Friday, April 30, 2010

Project-17(A) Frigates To Have Indian Weapon Fit, 127-mm Main Gun

The seven follow-on Project 17 (Alpha) stealth frigates to be built in India will have a significant Indian weapons fit. The Project 17 stealth frigate INS Shivalik that was commissioned into the Indian Navy yesterday is equipped with the Russian Shtil and Klub and Israeli Barak missile system. According to Mazagon Dock Ltd (MDL) chairman Vice Admiral (Retd) HS Malhi, the follow on Alpha series will carry the BrahMos anti-ship and land attack supersonic cruise missile in vertical configuration and the Barak-8 long-range surface to air missile (LR-SAM). MDL will build four of the P17(A) frigates, while the Garden Reach Shipbuilders (GRSE) will build the other three in Kolkata. The class feature frigates that will be longer and broader than the Shivalik-class. And instead of the Italian Otobreda 76-mm super rapid gun mount (SRGM), the P17(A) warships will have a 127-mm main gun, most likely the Otobreda 127/64 light weight gun.

Photo by Shiv Aroor / INS Shivalik at Naval Dockyard Mumbai

6 comments :

Anonymous said...

It would be deemed highly appropriate if Universal Launchers could be installed on all Indian indigenously manufactured warships. The Indian patented UL should be able to fire and home in any missile e.g. Shtil, Klub, Barak, Brahmos. The radars should also be universally interoperable, network and satellite datalinked amongst the fleet warships.
All the warships inter and intra group should have extremely sophisticated war theatre management software is AEGIS?? The Russians have it developed.

Anonymous said...

AEGIS is what I am talking about. I am not able to detect any ASW (Anti Submarine Warfare) Missile systems - nor any ABM - (Anti Ballistic Missile/Anti Missile) systems apart from the Gatlin Gun.
It is nice - Indeed!

Anonymous said...

why are P17a and P15b projects are being run in parallel when it they are going to be almost in the same weight class?

Anonymous said...

The question is when will the first P-17 frigate be inducted .10 years,15 years from now.

Anonymous said...

how much difference will modular construction at MDL and GRSE make to the time required to execute these project? Both the shipyards are undergoing extensive upgrades as we speak. They will get 300 ton and 250 ton cranes respectively apart from modular construction shops, new wet docks etc.

Anonymous said...

we immediately need some subs