Kolkata-class and Visakhapatnam-class Destroyers: News & Discussions

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Good. The Russians have kept mutual interests in mind.
Get the machinary and expertise here. Spares for An, Mil and Ka aircrafts can be managed from Russia too. Gas Turbines are critical requirements.

I think we had an MoU. Agressively build on that. By hook or crook if possible import the entire factory in India.
 

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Get the machinary and expertise here. Spares for An, Mil and Ka aircrafts can be managed from Russia too. Gas Turbines are critical requirements.

I think we had an MoU. Agressively build on that. By hook or crook if possible import the entire factory in India.

I believe a good reconstruction package for Ukraine in exchange for some crucial parts production in India will expedite the project. Preferably a JV through the private industry.
 

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I believe a good reconstruction package for Ukraine in exchange for some crucial parts production in India will expedite the project. Preferably a JV through the private industry.
Take a page out of Chinese way this time and pluck away Zorya. Atleast the workshop and toolings. We are going to use our ships with these turbines for 40+ years.

You never know if Ukraine will have resources to get this Factory back or how long will they keep running it. We will need spares support for 40 years.
 

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Take a page out of Chinese way this time and pluck away Zorya. Atleast the workshop and toolings. We are going to use our ships with these turbines for 40+ years.

You never know if Ukraine will have resources to get this Factory back or how long will they keep running it. We will need spares support for 40 years.

Post-war Ukraine will spend a lot of money on the military, even with foreign help if necessary. They will keep the factory going because it brings in foreign exchange. They won't give it up.

The best we can hope for is a JV with full Indian production for our own needs. Anything more is unrealistic. We got really lucky that we could set up an MRO facility in India.

But it's still not over yet. The factory is in Mykolaiv and it can very easily get destroyed in the near future.
 

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I hope this was not posted before.
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Y 12705 (Mormugao), the second ship of Project 15B stealth guided missile destroyers being built at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL), was delivered to the Indian Navy on 24 Nov 22. The contract for four ships of Project 15B was signed on 28 January 2011. This Project is a follow-on of the Kolkata class (Project 15A) destroyers commissioned in the last decade and the lead ship of the Project - INS Visakhapatnam has already been commissioned into the Indian Navy on 21 Nov 21.

Designed by the Warship Design Bureau, Indian Navy’s in-house organisation; and built by M/s Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd, Mumbai; the four ships of the Project are christened after major cities from all four corners of the country, viz. Visakhapatnam, Mormugao, Imphal and Surat.

The keel of Mormugao was laid in June 2015 and the ship was launched on 17 Sep 2016. The design has largely maintained the hull form, propulsion machinery, many platform equipment and major weapons & sensors as the Kolkata class to benefit from series production.

The ship is 163 metres long and 17 metres wide, displaces 7400 tonnes when fully loaded and has a maximum speed of 30 knots. Apart from myriad indigenous equipment in the ‘Float’ and ‘Move’ categories, the destroyer is also installed with under-mentioned major indigenous weapons. The overall indigenous content of the project is approx. 75%.

(a) Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missiles (BEL, Bangalore)

(b) BrahMos Surface-to-Surface Missiles (BrahMos Aerospace, New Delhi)

(c) Indigenous Torpedo Tube Launchers (Larsen & Toubro, Mumbai)

(d) Anti-Submarine Indigenous Rocket Launchers (Larsen & Toubro, Mumbai)

(e) 76mm Super Rapid Gun Mount (BHEL, Haridwar)

The ship had sailed out for her maiden sea sortie on 19 Dec 21 to coincide with the Goa Liberation Day and the ship has now been delivered. The delivery of Mormugao is an affirmation of the impetus being given by the Government of India and the Indian Navy towards ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ as part of celebration of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’. The early induction of the destroyer, almost 03 months prior to the contractual date, despite the COVID challenges, is a tribute to the collaborative efforts of large number of stake holders and would enhance the maritime prowess of the country in the Indian Ocean Region.
 
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MormugaoPics(1)J70P.JPG


Y 12705 (Mormugao), the second ship of Project 15B stealth guided missile destroyers being built at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL), was delivered to the Indian Navy on 24 Nov 22. The contract for four ships of Project 15B was signed on 28 January 2011. This Project is a follow-on of the Kolkata class (Project 15A) destroyers commissioned in the last decade and the lead ship of the Project - INS Visakhapatnam has already been commissioned into the Indian Navy on 21 Nov 21.

Designed by the Warship Design Bureau, Indian Navy’s in-house organisation; and built by M/s Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd, Mumbai; the four ships of the Project are christened after major cities from all four corners of the country, viz. Visakhapatnam, Mormugao, Imphal and Surat.

The keel of Mormugao was laid in June 2015 and the ship was launched on 17 Sep 2016. The design has largely maintained the hull form, propulsion machinery, many platform equipment and major weapons & sensors as the Kolkata class to benefit from series production.

The ship is 163 metres long and 17 metres wide, displaces 7400 tonnes when fully loaded and has a maximum speed of 30 knots. Apart from myriad indigenous equipment in the ‘Float’ and ‘Move’ categories, the destroyer is also installed with under-mentioned major indigenous weapons. The overall indigenous content of the project is approx. 75%.

(a) Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missiles (BEL, Bangalore)

(b) BrahMos Surface-to-Surface Missiles (BrahMos Aerospace, New Delhi)

(c) Indigenous Torpedo Tube Launchers (Larsen & Toubro, Mumbai)

(d) Anti-Submarine Indigenous Rocket Launchers (Larsen & Toubro, Mumbai)

(e) 76mm Super Rapid Gun Mount (BHEL, Haridwar)

The ship had sailed out for her maiden sea sortie on 19 Dec 21 to coincide with the Goa Liberation Day and the ship has now been delivered. The delivery of Mormugao is an affirmation of the impetus being given by the Government of India and the Indian Navy towards ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ as part of celebration of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’. The early induction of the destroyer, almost 03 months prior to the contractual date, despite the COVID challenges, is a tribute to the collaborative efforts of large number of stake holders and would enhance the maritime prowess of the country in the Indian Ocean Region.

This ship looks best from rear 3/4 view - imho
 
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