While HAL has 12 such ventures, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has two and Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL), one.
The French warship builder will be focusing on the Scorpene submarine and the Mistral-class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD), both of which are on offer to the Indian Navy in future acquisitions.
Naval Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL) is developing an AIP Plug for the fifth and sixth Scorpene submarines, which would be installed on them only if the development is completed within the schedule of the construction of the two submarines.
French warship builder DCNS will display the Scorpene submarine design at DefExpo 2012 in New Delhi, six of which are under construction for the Indian Navy at the Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) in Mumbai.
The Indian Ministry of Defense has put on hold the proposed Joint Venture between government-owned Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) and Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Company Limited.
The production of warships for the Indian Navy has faced considerable delays and a cost escalation of around 225 per cent in the case of the Kolkata-class destroyers and 260 per cent in the case of Shivalik-class frigates.
Air-Independent Propulsion is an auxiliary system for increasing the endurance of the boat’s sub-surface operability. The DCNS system, known as MESMA (Module d’Energie Sous-Marine Autonome), is based on the combustion of stored oxygen and ethanol to augment battery-powered propulsion.
The Indian Navy recently got a chance to run its eye over the Royal Malaysian Navy’s Scorpene submarine KD (Kapal Diraja or Royal Ship) Tun Razzaq, which arrived at Kochi on Friday, en route to Malaysia.
Vice Admiral HS Malhi, retired from the Indian Navy, calls the Indian Navy’s new stealth frigate, the INS Shivalik, the largest stealth frigate in the world. He should know, as chairman of the shipyard that manufactured it, Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL). He says the warship, displacing 6200 tons, is larger than the Talwar class (Krivak III) or the French Lafayette class.
The Radar Cross Section (RCS) of the ship will have a ‘smaller signature than our smaller platforms’, according to Director General Naval Design, Rear Admiral KN Vaidyanathan.