MK 54 Torpedo Contract
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Three ships of Project 15a, which are follow-on of the existing delhi class destroyers, with improved stealth IhdWXUhV, ZhdSRQ dQG VhQVRU fiW ZhUh VFKhGuled for induction commencing early 2013.
a contract had been signed with the Mazagon dock Ltd for four more P15B destroyers, which will follow the P15a ships. Some progress is expected in 2013.
Four anti-submarine warfare corvettes (aSW) are being built at the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and engineers /LPLWhG, .RoNdWd. 7Kh fiUVW VKLS LV VFKhGuled to be inducted during early 2013 and the remaining at a yearly interval.
Four offshore patrol vessels are under construction at the Goa Shipyard Limited for the Indian Navy and are scheduled for induc-
The much awaited naval satellite is planned to be launched in 2012-13.
The defence acquisition Council has accorded acceptance of necessity (aoN) for procurement of 118 30mm Naval guns for Navy and Coast Guard. The case will be further processed during 2013.
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Fast Interception Craft
It is understood that as an interim measure the Indian Navy had planned to acquire 16 05H, dQG IRU ZKLFK FRPSdUdWLYh fihoG trials have already been held for the US Sikorsky S-70B and european Nh-90. The deal is expected to be worth $1 billion and the results are awaited. This deal should be fiQdoLVhG WKLV yhdU. 5)3 LV doVR oLNhoy WR eh issued for 120 naval multi-role helicopters. There is also a requirement for naval utility helicopters, the acquisition process for which is on now. The Indian Navy is about to induct four fast interception craft which have been built by Solas Marine Lanka Private Ltd and have been delivered. It is understood that 12 more are in the pipeline, all as part of the Coastal Security Scheme.