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Fatalis

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Fregat radar is currently present on 12 of our warships. It will also be on the 4 upcoming frigates. It is there for Shtil missile system but as we move forward towards the VL-SRSAM, what can be the possible replacement for the Fregat radar?
 

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We are currently using different radars on our capital warships. For example:

1. MFSTAR + RAWL- 02 (P-/15A/15B)
2. Fregat + RAWL- 02 (P-15)
3. Fregat + STAR (P-17)
4. Fregat (P11356)

In future, we will be having:
MFSTAR + Lanza-N

I get confused sometimes, like MFSTAR is the MFR and RAWL-02/Lanza-N are ASR so they make a great pair. P-17 has Fregat + STAR which makes sense as one is ASR and other is MFR. But then why were we using Fregat + RAWL-02 on P-15 class?

PS: Does anyone know which radar are we using aside of RAWL-02 on Brahmputra class? Previously, it was RAWS-03 but now it looks like STAR.
 

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Some updates from GRSE:

1. Sandhayak class SVL: First ship is 80% complete and will be handed over around October - November 2023. Second and third ships are 70% and 55% complete. The fourth ship will be launched mid or end of June. The project will be completed by 2024.

2. Arnala class Corvette: Two ships are launched with 50% completion. Third will be launched mid of June. Delivery will start in 2024 and go up to 2027.

3. Himgiri class Frigates: The first ship is 50% complete, the second ship is around 45% complete and the third ship is around 30% complete. The delivery will commence from mid 2025 and go up to end 2026.
 
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Some upcoming naval projects:

1. 08 Next Generation Corvettes: AoN accorded. RFP by mid 2024 and contract signing by mid 2025. It will be divided between L1 and L2 with L1 building 5 and L2 building 3 ships respectively.

2. 14 Fast Patrol Vessels for ICG: RFP out.

3. 06 NGOPV for ICG: RFP out.

4. 01 Cadet Training Ship for ICG: RFP out.

5. 01 Research Ship for Polar Oceanographic Research Center: RFP out.

6. 02 Multi Purpose Vessels for IN: RFP expected in 2024.

7. 05 Next Generation Survey Vessels: RFP expected in 2025.

8. 120 FIC for IN: RFP expected in 2024.

9. 01 National Hospital Ship of IN: RFP in 2025.

10. 18 Fast Patrol Vessels for ICG: RFP in 2025.

11. 22 Fast Interceptor Boats for ICG: RFP in 2027.

12. 04 LHD: RFP expected in 2025.

13. 21 Next Generation FAC for IN: RFP expected in 2024.
 

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So, how many frontline ships in the process of being built currently & also in the pipeline?

Also very likely new IAC2 order will also be given since its repeat.
 

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Some upcoming naval projects:

1. 08 Next Generation Corvettes: AoN accorded. RFP by mid 2024 and contract signing by mid 2025. It will be divided between L1 and L2 with L1 building 5 and L2 building 3 ships respectively.

2. 14 Fast Patrol Vessels for ICG: RFP out.

3. 06 NGOPV for ICG: RFP out.

4. 01 Cadet Training Ship for ICG: RFP out.

5. 01 Research Ship for Polar Oceanographic Research Center: RFP out.

6. 02 Multi Purpose Vessels for IN: RFP expected in 2024.

7. 05 Next Generation Survey Vessels: RFP expected in 2025.

8. 120 FIC for IN: RFP expected in 2024.

9. 01 National Hospital Ship of IN: RFP in 2025.

10. 18 Fast Patrol Vessels for ICG: RFP in 2025.

11. 22 Fast Interceptor Boats for ICG: RFP in 2027.

12. 04 LHD: RFP expected in 2025.

13. 21 Next Generation FAC for IN: RFP expected in 2024.
Projects waiting for AoN (people can add to the list.)

1. IAC 1 follow on
2. Kalvari follow on
 
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Some upcoming naval projects:

1. 08 Next Generation Corvettes: AoN accorded. RFP by mid 2024 and contract signing by mid 2025. It will be divided between L1 and L2 with L1 building 5 and L2 building 3 ships respectively.

2. 14 Fast Patrol Vessels for ICG: RFP out.

3. 06 NGOPV for ICG: RFP out.

4. 01 Cadet Training Ship for ICG: RFP out.

5. 01 Research Ship for Polar Oceanographic Research Center: RFP out.

6. 02 Multi Purpose Vessels for IN: RFP expected in 2024.

7. 05 Next Generation Survey Vessels: RFP expected in 2025.

