial aspect. There were a series of discussions related to price and ensured that all requirements were met before the contract was inked between the two yards recently.

This is the first time at a shipyard from Turkey is participating in a defence contract in India. As has been reported by Financial Express Online, the Anadolu Shipyard is part of TAIS industrial group. And the discussions were with the shipyard and not the TAIS group.

What will the Turkish yard do?
This shipyard will be giving the ship design, provide technical assistance and also supply the key machinery equipment (KME).

And, the HSL will be providing the latest technology which will include the pre-outfitting and the modular construction. Also, HSL will follow the best shipbuilding practices.

More about the project?
All the components onboard the ships will be made locally in India and the construction of five ships of about 45,000 tons full load displacement will help in giving a fillip not only to HSL but the local small and local companies will be playing a critical role in this huge project.

Even the steel used in the shipbuilding will be from India.

The local industries of cable laying, zonal painting and blasting as well as related small scale industries will get a lot of work.
 

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India selects Kongsberg Maritime AUVs for new hydrographic vessels

Kongsberg Maritime’s HUGIN Superior AUV. India has selected a variant of the HUGIN AUV for the four new hydrographic survey vessels it ordered from GRSE in 2018. (Kongsberg Maritime)


India has selected the HUGIN autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) from Kongsberg Maritime for the new class of hydrographic survey vessels it ordered from Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) in 2018.

India is anticipating the delivery of four new 3,300-tonne survey vessels from GRSE under the contract. The vessel has an overall length of 110 m, and can accommodate a crew of 231. It has been designed for “full-scale coastal and deepwater hydrographic survey of ports and harbours”, said the Indian defence ministry in 2018.

The keel for the first-of-class was laid down by GRSE in November 2019.

Each of the four vessels will be equipped with a HUGIN AUV, which has been incorporated with the company’s HiPAP 502 high-accuracy acoustic positioning and communication system, said Kongsberg Maritime in a 25 September statement.
 

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The design for HSL Diving Support Vessels is from Vik-Sandvik Design India

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Looks like both CSL & MDL would bid for 4 Multi Purpose Vessel (MPV) but only info about the program is from is from the 2018 'Technology Perspective and Capability Roadmap' document.

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The design for HSL Diving Support Vessels is from Vik-Sandvik Design India

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Looks like both CSL & MDL would bid for 4 Multi Purpose Vessel (MPV) but only info about the program is from is from the 2018 'Technology Perspective and Capability Roadmap' document.

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Okay I am not sure if by MPV you mean the LHD/LPD project.

The MoD/IN actually translated the 4 LPD/LHDs as Multi Role Support Vessel , not Multi Purpose Vessel.

The MPV mentioned here will likely be 4000 ton support vessels with capability to support 1 helo operations, to be used as tug/ trial platform, Repair Support Vessel etc, not 20,000 Mistral/Juan Carlos.
 

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Okay I am not sure if by MPV you mean the LHD/LPD project.

The MoD/IN actually translated the 4 LPD/LHDs as Multi Role Support Vessel , not Multi Purpose Vessel.

The MPV mentioned here will likely be 4000 ton support vessels with capability to support 1 helo operations, to be used as tug/ trial platform, Repair Support Vessel etc, not 20,000 Mistral/Juan Carlos.
Any info on latter?
 

Amal

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Okay I am not sure if by MPV you mean the LHD/LPD project.

The MoD/IN actually translated the 4 LPD/LHDs as Multi Role Support Vessel , not Multi Purpose Vessel.

Nopes, not MPSV but MPV. See page 8 of
MPVs would be capable of towing ships, launching targets and being used as a trial platform for weapons & sensors. Capable of handling ALH/ NUH Helo Operations.


Looks like an ocean going tug/ testbed/ patrol vessel rolled into one.

Maybe Something like the French Loire-class ?



Loire-class vessels can conduct a wide range of support missions: They were designed to accommodate divers, to carry weapons and ammunition, to support submarines and surface ships, to tow underwater antennas, as well as to deploy a pollution control dam. They have a towing capacity of 80 tons of traction, a navigation speed of 14 knots and a significant endurance of about 30 days (without refueling). They are fitted with an 8 meters boat, several RHIBs and a crane for loading and unloading containers.


Or something like this.

 
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Amal

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@Ashwin @Ankit Kumar.

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, launch & recovery of torpedoes and launch of various types of targets such as Pilotless Target Aircraft (PTA), Remote Control Target Boat (RCTB), Self Propelled Underwater Reusable Target (SPURT), Expendable Acoustic Target (EAT) etc and trial platforms for naval weapons and sensors under development by DRDO. Since the ship will be employed for towing operations, the navy wants MPVs capable of towing ships of approximately 8000 tons at 8 knots continuously without any restrictions. The navy has stipulated that the MPV should be able to stage a Dhruv or NUH chopper and host a complement of 10 officers and 120 sailors. The ship should have a range of about 4500 nm at 15 knots and 7500 nm at 10 knots with 25% reserve fuel. The ship should be able to sustain 30 days on a mission and should have a service life of at least 25 years. The navy wants all navigational aids to be provided on board the platform, including Integrated Bridge System (IBS), AIS, LRIT, DGPS, two I- band COTS radars with ARPA displays etc. Standard Naval IFF system (transponder only) should also be fitted. Accomodation for two 30 mm NSG with EOFCS and HMGs/LMGs to be nominated by the Indian Navy seprately and integrated by the supplier.