Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Goa Hosts US Navy Los Angeles-class SSN

The USS La Jolla, a Los Angeles-class nuclear powered fast attack submarines docked at Goa a couple of days ago on a goodwill visit.

Photo / American Center Mumbai

16 comments :

www.bharatgaurav.com said...

Democracies don't fight amongst themselves USA and India are true democracies, so what US ships visit India and vice versa

Hynniewtrep said...

when will we have a fleet of SSNs of the Indian Navy

indian said...

why do we wont buy sub from us.

Anonymous said...

r they willing to sell their nuke subs for few quick $$$ more importantly r we willing to buy something this serious frm yankies

Anonymous said...

we should get the yanks drunk...and offload a dozen tommahawks...:)

-vishal

Chintan said...

What a beauty! Check out those anechoic tiles.

Anonymous said...

Indian at 6:29 PM.... Though I like this idea, but I am not sure if US makes any conventional subjs and also I do not think that US sells Nuke Subs to other countries; may be they do. But, folks, not only the visitors of this blog, but everywhere are having a big problem that US products are even considered for the Indian armed forces (MMRCA, C-130, C-17, etc.). I do not think that people's views towards the US will change any time soon, and thus any politician considering this may be risking their political future.... I do not expect this to happen anytime soon.

Bhavin said...

@ chintan- good observation, i observed the same first whn i saw ths on my cellphone.

Shiv Aroor said...

Truly a splendid fish :)

Chintan said...

@Indian at 6:29 pm - I do not believe the US sells subs to anyone - not even to its closest allies like the UK. It considers the technologies employed on its subs to be too sensitive to share with anyone. Nor do I believe the US makes any conventional subs. All US subs are nuclear powered. Given that, I cant foresee India acquiring any US submarines anytime soon.

Anonymous said...

Almost perfect fit and finish.Americans weapons do cost a bomb,but most of them are well built durable and cost-effective in the long run.Off-course they have had a century plus of mature processes,the tensions of the cold war driving them and lots of $$$$$ obviously behind them.I hope we too mature eventually in our processes.We are building up on our own tech and processes.But we really have to work on our quality control and fit&finish.

Mirza said...

Ahh i just remind me of Arihant ....

Anonymous said...

What a total babe. Looks like tile 3 row one (towards the number 28) has fallen off. No matter. Nothing some glue can't help with. That too, named after a swanky suburb or San Diego. As and Indian American, this makes me proud. I wish all the anti USA haters would give the US a break. Buy American. Nuff said.

Anonymous said...

Shiv,
Please find out if the Scorpenes or the proposed second line conventional subs are supposedly more expensive than the US nuclear subs.

At 1 billion dollars for the second line subs, some say that these AIP subs might be more expensive than a US SSN!

Can't imagine if the news is correct.
Please check back and inform all of us.

Avinash said...

what a beauty! I would love India to own a dozen of these :-)

godanov said...

Beautiful fit and finish, and this sub is 30 years old!

The Americans do not build conventional subs of any kind. They do not sell nuclear subs to anyone. They and the Brits do sell each other technology and equipment.

On cost the new Virgina class SSNs cost $1.78 billion. They are significantly less capable than a Los Angeles or a Seawolf.