Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: INS Kochi, India's Deadliest Warship, Set to Join Fleet Today

Share             
  1. #1
    Member Ravi01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    1,550
    Thanks
    314
    India India

    INS Kochi, India's Deadliest Warship, Set to Join Fleet Today

    Mumbai: Naval warship INS Kochi, the stealth guided missile destroyers, will be commissioned today by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai.


    INS Kochi is the second ship of the Kolkata-class (Project 15A) Guided Missile Destroyers.

    INS Kochi is the second ship of the Kolkata-class (Project 15A) Guided Missile Destroyers. The contract for three ships of Kolkata class was signed as follow-on of the legendary Delhi-class Destroyers, which were commissioned into the Navy more than a decade ago, a defence spokesperson said.

    Designed by the Navy's in-house organisation, Directorate of Naval Design, and constructed by Mazagon Dock Ship builders Ltd in Mumbai, the ship is christened after the vibrant port city of Kochi.

    Although conceived as follow-on of the earlier Delhi class, this ship is vastly superior and has major advancements in weapons and sensors. The ship incorporates new design concepts for improved survivability, stealth, sea-keeping and manoeuvrability. (Pics)

    With a displacement of 7,500 tons, the majestic ship spanning 164 metres in length and 17 metres at the beam, is propelled by four gas turbines and designed to achieve speeds in excess of 30 knots.

    The ship has a complement of about 40 officers and 350 sailors. The accommodation and living spaces have been designed with special emphasis on ergonomics and habitability.

    Enhanced stealth features have been achieved through shaping of hull and use of radar-transparent deck fittings. A bow mounted sonar dome, the second of its kind in an indigenous naval platform, has been introduced to enhance sonar acoustic performance, the spokesperson said.

    INS Kochi is packed with an array of state-of-the-art weapons and sensors, with a significant indigenous component.

    The ship has many lethal weapons to her credit which include the successful fitment of vertically launched missile system for long distance engagement of shore and sea-based targets.

    The ship is one of the few warships of the world and the second in the Indian Navy to have Multi-Function Surveillance and Threat Alert Radar to provide target data to Long Range Surface to Air Missile system.

    The MF STAR and LR SAM systems are jointly developed by DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) and Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. To protect against incoming air borne and surface threats, at medium and close in range, the ship has 76 mm and 30 mm gun mounts.

    The ship can be classified as a 'Network of Networks' as it is equipped with Ship Data Network (SDN), Combat Management System (CMS), Automatic Power Management System (APMS) and Auxiliary Control System (ACS). The SDN is the information highway on which data from all the sensors and weapons ride.

    The CMS performs threat evaluation and resource allocation based on the tactical picture compiled and ammunition available onboard. While propulsion and power management is done using the APMS, remote control and monitoring of machinery is achieved through the ACS.

    The ship is equipped to store and operate two helicopters (Seaking 42B or Chetak). In consonance with the national vision of achieving Maritime Security through Self-Reliance, the ships have significantly higher level of indigenisation as compared to the Delhi class.

    Some of the major equipment/systems developed indigenously and fitted onboard include ship's Data Network, Combat Management System, Bow Mounted Sonar, Electronic Warfare Suite, Close-in weapon System, Indigenous Rocket Launcher, Indigenous Torpedo Tube Launcher for ASW, Boat Davits and Automated Power Management System.


    http://www.ndtv.com/mumbai-news/navy...-today-1224508
    The Following User Says Thank You to Ravi01 For This Useful Post: Muse


  2. #2
    Senior Member Mohan Tiwari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    India
    Posts
    2,553
    Thanks
    586
    India India

    Re: INS Kochi, India's Deadliest Warship, Set to Join Fleet Today

    [MENTION=126]PoKeMon[/MENTION]

    There are few non desi equipments on this destroyer. Indian Radar development capabilities should see self sufficiency by 2020.

