Monday, 22 June 2015

Indian Navy Procurement Plan

INDIGENOUS WARSHIPS
STATUS
ENTRY INTO SERVICE
Project 15A ‘Kolkata’
class Destroyer
All three 6,800 tonne destroyers are significantly behind schedule.
First of class INS Kolkata,
to be delivered to Navy this
year. Sister ships INS Kochi
and INS are likely to both
be in service by 2016
Project 15B Destroyer
Follow on class to Project 15A. Contract for four
P-15B ships has been
signed in January 2011,
Delivery schedule for four
ships projected to be
July 2018, July 2020,
July 2022 and July 2024
Project 17 ‘Shivalik’
class Frigate
INS Sahyadri, the third
and last of the Shivalik-
class was delivered
this year
First two ships, INS Shivalik
and INS Satpura already
on active duty with Indian
Navy
Project 17 A Frigate
Will consist of seven
frigates.
First of class expected to be
Delivered to the Indian
Navy  post 2018.
Project  28 ‘Kamorta’
class ASW Corvette
Total of four in class.
Keel of the third ASW corvette ‘Kiltan’ was
laid in August 2010.
Fourth and last of class named ‘Kavaratti.’
INS Kamorta to be delivered
to the Indian Navy this year
and INS Kadmatt in 2013.
AIRCRAFT CARRIER
STATUS
ENTRY INTO SERVICE
INS VIKRAMADITYA
Commissioned into the
Indian Navy in November
last year.
In service.
Indigenous Aircraft Carrier 1 (IAC-1)
Now named INS Vikrant. Phase-I completed.
Trials to begin in 2016 with induction into Navy being
planned for 2018.
SUBMARINES
STATUS
ENTRY INTO SERVICE
Project 75 ‘Scorpene’
Total of six on order, has experienced substantial delays, but project is now said to be back on track.
First Scorpene submarine
will join the Indian Navy
only in 2016. Deliveries of
remaining 5 submarines will be
completed by 2021
Sindhugosh-class
Type 877 EKM
(Kilo Class)
INS Sindhurakshak sunk at berth after a major fire last year and sister submarine INS Sindhuratna suffered a serious accident this year
Fleet remains operational
Shishumar-class HDW Type 209/1500
Upgrades planned to refit newer INS Shalki and Shankul with Harpoon missiles.
NA
Nuclear Submarine (foreign)
Akula II class ‘Nerpa’
called INS Chakra in
the Indian Navy
Operational with the Indian
Navy since 2012
Nuclear Submarine (indigenous)
First of class named
INS Arihant. Total of
three submarines to
be built.
Sea trials are expected to
commence this year
NAVAL AIR ARM
STATUS
ENTRY INTO SERVICE
Boeing P-8I Long
Range Maritime Reconnaissance
(LRMR)
Eight aircraft on order, options for more likely
Fourth P-8I delivered on
schedule last month. Two
additional aircraft to be
delivered this year.
Medium Range
Maritime Reconnaissance
(MRMR)
Request For Information (RFI) has been sent out for eight aircraft
NA
MiG-29K
All 16 fighters from
initial order have been delivered. Additional
orders for 29 more
placed in 2010 and
deliveries are now
underway
First MiG 29K squadron
was commissioned last year at
INS Hansa.
Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Navy Mk1
Behind Schedule. Target
date for Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) by 2014
will not be met.
IOC likely to be achieved by
2016-2017 with entry into
service towards 2020.



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