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GRSE and Naval Group of France sign MoU to Strengthen cooperation in the field of Surface Ships


In a revolutionary step towards transition from “ake in India” to “Make from India”, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd. (GRSE), yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Naval Group France, a leader in European Naval Defence Industry to collaborate in the field of surface ship that caters to fulfil the requirement of India and International Naval forces.



With this MoU, both the entities will collaborate and engage to offer high-end surface ships based on sea proven Gowind design developed for export market. Having built over 100 warships for Indian and foreign naval forces, GRSE will work closely with French and Indian industries.

The MoU also seeks to leverage the capabilities of both firms for meeting the growing requirements of the shipbuilding industry and offer a robust world class product utilising the State-of-the-art capabilities of both the organisations. This blend of modern technology, innovation and management of resources by Indian and French naval industrial leaders will be a real value proposition for international navies.

Highlighting the importance of collaboration Shri V K Saxena, Chairman and Managing Director (CMD), GRSE said, “Our association with Naval Group of France aims to set a new bench mark in capitalizing export market in the Indo Pacific region. The partnership will set a new ground for surface shipbuilding using design and technology assistance from Naval Group. This will not only bring mutual benefit for both the nations but also enable GRSE to deliver surface ships to Friendly Foreign Countries in line with our Prime Minister’s vision of SAGAR.
 

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With this MoU, both the entities will collaborate and engage to offer high-end surface ships based on sea proven Gowind design developed for export market.
Only for the export market ? I thought the Gowind would be a good fit for the 6 NGMVs & 7 NGCs requirement. Of course the weapons & sensors have to be modified as per the Navy's needs.

NGMVs is out of the question now. CSL has won that tender. Whether CSL will come up with their own design or they will collaborate with a foreign OEM remains to be seen.

Tender for the NGCs on the other hand are yet to be put out. GRSE has built the Kamorta class corvettes & it is certain that they would participate in the NGC tender. I thought that the GRSE will offer a variant of the Kamorta class for the NGC tender. There are logistical benefits to that.

It would be great if GRSE could learn modular construction methods from the Naval Group. The bane of our shipbuilding industry is the slow speed of production due to continued use of telescopic construction..
 
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Only for the export market ? I thought the Gowind would be a good fit for the 6 NGMVs & 7 NGCs requirement. Of course the weapons & sensors have to be modified as per the Navy's needs.

NGMVs is out of the question now. CSL has won that tender. Whether CSL will come up with their own design or they will collaborate with a foreign OEM remains to be seen.

Tender for the NGCs on the other hand are yet to be put out. GRSE has built the Kamorta class corvettes & it is certain that they would participate in the NGC tender. I thought that the GRSE will offer a variant of the Kamorta class for the NGC tender. There are logistical benefits to that.

It would be great if GRSE could learn modular construction methods from the Naval Group. The bane of our shipbuilding industry is the slow speed of production due to continued use of telescopic construction..

Since it's completely a foreign design, IN is unlikely to go for it.

The French are simply looking at making use of our cheap labour, plus our diplomatic advantage within the ASEAN and Africa. It's a good deal for us.
 
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