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The guy with the target designator is controlling the AK630 CIWS in the background. Why do they wear those white gloves and face covers ? @vstol Jockey @Falcon @randomradio @Ashwin

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Its quite interesting the websites you visit to source your posts. You certainly are a traveller.

The ak630 is guided by lynx fire control system which also controls the main gun , and in the manual mode it is guided through the BEL target designators , Which are of 3 types. The one in the picture is the older version.

Manual mode is used where human in the loop is required as a priority for warning or shooting down speedboats very close to ship or mines close to ship which the lynx radar cannot pick up properly due to heavy sea clutter at very close ranges. It's a general idea which I have given.
 
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That I am, as long as I have an internet connection(Ambani baba ki jai ho).
That porky_kicker fellow from Other Forum. is a much better/avid traveller than me.
You are him aren't you ?:sneaky:
Lol I am no traveller , merely a observer when the fancy strikes me
 

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. Why do they wear those white gloves and face covers ?

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Those white coveralls are anti-flash gear and fire resistant clothing. The anti-flash helps in case of an explosion or fire to prevent blindness and temporary exposure to heat and flame. Often their worn during general quarters exercises to simulate battle conditions.

Countries in the far north often use black anti-flash gear due to colder waters, which the darker color helps conserve heat in case of an evacuation of a ship. Same principle though. Protection from heat and light exposure.





White nomex is the more common form of said kit. Used by most navies.
 

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Indian Navy bigger beneficiary from logistics pacts with US, France.

The recent example is the help provided to Indian warships deployed for anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden where the pacts have enhanced their ease of operations.
ANI | Jun 16, 2019, 03.20 PM IST
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A file image of Indian Naval Ship Shakti. (Representative image)


The Indian Navy is benefitting from strategic logistics agreements signed by the NDA government with the US and France as its warships operating in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean Region are frequently getting fuel and other support for these countries' naval bases and warships in the area.

"Our warships operate as per our mission-based deployments in the Indian Ocean Region, Gulf of Aden and the Persian Gulf are far away from our shores. The strategic logistics agreements with the US and France are helping them get fuel and other support from them," senior Naval sources told ANI.

The recent example is the help provided to Indian warships deployed for anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden where the pacts have enhanced their ease of operations

Earlier, the warships in Gulf of Aden used to go to the nearby ports for replenishing their fuel and other stocks on regular intervals. But after the agreement with the US, the warships take fuel from the American Navy oil tankers deployed in that region to meet their fuel requirements," the sources said.

Sources said that the US Navy also refuels and replenishes from the Indian Navy bases for which the payments are made later, but at the moment the Indian Navy seems to be the bigger beneficiary of the pact.

Likewise, the French naval bases Djibouti and the Reunion Islands near Mauritius have also helped the Indian Navy warships operate freely and far away from its shores.

Navy says the pacts have also helped the maritime force to fulfill its mandate of being the first responder and security provider in the Indian Ocean region as per the task given to it by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Apart from the anti-piracy missions, the Indian Navy ships have also been Mission Deployed for Operation 'GULFDEP' in the Gulf of Oman and Persian Gulf, and Operation 'MALDEP' in the Andaman Sea till the Malacca Strait.

Malacca Strait is the area from where the Chinese Navy vessels enter the Indian Ocean Region.

While India and France are strategic partners, in 2016, India signed the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) under which the two countries can refuel and replenish from each other's designated bases.

India has also signed the Communication Compatibility and Security Agreement in 2018 after which the Indian Navy is talking with the Americans on a common platform at the operational headquarters level also.


Indian Navy benefits from strategic logistics pacts with US, France
 

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Indian Naval Ships, Commando Escorts in Persian Gulf Area: An Inside Look From Monitoring Hub.

By Amitabh P Revi, Prateek Suri and Shaurya Lenka Gurgaon 28 June 2019


SNI Photo: Indian Navy's Information Management and Analysis Centre(IMAC)

In a first of its kind operation, Indian Navy Marine Commandos(MARCOS) have boarded and escorted 10 Indian merchant ships to safety in the tense Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman region (as of June 28). The Navy has deployed two ships, destroyer INS Chennai and patrol vessel INS Sunayna, at both ends of the narrow strait after the May 12 attacks on four tankers anchored off Fujairah, UAE and similar June 13 strikes in the Gulf of Oman. SNI visited the Navy’s IMAC (Information Management and Analysis Centre) in Gurgaon for an inside look at the monitoring hub.