8. 120 FIC for IN: RFP expected in 2024.

9. 01 National Hospital Ship of IN: RFP in 2025.

10. 18 Fast Patrol Vessels for ICG: RFP in 2025.

11. 22 Fast Interceptor Boats for ICG: RFP in 2027.

12. 04 LHD: RFP expected in 2025.

13. 21 Next Generation FAC for IN: RFP expected in 2024.
Why is the LHD/LPD so late ?
 

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So, how many frontline ships in the process of being built currently & also in the pipeline?

Also very likely new IAC2 order will also be given since its repeat.
A total 43 vessels are under construction out of which 41 are being built indigenously. Also, a contract for further 20 vessels has already been signed. They will also come under construction very soon.


According to open sources, AoN for 59 vessels has also been approved.
Why is the LHD/LPD so late ?
It got cancelled twice. Aside from RFI which was released 3 years back there has been no progress whatsoever. Though shipyards are very positive about getting the RFP in 2025.
 
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05 Next Generation Survey Vessels: RFP expected in 2025.
This is the first time I am hearing about Next Generation Survey Vessels. Although it was mentioned by GRSE that they are expecting the RFP in 2025, I think they meant the RFI. The RFI will come in 2024 - 2025 followed by RFP.

As of now following are the confirmed vessels in the next generation series:
1. 06 Next Generation Missile Vessels.
2. 11 Next Generation OPV.
3. 08 Next Generation Corvettes.
4. 120 Next Generation FIC.
5. 21 Next Generation FAC

Following vessels are also expected to come:
1. 05 Next Generation Destroyers.
2. 05 Next Generation Survey Vessels.
3. 10 Next Generation Frigates.
 

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Two warships of different classes were launched into the water, while the keel of a third vessel was laid on Tuesday at Larsen & Toubro (L&T) shipyard at Kattupalli in Chennai. All these are being built by Kolkata-based defence shipyard Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE).


The ships launched were Anjadip, the 3rd Anti-Submarine Shallow Water Craft (ASWSWC), and Sanshodhak, the 4th Survey Vessel Large (SVL) while the keel was laid for the 7th ASWSWC, GRSE said in a statement. Part of the construction has been sub-contracted to L&T Shipbuilding.
 
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Ships which are expected to be decommissioned soon (~3-7 years):

#Name - #Service Years
1. INS Shishumar (S44) - 36
2. INS Shankush (S45) - 36
3. INS Cheetah (L18) - 38
4. INS Guldar (L21) - 38
5. INS Kumbhir (L22) - 36
6. INS Rana (D52) - 41
7. INS Ranvir (D54) - 37
8. INS Ranvijay (D55) - 36
9. INS Kuthar (P46) - 33
10. INS Khanjar (P47) - 32
11. INS Vibhuti (K45) - 32
12. INS Vipul (K46) - 31
13. INS Vinash (K47) - 30
14. INS Vidyut (K48) - 28
15. INS Nashak (K83) - 29
16. INS Pralaya (K91) - 21
17. INS Prabal (K92) - 21
18. INS Abhay (P33) - 34
19. INS Sukanya (P50) - 34
20. INS Subhadra (P51) - 33
21. INS Suvarna (P52) - 32
22. INS Savitri (P53) - 33
23. INS Sharada (P55) - 32
24. INS Sujata (P56) - 30
25. INS Bangaram (T65) - 17
26. INS Bitra (T66) - 17
27. INS Batti Malv (T67) - 17
28. INS Baratang (T68) - 17
29. INS Trinkat (T61) - 23
30. INS Nirupak (J20) - 38
31. INS Investigator (J15) - 33
 

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No wonder they are delaying development of brahmos ng & other anti ship missiles. Pure lack of target practice, must wait a little more. :sneaky:
 
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Fatalis

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Now, it seems ENC has:
03 P-15 class
03 P-17 class
03 P-16A class
03 Rajput class (07 P-17A will replace them).

And WNC has:
02/04 P-15B class
03 P-15A class
06/10 P11356
 
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Now, it seems ENC has:
03 P-15 class
03 P-17 class
03 P-16A class
03 Rajput class (07 P-17A will replace them).

And WNC has:
02/04 P-15B class
03 P-15A class
06/10 P11356
The P16As go to Mumbai Naval Dockyard. Are you sure they have changed bases?

Further add the Kamorta Class under ENC (quite big ships , and once VL SRSAM is fitted, actually a frigate). Can also add the Kora/Khukri class Corvettes. They are big ships.

Veer class for the WNC.
 
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