#SIMBEX18 Dr Ng Eng Hen, Honourable Defence Minister of Republic of Singapore observed the two navies in action on 20 November 2018, as part of the ongoing 25th Edition of Singapore India Maritime Bilateral Exercise 2018 (SIMBEX 18) in the Bay of Bengal. Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff hosted Rear Admiral Lew Chuen Hong, Chief of Navy of Republic of Singapore Navy and officials from Defence Ministries of both countries. The Defence Minister witnessed successful missile engagements of aerial targets by ships of the two navies, anti-submarine warfare rocket firings, Medium Calibre Gun engagements, flying operations, a steam past by participating ships and fly past by #IndianNavy Hawk Jet fighters.
"We took our #AXF children today to the INS SHIKRA to participate in the on going celebrations ofNavy week which is on the 4th of December. The kids got to see how rescue operations are done, explore the helicopters being used and witnesses some aerial display which was followed by some delicious snacks. The kids learnt a lot and asked a lot of questions."
بر طبق خبرگذاری هند این کشور نامه ای را مبنی بر درخواست برای موافقت ایالات متحده به جهت خرید ۲۴بالگرد ام اچ ۶۰ رومئو برای نیروی دریایی هند به آمریکا فرستاده است. معامله ای که انتظار می رود ارزشی به اندازه ۱/۸میلیارد دلار داشته باشد
این حرکت اولین قدم بزرگ بسوی درخواست های بزرگتر از سوی نیروی دریایی هند است بطوریکه در سال پیش قصد خود را برای خرید ۱۲۳بالگرد متوسط مولتیرول به جهت جایگزینی ام کی ۴۲بی و سی کینگ های خود اعلام کرده بود.
According to indian press, India issues “letter of request” to the US for the acquisition of 24 MH-60 Romeo helicopters for Indian Navy.
The deal is expected to be worth $1.8 billion.
The move is the first major step towards an expanded requirement detailed by the Indian Navy last year for 123 medium multirole helicopters to replace the Mk.42B and UH-3H Seakings service.
The Indian DPSUs and the un-ending Saga~The picture explains
How much indigenisation has taken place?? Almost everything like planes, UAVs, tanks and missiles produced in India use some kind of imported technology. The Tejas fighter jet has 40 per cent imported content. It has a GE 404 engine from US company GE. The pilot ejection seat is from ‘Martin Baker’, the beyond visual range (BVR) missile is the R73E from Russia and the multi-mode radar is from Elta, Israel.
The indigenous battle tank, Arjun, has 55 per cent imported elements and spares are not easy to come by. The fire control system is from Elbit Systems of Israel, its engine, MTU 838, is from Germany and so is the gearbox, Renk AG.
In case of the much-applauded BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, the imported content is a whopping 65 per cent and is not even expected to come down as these are cutting-edge technologies. Large segments of its propulsion, guidance, control and seeker technologies come from Russia. A joint venture between the DRDO and NPO Mashinostroyenia of Russia produce the missile.
In case of the Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile, Israel Aerospace Industries, which is partner in the project, provides for 60 per cent of the content. The missile with a 70-km range has been installed on several Navy warships.
The list includes its anti-tank Nag missile, which has 30 per cent imported content. The Agni series of missiles has 15 per cent imported content, and so is the case with Prithvi missile. The Nag missile has been accepted into the Army after the DRDO made its own ‘seeker’. #DRDO#India#IndianArmy#IndianNavy#IndianAirforce#Delhi