    1. Thales LW-08 D-band air search radar

    => L-Band Radar is same as D-band. Why dont we create a naval variant of Swordfish Long Range Tracking Radar

    2. IAI EL/M-2248 MF-STAR S-band AESA multi-function radar
    => EL/M-2248 have 4 active arrays operating in the S-band. . Sea skimming attacking missile are tracked at >25 km while High flying fighter aircraft are automatically tracked at >120 km.


    DRDO booklet says that :
    S-band CC TWT for Rohini and Revathi Radar under LSP. We dont have an AESA S-band equivalent

    3. IAI EL/M-2238 L-band STAR surveillance radar
    => REVATHI is PESA version of L band STAR radar used in corvette. No AESA L-Band.

    4. Elbit Systems provided EW
    =>No naval equivalent of Samyukta Electronic Warfare System.

    5. Twin Zorya M36E gas turbine plants comes from Ukraine

    2 × Bergen/GRSE KVM-diesel engines, 9,900 hp (7,400 kW) => Norwegian and Indian
    4 × 1 MWe Wärtsilä WCM-1000 generator sets driving Cummins KTA50G3 engines and Kirloskar 1 MV AC generators
    The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Mohan Tiwari For This Useful Post: Muse,PoKeMon,safriz

    Last edited by Mohan Tiwari; 2nd October 2015 at 00:16.

  3. #3
    Facebook Editor safriz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    5,658
    Thanks
    5027
    Pakistan Pakistan

    Re: INS Kochi, India's Deadliest Warship, Set to Join Fleet Today

    Most of the electronics is Israeli. But is is said to be :Indigenous".
    Someone plz change the meaning of the word indigenous in dictionary.
    The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to safriz For This Useful Post: Express,Muse


  4. #4
    Senior Member Mohan Tiwari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    India
    Posts
    2,553
    Thanks
    586
    India India

    Re: INS Kochi, India's Deadliest Warship, Set to Join Fleet Today

    Quote Originally Posted by safriz View Post
    Most of the electronics is Israeli. But is is said to be :Indigenous".
    Someone plz change the meaning of the word indigenous in dictionary.
    [MENTION=126]PoKeMon[/MENTION]
    if you read post #2 . It clearly explains the usage of Israel radars & EW on Indian naval destroyer.


    Israel sells weapons to India. Most of the tech used by Israel is American in origin which cant be sold bcoz of american pressure.

    There has been some sharing of tech on quid pro quo basis.. India probably helped Israel with hypersonic(ramjet+scramjet) propulsion & we got
    Sword fish long range radar & Aerostat radar tech.
    In 2014 wikileaks revealed that india shared DRAG reduction technology for Hypersonic ballistic missile with israel and in return got aerostat technology
    Well, India doesnt have much to offer them while Israel can get pretty much everything from US.


    Indian radars development programs are approaching some level of self sufficiency.
    0. India is building all kinds of PESA radars.
    1. Indian Aesa Uttam radars Air to Air tested on Tejas PS. Air to ground and sea capability under integration.

    Uttam AESA, maintainability improvements, MAWS, DFCC Mk-2 etc
    Uttam AESA is expected to be ready for airborne testing soon. Ground based testing has delivered encouraging results.
    Tejas 1A will use El-2035 AESA radar while Tejas MK2 will fly with Uttam

    2. DRDO AEW&CS operational. Range 360-400 KM but suffers with limited 240 degree coverage
    The next Gen AWACS which will involve mounting indigenous 360-degree coverage AESA (active electronically scanned array) radars on Airbus A-330 wide-body jets, at a cost of Rs 5,113 crore.
    3. Ku- band seekers are developed to be used in BMD(Ballistic missile defense), QSRAM, LRSAM, Air to air BVR , MRSAM,Nirbhay land & Air versions

    4. X- band seekers undergoing development: to be used as anti ship missiles.

    5. Naval radars development programs are dependent on our AESA S-band & L-band ground radars development. Both are under development
    Last edited by Mohan Tiwari; 2nd October 2015 at 01:20.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Mohan Tiwari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    India
    Posts
    2,553
    Thanks
    586
    India India

