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India buys MCMV anti-mine defense ships

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The Ministry of Defense of India approved the acquisition of XMUMV mine-mine protection (MCMV) mine equipment (mine countermeasure vessel) manufactured by the South Korean company Kangnam (Cangnam). This was announced by the weekly Janes Defense Weekly.


According to the publication, the value of the transaction is 1,5 billion dollars. It is assumed that the contract for the supply of ships will be signed at 2013.

It is assumed that 2 ships will be built at the Kangnam shipyards, and the remaining 6s will be built by the Indian company Goa Shipyard Limited using South Korean technology.

At the same time, representatives of the Indian Ministry of Defense expressed their concern about the country's economic situation and the reduction in military spending that influenced this deal. If the contract is signed during the 2013 of the fiscal year, the first two ships produced by Kangnam will be delivered by 2017, and Goa Shipyard Limited will collect the rest by 2019.

The deal with Kangnam was originally negotiated at 2012, but was later postponed due to complaints from the Italian shipbuilding company Intermarine (Intermarine) about irregularities during the competitive selection process.

The MCMV ships are in service with the Republic of Korea Navy and are a further development of the Yang Yang ships. They are built of composite materials and have become of special quality, which provides the ship with a minimum magnetic field. They are equipped with hydro-acoustic stations (GUS) with high resolution and acoustic and magnetic devices for detecting mines. Special devices of the ship provide their undermining under water.

The eight MCMV ships will replace the outdated minesweepers of the Pondicherry type (Pondicherry) and the Karwar (Karwar) type, which, in turn, are modifications of the 266M Soviet minesweepers. They were put into service during the period from 1978 to 1988.

Since the end of the 1908's, the Indian Navy has been looking for a replacement for these outdated ships. The potential suppliers of ships in 2006 were the French companies Thales (Thales) and ECA, the German Atlas Electronics (Atlas Elektronik) and the Spanish FABAs (FABA). The relevant proposals of the French company DCN, the Italian Intermarine (Intermarine), the Spanish Izhar (Izhar), the South Korean Kangnam and the American Northrop Grumman were sent to 2008. Tests of products of these enterprises went to 2010.

Analysts believe that the deal on the purchase of ships MCMV will be made in order to increase the possibilities of opposition to China. They also note that the relations of military-technical partnership between India and South Korea are quite developed.
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  1. Kars
    Kars 29 October 2013 12: 46
    +3
    As you can see, the general trend in the purchase of weapons by large players is production on their territory. And companies (countries) as we see go for it.
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 29 October 2013 18: 42
      0
      Quote: Kars
      As you can see, the general trend in the purchase of weapons by large players is production on their territory. And companies (countries), as we see, go for this

      When the order amount goes over a billion, everyone becomes profitable.
      1. alone
        alone 29 October 2013 20: 09
        0
        At present, nobody is surprised at this. Here, the Turks also have a tender for air defense missile systems with mandatory joint production. and companies are willing to do it. Profit is most important.
  2. Garik
    Garik 29 October 2013 14: 24
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    Analysts believe that the deal on the purchase of ships MCMV will be made in order to increase the possibilities of opposition to China. They also note that the relations of military-technical partnership between India and South Korea are quite developed.

    This is called the balance of power in the region.
  3. catapractic
    catapractic 29 October 2013 14: 28
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    India is a major regional player developing its defense industry and in this century it will still say its weighty word.
  4. Migari
    Migari 29 October 2013 15: 01
    +1
    Unlike China, India is a reliable partner, not only buying weapons samples, but also jointly developing new ones, while not trying to clone them for sale, spoiling the relationship with the one from whom he received them.
  5. fatalist
    fatalist 29 October 2013 15: 09
    0
    And why did our minesweepers not participate in the competition?
    1. varov14
      varov14 29 October 2013 15: 39
      0
      No gentlemen, mine-clearing in Russia needs to be put in order, in principle, for the time being, no one should know about them. And to find out only when they go to the forefathers. And then a horned mine, a minesweeper - sucks.
  6. shark
    shark 29 October 2013 15: 45
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    By the way, according to the novelties of our fleet, there are submarines, destroyers, large landing ships, even anti-sabotage boats "Grachenok". But we have not heard about minesweepers.
  7. fatalist
    fatalist 29 October 2013 16: 24
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    Quote: shark
    but I don’t hear about minesweepers

    Such an article ran through:
    Project 12700 - Alexandrite composite base minesweeper
    http://topwar.ru/17176-proekt-12700-kompozitnyy-bazovyy-tralschik-aleksandrit.ht
    ml

    By the way, I wonder in what condition its construction.
  8. Kyrgyz
    Kyrgyz 29 October 2013 19: 03
    +1
    Since the late 1908s, the Indian Navy has been looking for a replacement for these obsolete ships.
    So the tender dragged on laughing
  9. Altona
    Altona 29 October 2013 19: 09
    +1
    Well, articles about Indians today ... Either tank exercises with Russian tankers, or South Korean minesweepers ... Hopp-pa ... Gangnam Style ... fellow