SP's Naval Forces - Aero India 2021 Special

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    LEAD STORY
    Decade of the Maritime Air Power
    By Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha (Retd)

    Maritime Air Power is applied in the maritime theatre to fulfill maritime objectives, as well as achieving the necessary degree of air control for maritime operations within this area of interest.

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    FORCE PROJECTION
    Carrier Battle Group for Force Projection
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    Carrier strike groups represent some of the most potent means of force projection in any nation’s military, made up of an aircraft carrier and assorted ships tasked with defending and supporting carrier operations

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    NAVAL FIGHTER AIRCRAFT
    Navy’s Quest for Carrier Borne Fighters
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    The Chinese PLAAF and PLAN Aviation continue to field greater numbers of fourth-generation aircraft like J-20 and probably will become a majority fourth-generation force within the next several years.

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    AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS
    Landing Platform Docks
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    China announced that it would deploy 1,00,000 marines overseas and has expanded its Marine Corps and developed amphibious assault ships and vehicles.

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    AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS
    GRSE delivered IN LCU L-58 (Yard 2099)

    Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd., (GRSE), tops off year 2020 with “Delivery” of the “Last of Eight LCU Project” & “Start Production” of the First Ship of Eight ASWSWC Project.

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    MODERNISATION
    Military Modernisation? Is That All We Want?
    By Commodore G. Prakash (Retd)

    Any country faced with adversaries must, based on the resources available, decide on the overall path to take towards conflict resolution, assigning responsibilities to every arm of the state.

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    UPGRADES
    Converting Cheetah/Chetak as UAV for Ship Operations
    By Commodore (Dr) R.K. Rana (Retd)

    With the advancements in drone technologies, there is a large proliferation of drone designers and manufacturers of different sizes and roles in India.

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    NAVAL MODERNISATION
    Boeing: Committed to Supporting Indian Aerospace and Defence
    By SP’s Correspondent

    With over seven decades of presence in India, Boeing has supported the development of indigenous aerospace and defence capabilities in the country.

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    ANTI SUBMARINE WARFARE
    Aerial Submarine Hunters
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    Detection of submarine is done primarily by a Sonobuoy and Magnetic Anomaly Detector (MAD) - refers specifically to magnetometers used by military forces to detect submarines by observing the change in the magnetic field

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    UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS
    Schiebel’s state-of-the-art CAMCOPTER S-100 UAV — Latest Missions and Current Capabilities

    Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER S-100 Ver - tical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air System (UAS) is currently in use on five continents with 33 customers.

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    UNMANNED SYSTEMS
    The Year of Heron TP

    The proliferation of drones in conflict areas highlight the role of large un manned aircraft systems (UAS) have in modern conflicts.

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    BI-LATERAL
    India, Singapore to Cooperate in Submarine Rescue
    By Ranjit Kumar

    As Singapore Navy augments its underwater war fighting assets, it has entered into a significant agreement with the Indian Navy, which will come to the rescue of Singaporean submarines in times of crisis or a major accident.

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    NEWS
    Indian Navy Conducts Joint Ex with Army and Air Force

    A large-scale tri-service joint amphibious exercise AMPHEX - 21 was conducted in Andaman & Nicobar from January 21–25, 2021. The exercise involved participation of Naval ships, amphibious troops of the Army and different types of aircraft from the Air force.

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    NEWS
    Launch of ‘Himgiri,’ First Ship of Project 17A

    Himgiri, the first of the three Project 17A ships being built at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata, was launched on December14, 2020 with CDS General Bipin Rawat being the Chief Guest Madhulika Rawat, wife of CDS, launched the ship to the chanting of invocations from the Atharva Veda.

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    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh aproves proposals to procure equipment worth Rs 27,000 crore

    The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) held under the Chairmanship of the RM approved Capital Acquisition proposals of various Weapons/Platforms/Equipment/Systems for the Defence Forces at an approximate overall cost of Rs 28,000 crore on December 17.

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    FOC-in-C Eastern Naval Command (ENC) reviews operational readines

    Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain FOC-in-C Eastern Naval Command (ENC) reviewed the operational preparedness and combat-readiness of Eastern Fleet at sea over four days.

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    NEWS
    Coastal Defence Exercise Sea Vigil 21

    Exercise Sea Vigil 21, the two day coastal defence exercise was conducted on January 12-13, 2021. The conceptual and geographical expanse of Sea Vigil included the entire coastline and EEZ of the country and contingencies from Peace to Wartime were exercised.

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    NEWS
    13th India-Vietnam Defence Security Dialogue

    Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar, cochaired the 13th India-Vietnam Defence Security Dialogue along with his Vietnamese co-chair Sr Lt General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Defence Minister, Socialist Republic of Vietnam on January 12, 2021.

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    Indian Navy ships to be fited with Laser Dazzler

    Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has signed a contract with the Indian Navy for the supply of 20 Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation Dazzlers (Laser Dazzlers) on December 31, 2020.

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    Global Naval ISR market to reach $15.9 Bilion by 2027

    Reportlinker.com announced the release of the report “Global Naval ISR Industry on January 22, 2021. Global Naval ISR market to reach $15. 9 Billion by 2027.

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    Delivery of Tsirkon hypersonic misile to its armed forces in 2022

    In November 2020, the Project 22350 frigate Admiral Gorshkov had successfully testfired a Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile from the White Sea.

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    Appointments

    Vice Admiral Sandeep Naithani, assumed charge as the Controller Warship Production and Acquisition on December 21, 2020. Surg Vice Admiral Naveen Chawla, has assumed appointment of Director General Medical Services (Navy) on January 28, 2021.

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

    While the world is cancelling a host of leading shows, India has gone ahead with unmatched conviction and is organising Aero India 2021 with not even a fraction of change or an effect out of COVID-19.