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SNI Photo: Courtesy Indian Navy

The IMAC and the IFC-IOR (Information Fusion Centre-Indian Ocean Region) are keeping a close watch on white shipping or merchant vessels, in particular in the troubled Gulf region. Tension between the U.S. and Iran has seen President Donald Trump ordering and then revoking military strikes against Tehran after an American drone was also shot down in the area. Though, India’s unprecedented operation preceded President Trump June 24th declaration that other countries should protect their own Gulf oil shipments, it underlines New Delhi’s concerns. He had tweeted, “Why are we protecting the shipping lanes for other countries for zero compensation. All of these countries should be protecting their own ships on what has always been a dangerous journey.” As SNI reported, the shipping industry feels crude carriers could become victims of collateral damage in any hostilities between the United States and Iran. India, which imports over 50 per cent of its crude from the region, does not want to take chances in the event of any disruption.

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Courtesy: Indian Navy

Taking SNI through the Navy’s IMAC and IFC-IOR, Director, Captain Harish Bahuguna said, “There is 24×7 watch keeping and monitoring in the Indian Ocean region. But the focus is on Operation Sankalp and the 35 Indian merchant vessels currently in the region. We take a real-time stock of the situation.” The MARCOS, he added, “board a ship in mid-sea after surveying it from a boat to ensure no mines have been attached.” SNI also learns the MARCOS are heavily armed and have been given options in their rules of engagement, which means they can even fire under certain circumstances.

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SNI Photo: Capt Harish Bahuguna Dir(IMAC & IFC-IOR)

INS Sunayna and INS Chennai, which have been in the area for a while, will also take turns in docking in UAE and Oman for refuelling and any other requirements in what is officially known as OTR (Operational Turn Around). Both will resume operations in a staggered manner after a quick OTR.

16 countries and 13 maritime organisations are part of the Navy’s IMAC and IFC-IOR. The government has also given the Navy a mandate for bilateral white shipping agreements for information exchange with 36 countries and 3 multinational organisations. As of now, white shipping agreements have been signed with 20 countries and one multinational organisation.

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SNI Photo: Courtesy Indian Navy

Highlighting the criticality of the Persian Gulf area to energy traffic, Captain Bahuguna took SNI through various on-screen real time data. In June, he said, “4900 ships of different nationalities transited the area. India had about 99 of these merchant vessels, with 30 ships currently present. 73 per cent of Indian-flagged vessels are tankers. Captain Bahuguna also underscored the Navy’s presence not only safeguards Indian marine ships but sends a strong message to all shipping in the area.


Indian Naval Ships, Commando Escorts in Persian Gulf Area: An Inside Look From Monitoring Hub - Sniwire News
 

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It looks like the P-18 class of destroyers are no longer to be considered fan fiction. This is about as official it can get. it seems they will be going for IEP. Wouldn't be a very difficult to imagine the rest of the far fetched spec sheet of the P-18 is on the track as well.

Indian Navy takes a big leap towards electric propulsion of warships

Training facilities set up prepare personnel to power next generation platforms

July 2, 2019, By Vishal Thapar

Electric propulsion has debuted on the US Navy Zumwalt class destroyers illustrated in this picture. Along with the US, the UK is also an early mover to electric with the Queen Elizabeth carriers, Type 45 destroyers and Type 23 frigates

The next generation of Indian Navy warships will be powered by electrical propulsion systems. Facilities to train naval engineers to operate electric drive ships have been set up ahead of construction programmes for new warships, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Command Vice-Admiral Anil Chawla disclosed in an exclusive interview to SP's.

Integrated electric power generation in surface warships has been described as the "direction of future naval propulsion", and this transition would mark a major technological leap. The US and UK have taken an early lead in the adoption of electrical propulsion in the Zumwalt class and Type 45 destroyers respectively, besides the Queen Elizabeth carriers and Type 23 frigates of the Royal Navy.

The new Landing Platform Dock (LPD) amphibious warships will be the first Indian Navy ships fitted with an electrical drive. "More significantly, the Indian Navy envisages electrical propulsion for its next series of destroyers, the P18, and aircraft carriers of the future," sources elaborated.

"....(There will be ) electrical propulsion in some of our future platforms, and accordingly, facilities to train personnel in electrical propulsion have already been set-up," Vice-Admiral Chawla told SP's.

