Coming Soon
It's been a while, but as they say, better late than never. We finally made some time to redesign our blog and soon we will have our own independent website. The blog helped us reach a huge audience and generate a lot of interest in this area. As a result, the format and (utility) of the blog seems overwhelmed, hence the transittion to the dedicated site. The URL for the new site and content will be disclosed soon. Till then, enjoy the blog and continue to contribute to our posts.
 
 
Scorpene deal with France re-negotiated for technical details: Adm. Prakash
Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Arun Prakash, today said that the Scorpene submarine deal with France will be re-negotiated, but in terms of technical details, escalation of price, and warranty, and not in terms of price of acquisition.

Speaking to journalists on the 2nd anniversary of the journal ‘Force’, Admiral Prakash said at present the Indian Navy was only considering acquiring the Scorpene attack submarines from France, adding that the German firm HDW was not in the picture.

“The deal for Scorpene is to be re-negotiated, but only in terms of technical details, and aspects like escalation of price and warranty. Negotiations are only with DCN, and HDW is out of the picture,” said Admiral Prakash, adding, that the Scorpene in its present form would not to be equipped with the Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) system.

He further said that the Brahmos supersonic cruise missiles in its present form would be at the disposal of the surface ships only. Submarines, including the Scorpene, will not be equipped with it.

“As of now, the missile will be with the ships only. Making submarines compatible for Brahmos will involve a lot of design changes as well. The Brahmos, after all has to be fired vertically. Fitting submarines with Brahmos is not something likely to take place in the near future,” he said.

He further said that Navy was looking at various options for maritime reconnaissance aircraft, including the Hawkeye, adding, that the US has also agreed to offer the P3C Orion in this regard.

“The US has offered the P3C Orion maritime reconnaissance aircraft. Whether the government floats RPF or goes in for a government to government dealing is something to be decided later. After all very few countries make maritime reconnaissance planes,” he added.


Link

Posted by Jehangir Unwalla @ 9:54 AM

 

 
The global defense industry is constantly shaping how borders are protected, wars are fought, terrorists are tracked and caught, and global security maintained. We aim to track news, policy, military exercises and strategic affairs between the world's largest democracies - India and the United States.

Given the vast interest and passion we have in this field, we decided to launch this blog to give visitors the ability to track these developments, exchange ideas and link to other sources of Information. Our primary sources and links can be found on the main page. Some of the pieces published herein our ours, otherwise it is reproduced from other sources (news, think-tanks or publications) to provide our readers the ability to interact and respond. The link to the original source can always be found under the article. Articles and op-ed pieces written by us include thoughts and opinions that are ours, not those of any government or political party. Last but not least, this blog is not-for-profit, nor is it financially supported by any corporation, entity or organization. It is purely to be used for informational purposes and not commercial and/or profit motives.

Thank you, Nik Khanna & Jango Unwalla

 
Search
About The Blog
This blog focuses on current issues concerning defense and national security for the world's largest democracy - India. It is updated regularly providing readers with in-depth information on technology transfer, acquisitions, counter-terrorism, security and military collaboration and strategic dialogue between India and the United States. The site includes links to top defense policy & research institutes, think-tanks, military sites and research organizations.
Cooperative Cope Thunder
Nikhil and Jehangir wrote an exhaustive article about the Cooperative Cope Thunder joint event. Their article was publihed in Vayu magazine. Click on the link below to read the in-depth article with amazing pictures courtesy of mark Farmer at topcover.com
Guard members are ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
If you're looking for a way to serve your community and country while maintaining your full-time civilian career, the National Guard is for you. Click below to learn more about the proud history of the Army National Guard.
Archives
Links
 
Copyright © USIndiadefense, 2006.
All Rights Reserved