Indian Navy News

JFD's 3rd Generation DSRV (Photo: JFD)

JFD Completes First Phase of Open Sea Trials of its DSRV

JFD,  part of James Fisher and Sons plc, completed the first open sea launch, dive and recovery of the deep search and rescue vehicle (DSRV) for the first of two 3rd Generation Submarine Rescue Systems being delivered to the Indian Navy, the company announced.The DSRV completed a full launch deployment, dive and recovery in open sea, replicating the operating conditions of a real submarine rescue operation. The completion of this phase of open sea trials represents a significant milestone in the ongoing delivery and acceptance of the 3rd Generation Submarine Rescue System, which is grounded in a

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SMD Delivers Atom Mk1 ROV Systems to JFD

provider serving the commercial and defense markets.   The Atom systems, both equipped with ultra-compact launch and recovery systems (LARS) and SMD purpose-designed control and workshop cabins, provide a complete turnkey solution, which is essential for JFD in providing their customer, the Indian Navy, with reliable equipment for time critical missions.   Optimized for submarine rescue operations, each Atom system carries three emergency life support pods for delivery to a submarine forming the intervention element of JFD’s third generation submarine rescue system.  For this

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Scorpene Submarine Data Leak: Setback to Indian Navy

 India has began multiple investigations to determine the extent of damage caused by the reported massive leak of secret data detailing the combat and stealth capabilities of the Indian Navy’s soon-to-be-inducted Scorpene submarines.   The government thinks that the leak of the detailed plans for the stealth submarines of the Indian Navy, built by the French military manufacturer DCNS (in which the French government has majority stakes), is a matter of serious concern.   'The Australian' newspaper on Thursday uploaded a fresh tranche of leaked documents relating to information

Salvage & Wreck Removal Conference Session in progress Photo JRF

Salvage & Wreck Removal Conference Presents an Upbeat Mood

that come into play when an accident takes place and the importance of insurance in such cases. He cautioned participants to take care on the various things that need to be insured under Hull Insurance; factors that determine the value of a vessel and recovery in case of a claim from Insurers. The Indian Navy personnel and coast guards are well trained to undertake nuclear biological chemical damage protection measures, pollution response measures, etc according to Cmde Retd Ranjit B Rai, Ex VP Indian Maritime Foundation. He said, “ Navy and Coast Guards have both developed skills in underwater

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JFD Wins £193 Mln Indian Navy Submarine Deal

JFD awarded contract to design, manufacture and support two submarine rescue systems for the Indian Navy; these will be the first Deep Search and Rescue Vehicles (DSRVs) operated by the Indian Navy   Global subsea operations and engineering company JFD, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has been awarded a £193 million contract by the Indian Navy for the provision and long term support of its submarine rescue capability. The contract includes the design, build and supply of two complete submarine rescue systems, and a 25-year all inclusive annual maintenance contract.   JFD said

Japanese Submarines:  The Council of the City of Sydney

India May Add Japanese Soryu-Class Submarines to its Fleet

recently announced that talks with India are under way for the sale of six Soryu-class submarines.   The issue may be taken up at Parrikar's forthcoming meeting with Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani. “Everything is on agenda. We can discuss that issue,” he said.   The Indian Navy has a fleet of 15 submarines, but more than half are not equipped to respond quickly to contingencies due to aging.    In view of the growing activity of Chinese submarines in the Indian Ocean, the Indian government has put a high priority on arms buildup in order to strengthen maritime

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Goa Shipyard Seeks Foreign Tie-up for $5.3 billion Navy Order for MCMVs

 India's Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) has decided to tie up with the foreign yards for the technology transfer required to create these high-tech ships, after bagging the deal to build Mines Counter-Measures Vessels (MCMVs) for the Indian Navy.   Chairman and managing director (CMD) of GSL Rear Admiral (retired) Shekhar Mital said that the building of 12 MCMVs by the GSL would start after 3 years, following the approval of Defence Acquisition Council and finalisation of the contract.   The Union Defence Ministry had recently cleared the Rs 32,000 crore ($5.3 billion) -worth project to

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India Seeks Submarine Cooperation with Japan

DCNS), Germany (HDW), Russia (Rosoboronexport) and Spain (Navantia) are already girding up, with the first three having the experience of building submarines for India.    Indian official are also having discussion on acquiring Japanese US-2i ShinMAyva amphibious aircraft for the Indian Navy.   The US, on its part, has been pushing for greater defense cooperation among India, Japan and Australia to counter China's assertiveness in the Asia-Pacific region. The recent Obama-Modi summit led to the "joint strategic vision for Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean Region" with

INS Makar

New Survey Catamaran for Indian Navy

The Indian navy is operating a stable research platform built around a steel-hulled catamaran. The 53.15 by 16-meter (174.4 X 52.5-foot) INS Makar has a molded depth of 4.5 meters (15 feet). Designed by the Australian naval architecture firm Sea Transport Solutions, the INS Makar, first in a series of up to six vessels, was delivered from the Alcock Ashdown (Gujarat) Ltd form from its Bhavnagar shipyard.  Equipped with coastal hydrographic surveys and mapping as it primary function the vessel is fitted with an advanced electronic positioning system, multi-beam swath sounding systems

EdgeTech Delivers 12 Minehunting Systems to Indian Navy

EdgeTech, the completed delivery of 12 advanced sonar systems for the Indian Navy. EdgeTech was awarded the contract after a performance trial with a competing side scan sonar manufacturer; the LMCS System was selected based on its superior performance and meeting or exceeding all the trial requirements of the Indian Navy. The company supplied their Littoral Mine Countermeasure Sonar (LMCS) System employing dual detection and classification capabilities configured to work with SeeByte’s SeeTrack Automated Target Recognition (ATR) software. These systems are the designated upgrade to the

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