Thursday, June 4, 2015

News Roundup: US Navy Team to Assist with INS Vishal Specs, Agreement on Two DTTI Pathfinder Projects & More


ALTAS Schematic. (HTC-Heavy Tow Cable; LTC-Light Tow Cable; VTB-Vertical Towed Body

Navy Places Order for DRDO's ALTAS


The Aroor unit of Keltron said on June 2, 2015 that it has bagged an order worth Rs.4.5 crore for the manufacture and supply of two Towed Receiver Array (TRA) for naval vessels.

Keltron, the manufacturing partner of DRDO for Sonar Arrays, has to supply the systems within six months.

The announcement indicates that the Navy has ordered ALTAS for its at least two ships.

MoD's end of year report for 2015 states ALTAS was realized with 100% indigenous capabilities with two production centers.  First technical trial on ALTAS has been conducted with satisfactory results.

IDP Sentinel members can read details at the link below

Navy Places Order for DRDO's ALTAS

US Navy Team in India to Discuss INS Vishal Specs


USNI reported on June 1, 2015 that the US Navy's Program Executive Officer for Aircraft Carriers Rear Adm. Tom Moore will lead a US Navy contingent to work with the Indian navy on designing its next indigenous aircraft carrier program.

Moore said initially his team would help India firm up the big picture and draw up the SQRs such as the size of the aircraft, the number of aircraft it would base, etc.. Later, the US Navy would engage with the Indian Navy on specifics.

The DAC on May 13, 2015 allotted Rs 30 crore for preparations for the second aircraft carrier. The funding will likely finance the US Navy team visit.

IDP Sentinel members can read details at the link below

US Navy Team in India to Discuss INS Vishal Specs

US-India Reach Agreement on Two Pilot Projects Under DTTI


India and the United States have finalized agreement on two pathfinder projects under DTTI - development of Mobile Electric Hybrid Power Sources and the Next Generation Protective Ensembles.

The two countries also agreed to expedite discussions to take forward cooperation on jet engines, aircraft carrier design and construction, and other areas.

IDP Sentinel members can read details at the link below

US-India Reach Agreement on Two Pilot Projects Under DTTI