    Re: INS Kochi, India's Deadliest Warship, Set to Join Fleet Today

    ThyssenKrupp in talks with ADAG for Indian submarine contract worth Rs 50,000 crore

    Read more at:
    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...campaign=cppst
    German diversified industrial conglomerate ThyssenKrupp AG has initiated talks with Anil Ambani-led ADAG group to partner in building up to 12 submarines in a contract expected to be worth a whopping Rs 50,000 crore.
    “We are at early stage (of talks). All I can say is we have the right product to make in India. This is our offer to India and also let’s say our customer,” said Member of the Executive Board, Oliver Burkhard, responsible for the regions including India.
    [MENTION=126]PoKeMon[/MENTION]

    ADAG owns some % in pipavav shipyard

    1.http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...w/48091024.cms
    Russia selects Anil Ambani's Pipavav to make frigates for Indian Navy

    2. Reliance Defence ties up with UAE’s ADSB to build naval ships : Good share of business for ADSB if UAE buys Indian built ships
    http://www.livemint.com/Companies/9T...nce-Group.html
    The joint venture will open opportunities in the region over next 10 years for both the companies in excess of Rs.10,000 crore,” the person said.

    L&T should focus on nuclear submarines(SSBN,SSN). They have expertise in building hull,control system.
    http://www.livemint.com/Companies/xh...pbuilding.html


    I suggest breaking up 50000 crore into ADSB pipavav shipyard and L&T. Otherwise L&T should be given future frigates,corvette contract.Mazagon Dock Limited is already loaded with work.

  6. #6
    Think Tank Muse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    11,034
    Thanks
    5084
    UK UK

    Re: INS Kochi, India's Deadliest Warship, Set to Join Fleet Today

    Whether the electronics Israeli or the engines Ukrainian, lets give where credit is due, this is potent platform and credit goes to Directorate of Naval Design for it fidelity to the concepts the IN has desired and which the Directorate of Naval Design has worked hard to realize - I likes, and hope it stays the heck away from Pakistani waters and warships.
    The Following User Says Thank You to Muse For This Useful Post: Mohan Tiwari


  7. #7
    Senior Member Mohan Tiwari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    India
    Posts
    2,553
    Thanks
    586
    India India

    Re: INS Kochi, India's Deadliest Warship, Set to Join Fleet Today

    Quote Originally Posted by Muse View Post
    Whether the electronics Israeli or the engines Ukrainian, lets give where credit is due, this is potent platform and credit goes to Directorate of Naval Design for it fidelity to the concepts the IN has desired and which the Directorate of Naval Design has worked hard to realize - I likes, and hope it stays the heck away from Pakistani waters and warships.

    Cost: 4,000 crore apiece( 700 million $)
    Indigenous components:90% in float, 50-60% in propulsion and 30% in weapons & sensors.
    Timesnow claims that 70% of equipments are local made.The warship grade steel and titanium are forged in India


    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...w/48098916.cms

    Gallium arsenide based different band AESA radars are under development. Dozens of local private sector companies working on seekers, radars development. 49% FDI in defense manufacturing will accelerate our efforts. Meanewhile govt plans to invest
    on GaN foundaries for future AESA radars
    http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/...cle7362861.ece
    A gallium nitride fab in the offing
    The development of fab should take 5-6 yrs which are in line with AMCA programs dependency on advanced AESA radar which will use Gallium nitride(GaN).
    The fab will enable creation of reliable, India-specific integrated circuits for electronic devices that go into civil and strategic uses, including by departments of Space, Atomic Energy and Defence, according to key scientists involved in the Rs. 30-crore, six-year-old project to develop the material.
    [MENTION=1244]Muse[/MENTION]

    Indian naval procurement policy supports indigenous manufacturing while Greedy IAF had always tried to demean Tejas dev programs.
    The new govt have asked them to induct 120 Tejas MK1A and 40 Tejas MK1 to keep the production line running until MKII gets in production( 2024)
    Iterative development is the key to sustainable indigenous manufacturing.
    [MENTION=1244]Muse[/MENTION]
    Zorya M36E gas turbine produces 28 MW power. Indian Kaveri KMGT Kaveri Marine Gas Turbine produces 12 MW power which will be used to power frigates. Normally, HAL uses licensed prodution of GE 25 MW turbine engine
    The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Mohan Tiwari For This Useful Post: Muse,Ravi01

    Last edited by Mohan Tiwari; 2nd October 2015 at 04:20.