Informed sources revealed to SP's that the new Landing Platform Dock (LPD) amphibious warships will be the first Indian Navy ships fitted with an electrical drive. "More significantly, the Indian Navy envisages electrical propulsion for its next series of destroyers, the P18, and aircraft carriers of the future," sources elaborated.

This next generation of naval propulsion will enable better stealth due to significant noise reduction, lesser fuel requirement, improvement in speed, reduction in environmental risks and an increase in manoeuverability.

The shift to electric will open up new avenues for procurement of propulsion systems for the Indian Navy. Warships built in India have traditionally relied upon the Soviet legacy Zorya-Mashproekt gas turbine engines from Ukraine

SP's has learnt that a 5 MW electric propulsion system has been set up by Siemens of Germany at the onshore training establishment INS Valsura at Jamnagar in Gujarat to familiarise Indian Naval engineers with the technology and train them to operate the system.

The shift to electric will open up new avenues for procurement of propulsion systems for the Indian Navy. Warships built in India have traditionally relied upon the Soviet legacy Zorya-Mashproekt gas turbine engines from Ukraine.

(The full text of the interview with Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Naval Command Vice-Admiral Anil Chawla will be published in the forthcoming edition of SP's Naval Forces, and also be uplinked on this website soon)


http://www.spsnavalforces.com/news/...-leap-towards-electric-propulsion-of-warships
 

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It looks like the P-18 class of destroyers are no longer to be considered fan fiction. This is about as official it can get. it seems they will be going for IEP. Wouldn't be a very difficult to imagine the rest of the far fetched spec sheet of the P-18 is on the track as well.

Indian Navy takes a big leap towards electric propulsion of warships

Training facilities set up prepare personnel to power next generation platforms

July 2, 2019, By Vishal Thapar

Electric propulsion has debuted on the US Navy Zumwalt class destroyers illustrated in this picture. Along with the US, the UK is also an early mover to electric with the Queen Elizabeth carriers, Type 45 destroyers and Type 23 frigates

The next generation of Indian Navy warships will be powered by electrical propulsion systems. Facilities to train naval engineers to operate electric drive ships have been set up ahead of construction programmes for new warships, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Command Vice-Admiral Anil Chawla disclosed in an exclusive interview to SP's.

Integrated electric power generation in surface warships has been described as the "direction of future naval propulsion", and this transition would mark a major technological leap. The US and UK have taken an early lead in the adoption of electrical propulsion in the Zumwalt class and Type 45 destroyers respectively, besides the Queen Elizabeth carriers and Type 23 frigates of the Royal Navy.

The new Landing Platform Dock (LPD) amphibious warships will be the first Indian Navy ships fitted with an electrical drive. "More significantly, the Indian Navy envisages electrical propulsion for its next series of destroyers, the P18, and aircraft carriers of the future," sources elaborated.

"....(There will be ) electrical propulsion in some of our future platforms, and accordingly, facilities to train personnel in electrical propulsion have already been set-up," Vice-Admiral Chawla told SP's.

Informed sources revealed to SP's that the new Landing Platform Dock (LPD) amphibious warships will be the first Indian Navy ships fitted with an electrical drive. "More significantly, the Indian Navy envisages electrical propulsion for its next series of destroyers, the P18, and aircraft carriers of the future," sources elaborated.

This next generation of naval propulsion will enable better stealth due to significant noise reduction, lesser fuel requirement, improvement in speed, reduction in environmental risks and an increase in manoeuverability.

The shift to electric will open up new avenues for procurement of propulsion systems for the Indian Navy. Warships built in India have traditionally relied upon the Soviet legacy Zorya-Mashproekt gas turbine engines from Ukraine

SP's has learnt that a 5 MW electric propulsion system has been set up by Siemens of Germany at the onshore training establishment INS Valsura at Jamnagar in Gujarat to familiarise Indian Naval engineers with the technology and train them to operate the system.

The shift to electric will open up new avenues for procurement of propulsion systems for the Indian Navy. Warships built in India have traditionally relied upon the Soviet legacy Zorya-Mashproekt gas turbine engines from Ukraine.

(The full text of the interview with Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Naval Command Vice-Admiral Anil Chawla will be published in the forthcoming edition of SP's Naval Forces, and also be uplinked on this website soon)


http://www.spsnavalforces.com/news/...-leap-towards-electric-propulsion-of-warships
What's the difference between diesel electric and electric propulsion?
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