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Indian Navy plans to buy up to 10-ti multifunctional corvettes

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The command of the Indian Navy issued a request for information as part of a program to acquire multifunctional corvettes of a new generation. flot.com with reference to Jane's Navy International.


Indian Navy plans to buy up to 10-ti multifunctional corvettes


The program involves the construction of seven to ten 120-meter corvettes NGC (Next Generation Corvette). Their adoption should begin in 2023.

According to the resource, “among the options that are being considered to ensure the timely implementation of the program is the use of standardized modular structures and the distribution of orders for the construction of ship modules or all hulls at various shipbuilding enterprises in India.”

The peculiarity of the NGC program is that “in accordance with the global trends”, the Indian Navy is moving from specialized corvettes that are currently being exploited to multi-functional ones.

"The corvette construction program has become part of the 15-year development plan of the Indian Navy for 2012-2027, which implies an increase fleet from 140 ships today to 212 ships by 2027. It should be borne in mind that by 2027, 68 ships of the existing fleet (almost half) will be withdrawn from service, ”the article says.

Another program, for example, plans to build an 10-rocket corvettes project 1241RE ("Tarantula-1") and 16 build small-sized corvettes to combat submarines in shallow water areas.

It is noted that, at present, about 50-ti ships and submarines have been ordered at various enterprises in the country. In addition, the construction approved another 64-x.
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  1. Monarchist
    Monarchist 8 November 2016 16: 25
    +2
    India has a business approach: pay as little as possible and get the maximum for this money.
    As a result, they are: some of the most well-off aircraft in the world.
    1. Banishing liberoids
      Banishing liberoids 8 November 2016 16: 35
      0
      The monarchist almost never pays for weapons, but, according to the level of equipment of the army, he’s almost in the ass — inconsistency with your statement.
      1. Giant thought
        Giant thought 8 November 2016 16: 58
        +2
        By and large, the Indians have financial opportunities, so they can choose to twist their noses when choosing, while we have limited options, and what is highlighted is not always spent efficiently, unfortunately.
    2. Samaritan
      Samaritan 8 November 2016 18: 01
      +6
      A week ago, he landed in India, the state of GOA. At the airport they meet: IL-38 3 pieces, a MiG-29 KUB and an analogue of THREAD ...
  2. Banishing liberoids
    Banishing liberoids 8 November 2016 16: 33
    +9
    The Chinese are also building a fleet at their side like scalded ones, so Krishna himself ordered the Indians to at least not lag behind.
  3. legkostup
    legkostup 8 November 2016 16: 51
    +2
    I don’t understand how for so many years the Indians never learned how to build corvettes themselves. But China has learned.
  4. Sashka
    Sashka 8 November 2016 17: 12
    +3
    . the construction of 16 small-sized corvettes to combat submarines in shallow areas.

    Interestingly, submarines are also not very small to go in shallow water ?!
    wassat
    Good day to all.