  8. #8
    Member Ravi01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    1,550
    Thanks
    314
    India India

    Re: INS Kochi, India's Deadliest Warship, Set to Join Fleet Today

    Quote Originally Posted by safriz View Post
    Most of the electronics is Israeli. But is is said to be :Indigenous".
    Someone plz change the meaning of the word indigenous in dictionary.
    Well you are calling JF17 indegenous when all know it is chinese kit. Anyway its a good ship which will scare people like you

  9. #9
    Think Tank Muse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    11,034
    Thanks
    5084
    UK UK

    Re: INS Kochi, India's Deadliest Warship, Set to Join Fleet Today

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravi01 View Post
    Mumbai: Naval warship INS Kochi, the stealth guided missile destroyers, will be commissioned today by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai.


    INS Kochi is the second ship of the Kolkata-class (Project 15A) Guided Missile Destroyers.


    The ship has a complement of about 40 officers and 350 sailors. The accommodation and living spaces have been designed with special emphasis on ergonomics and habitability.

    http://www.ndtv.com/mumbai-news/navy...-today-1224508
    So not a highly automated system, with the number of sailors and officers.?

  10. #10
    Senior Member Mohan Tiwari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    India
    Posts
    2,553
    Thanks
    586
    India India

    Re: INS Kochi, India's Deadliest Warship, Set to Join Fleet Today

    [MENTION=1244]Muse[/MENTION]
    300-400 is an ideal crew size for destroyers. Ship is 163 meter length. An aircraft carrier is 260+meter in length.

  11. #11
    Think Tank Muse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    11,034
    Thanks
    5084
    UK UK

    Re: INS Kochi, India's Deadliest Warship, Set to Join Fleet Today

    Quote Originally Posted by Mohan Tiwari View Post
    300-400 is an ideal crew size for destroyers. Ship is 163 meter length. An aircraft carrier is 260+meter in length.
    Please don't do stuff like this, it wrecks your credibility and in the end it's all you have ---The compliment you have suggested is close to double what other modern vessels of the same capability employ. You know it's OK, to be getting better, one does not get there in one giant leap, and achievement will always be respected, it can't be any other way.

  12. #12
    Senior Member Mohan Tiwari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    India
    Posts
    2,553
    Thanks
    586
    India India

    Re: INS Kochi, India's Deadliest Warship, Set to Join Fleet Today

    Quote Originally Posted by Muse View Post
    Please don't do stuff like this, it wrecks your credibility and in the end it's all you have ---The compliment you have suggested is close to double what other modern vessels of the same capability employ. You know it's OK, to be getting better, one does not get there in one giant leap, and achievement will always be respected, it can't be any other way.
    True. American destroyers house around 150-200 sailors. Chinese Type 52 destroyers have 280 complements. Kolkata class destroyers were built with 325 complements. In size, they are 5 % longer than Type 52. 325 may not be ideally needed,given the Israeli electornics is comparable to aegis system---Indian navy keeps chefs, orderly & many other assistant employees--Many redundant labor jobs
    The Following User Says Thank You to Mohan Tiwari For This Useful Post: Muse


Similar Threads

  1. 'Hoverbike' could join the fleet in 3 to 5 years
    By T-123456 in forum Global Military Developments
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 26th June 2015, 13:39
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21st June 2015, 17:55
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 26th February 2015, 04:40
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21st February 2015, 10:41
  5. Another US warship arrives in Persian Gulf to join Fifth Fleet
    By Lord Of The Ring in forum U.S. Affairs
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 9th July 2012, 00:44

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Join us on twitter Follow us on twitter