SP's Naval Forces - October-November 2020

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    LEAD STORY
    Indian Navy Submarine Arm
    By Admiral Sunil Lanba (Retd)

    An important capability any Navy must have is a Submarine Arm. A modern submarine can conduct both overt and covert operations. In wartime a submarine can carry out a number of missions including, Sea Denial...

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    SUBMARINES
    Submarines - The Stealth Warriors
    By Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha (Retd)

    China’s projections of their future submarine fleet should be a concern for India. It gives China the ability to enlarge their maritime domain in the IOR and also provides them with the ability to maintain surveillance over India’s sea lanes of communication which can be interdicted during hostilities.

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    MARKETING FEATURE
    Russian Technologies for a Modern Indian Submarine Fleet

    Russia has extensive experience in the design and construction of warships, submarines and auxiliary naval vessels. Rosoboronexport, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2020, possess appropriate competence to supply foreign partners with these products.

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    SUBMARINES
    Anti Submarine Warfare Are the Oceans Getting Darker?
    By Commodore G. Prakash (Retd)

    ASW is the toughest element of warfare at sea, and the dice are overwhelmingly loaded in favour of submarines. What is worse, is that submarines are getting quieter, deadlier and more numerous by the day.

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    MARKETING FEATURE
    A New Era in Countermine Warfare

    Rosobo ronexport off ers the widest range of weapons and military equipment for the Navy. The company’s catalog includes advanced combatant and auxiliary ships, as well as unique equipment for them.

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    EXCLUSIVE / BOEING
    “We have invested in partnerships with the Indian Aerospace Ecosystem”

    We are excited about our ‘By India-For India’ proposal for the F/A-18 Super Hornets Block III, that will build on Boeing’s existing and on-going successful sustainment programmes for the Indian Navy and will develop the depth and breadth of specific capabilities to sustain the aircraft from India...

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    WEAPON SYSTEMS
    The M134D Dillon Aero Gatling Gun System
    By SP’s Correspondent

    Dillon Aero’s M134D is the only fully tested, qualified, and combat-proven 7.62mm Gatling Gun system available in the market today. Supplied to U.S. Special Operations Forces from 1989 onwards, the M134D is designed, produced, and supported by an ISO 90001:2008 certified company.

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    SPECIAL REPORTS
    Navantia Passes the First Safety Milestone of the S-81 Submarine: The Power-up

    Navantia shipyard in Cartagena has successfully carried out the power-up activity tests to the S-81 “Isaac Peral” submarine. The S-81 is the first of four S-80P class submarines under construction for the Spanish Navy by Navantia.

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    SPECIAL REPORTS
    Successful Flight Test of SMART

    Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART) has been successfully flight tested on October 5, 2020 at 1145 hrs from Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha.

  • SPECIAL REPORTS
    EMI/EMC testing as per MIL-STD-461

    MIL-STD-461 specifies the requirements for the control of electromagnetic interference characteristics (emissions and susceptibility) of electronic, electrical, and electromechanical equipment/system/subsystems (Rack mount/Wall mount/Floor standing) designed for various agencies of the Department of Defence (DoD).

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    Appointments

    Ministry of Defence, India appointed V. L. Kantha Rao, a 1992 batch IAS officer of MP cadre, as the next Director General (Acquisition) in the defence ministry...
    The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet also named Rao’s successor in the Department of Defence Production. Sanjay Jaju...

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    Editorial
    By Jayant Baranwal, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

    Submarine Day is celebrated every year on December 8 to commemorate the induction of the first submarine INS Kalvari into the Indian Navy. Thus this issue is focused on Indian Navy’s Submarine Arm with the lead article by former Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba.