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India may start construction of Russian minesweepers of project 12701 "Alexandrite-E"

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India may start construction of Russian minesweepers of project 12701 "Alexandrite-E"

India may start building Russian minesweepers. The United Shipbuilding Corporation is considering the construction of Russian Project 12701 Alexandrite-E mine defense ships in India. This is reported by TASS with reference to the press service of the USC.


In our opinion, such a possibility exists with proper technological preparation. We are ready to use both materials and products of Indian origin in the project

- said the corporation.

The fact that India intends to carry out licensed construction of Russian minesweepers of Project 12701 "Alexandrite-E" was reported back in 2015. In 2017, the Indian Ministry of Defense considered the acquisition of 10 Russian minesweepers with the condition of building some of the ships at Indian shipyards, but the contract was not signed.

Project 12701 Aleksandrit-E mine defense ship is an export version of Project 12700 Aleksandrit minesweepers supplied to the Russian the fleet... The ship is designed for mine protection of naval bases, coastal maritime territories, detection and destruction of mines of all types, providing mine protection, conducting mine reconnaissance, setting minefields.

In comparison with the minesweepers intended for the Russian Navy, the export version has a new tank shape and a bulwark that is designed to increase the ship’s seaworthiness.

With a displacement of about 890 tons, the Alexandrite develops a speed of up to 16,5 knots. The ship's cruising range is 1500 miles, autonomy is 10 days, the crew is 44 people.

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  1. Thrifty
    Thrifty 8 December 2020 15: 07
    +2
    It's safer for us to build them ourselves, and sell them to the Indians. And then these builders will screw up, dump their jambs on us, we will lose another contract for these minesweepers!
    1. Civil
      Civil 8 December 2020 15: 23
      +4
      Hmm, why are the tanks of the ships of the same project different? I understand fiberglass and all that ... but the shape is the same
      1. Foxnova
        Foxnova 8 December 2020 16: 18
        +2
        Because on Obukhiv, he fell a little, plus the constant bay. And all the following buildings were redone
  2. 7,62h54
    7,62h54 8 December 2020 15: 08
    +2
    "In comparison with the minesweepers intended for the Russian Navy, the export version has a new shape of the tank and bulwarks, which is designed to increase the seaworthiness of the ship."
    We don't need seaworthiness
    1. marchcat
      marchcat 8 December 2020 15: 12
      +2
      Apparently for the Indians, it is more important. And in theory, there is nothing to scatter with technologies, you need to build and sell yourself. The economy is a huge plus, but from the sale of technology what?
  3. credo
    credo 8 December 2020 15: 10
    +5
    India may start building Russian minesweepers. [Quote] [/ quote]
    The whole point of the article is concentrated in this proposal, namely - "can start".
    Once five years, they may not start negotiations. It will become of the Indians.
  4. Mikhail S.
    Mikhail S. 8 December 2020 15: 10
    +1
    Yes, number 601 looks more harmonious. Perhaps this is the "E"
    1. 7,62h54
      7,62h54 8 December 2020 15: 21
      +3
      507 - Alexander Obukhov, assigned to the Baltic Fleet, he was first launched in 2014
      601 - Ivan Antonov, assigned to the Black Sea Fleet, launched in 2018, will be newer
  5. Pavel57
    Pavel57 8 December 2020 15: 19
    +1
    And whose anti-mine equipment will be?
  6. faiver
    faiver 8 December 2020 15: 25
    +1
    They're building it all, it's just a penny of our defense industry ...
  7. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 8 December 2020 16: 08
    -6
    India will build minesweepers with plastic hulls? The hulls will be molded, as I understand it, from elephant dung and bamboo shavings. Viman technologies in reality!)))
  8. _Ugene_
    _Ugene_ 8 December 2020 16: 27
    0
    "News" about the fact that in 2017 the Indian Ministry of Defense considered the acquisition of 10 Russian minesweepers with the condition of building some of the ships at Indian shipyards, but the contract was not signed? with material problems, basically some kind of filler