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Indian Navy gets its biggest offshore patrol vessel

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    Second NOPV INS Sunayna commissioned

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    INS Sunayna, the second of the NOPV (Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel) class of ship was commissioned at Kochi today by Vice Admiral Satish Soni, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief Southern Naval Command.

    INSSunayna, to be based here under Southern Naval Command is built at Goa Shipyard Limited, and will meet the increasing ocean surveillance and patrolling requirements of the Indian Navy.

    The warship is designed to undertake fleet support operations, coastal and offshore patrolling, ocean surveillance and monitoring of Sea Lines of Communications and offshore assets, and escort duties.

    Speaking on the occasion, Vice Admiral Soni said that the shipbuilding process continues to be one of the most challenging tasks starting from design to integration of diverse equipment prior final setting to work and delivery of a seaworthy combat platform.

    The Admiral complimented Goa Shipyard Limited and all agencies who contributed to the building of INS Sunayna. He also reminded the audience that India’s location makes the country a pivot around which activities of the strategically important Indian Ocean would unfold. Platforms such as Sunanyna would enable the Indian Navy to secure the national interests in the region.

    Two KOEL/Pielstick Diesel engines propel INS Sunayna and enable it to achieve speeds in excess of 25 knots. The ship also has an automatic power management system installed by M/s Larsen and Toubro. She is fitted with the latest Navigation, Communication and Electronic Support Systems.

    The armament fit include one 76 mm Gun with an electro optic fire control system, Close in Weapon Systems (CIWS) and CHAFF launchers. INS Sunayna can also carry a helicopter. Commander Aftab Ahmed Khan, the Commanding Officer of the ship leads a crew of 8 officers and 108 sailors who are accommodated in ergonomic cabins, which provide greater crew comfort with improved management of space.

    Earlier on arrival, Vice Admiral Satish Soni inspected a Guard and was then introduced to the ship’s crew. Vice Admiral KR Nair, Controller Warship Production and Acquisition, Indian Navy, Commodore (Retd) PK Shrivastava Director , Goa Shipyard Limited and a host of dignitaries attended the event.

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    Commander Aftab Ahmad Khan has been appointmented as the CO of this ship. And with little modifications it can be converted into a light frigate.
     
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    they should also carry unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) like Camcopter S-100 for search and detection --- Russia Rubin-class patrol boat carry a license-built version of Camcopter S-100.

    Plus i also wander, why they dont carry any SAM system?

    I believe it should carry:

    anti-ship missile system KH-35
    SAM
    UAV for search and detection
     
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    Warship INS Sunayna commissioned


    Kochi: INS Sunayna, the second of the naval offshore patrol vessel, was commissioned here Tuesday, to help with ocean surveillance and patrolling requirements of the Indian Navy, said Vice Admiral Satish Soni.

    INS Sunayna would be based here under the Southern Naval Command and is designed to undertake fleet support operations, coastal and offshore patrolling, ocean surveillance and monitoring of sea lines of communications and offshore assets, and escort duties.

    Speaking on the occasion, Vice Admiral Soni, who heads the Southern Naval Command, said that ship-building process continues to be one of the most challenging tasks.

    "India's location makes the country a pivot around which activities of the strategically important Indian Ocean would unfold. Platforms such as Sunayna would enable the Indian Navy to secure the national interests in the region," said Vice Admiral Soni.

    INS Sunayna can achieve speeds in excess of 25 knots. The warship also has an automatic power management system, which is fitted with the latest navigation, communication and electronic support systems.


    The armament fit includes one 76 mm gun with an electro optic fire control system, close in weapon systems (CIWS) and CHAFF launchers.

    INS Sunayna can also carry a helicopter.

    Commander Aftab Ahmed Khan, the commanding officer of the ship, leads a crew of eight officers and 108 sailors, who are accommodated in ergonomic cabins that provide greater crew comfort with improved management of space.
     
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    General

    Basic functions Surveillance and accomplishing surface warfare operations in order to prevent infiltration and transgress maritime sovereignty.

    Hull Material Steel

    Classification
    » Dual classification ABS & IRS
    » A1 E HSC NAVAL CRAFT
    » AMS

    Electrical Equipment
    Networks 415V, 3 Phase, 50 Hz / 240VAC/ 24VDC
    Generators 2 x 500 KW, 2 x 350, 415V, 3 phase, 50 Hz
    Emergency Gen. 1 x 80 KVA


    Dimensions

    Length Overall 105.00 M
    Breadth 12.90 M
    Depth MLD 6.00 M
    Draught mean 3.60 M
    Draught (Propeller) 4.90 M
    Displacement abt. 2215 Tons


    Deck Machinery
    Anchor equipment 2 x 1440 Kgs. H.H.P Anchor with chain as per class requirement
    Crane 2 nos. electro-hydraulic Crane for handling 6.5 mtrs RIB
    Capstan 2 nos. Anchor capstan
    1 no. Mooring capstan


    Capacities
    Accommodation 16 Officers & 102 Sailors
    Fuel Oil 300 Tons
    Fresh Water 60 Tons
    Lub. Oil 10 Tons
    AVCAT 30 Tons


    Aviation
    » Landing facility for ALH » Helo traversing gear
    » Hangar for ALH » Helo landing grid


    Armament

    Provision for fitment of :
    » 1 x 76 mm Ottomelara gun with FCS » 2 x 30 mm CWS


    Auxiliary Systems
    » Oily Bilge Water Separator » Fresh Water Generating System, RO type (2 x 30 TPD)
    » Sewage & Vacuum Toilet System » Active Fin Stabilizer


    Nautical, Surveillance and Communication equipment
    » Radar with ARPA » Auto Pilot » Electronic Chart Display & Information system
    » Magnetic Compass » DGPS » Speed log
    » Gyro Compass » Echosounder » Communiation according to GMDSS A3


    Performance
    Speed (at trial displ) 25 knots
    Range 6000 NM at 16 knots
    Endurance Normal - 20 days
    Extended - 60 days
    Propulsion System
    Main Engine 2 x 7790 KW
    Gear Box Reduction Gear Box
    Propulsion 2 x Controllable Pitch Propeller
     
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    Or the ScanEagle:


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    To be fair madam, such deployments have only become the norm in the past 2-3 years. The IN will be deploying such assets within the next 4-5 years for sure.



    Wrt the KH-35, this is purely an off-shore patrol vessel and is purposely under-armed for its size, it is not meant to be an offensive asset. However, in wartime this vessel class can play a role and can be outfitted with offensive firepower most certainly.
     
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    sometimes I wonder why India builds Frigate sized OPV for Coast Guard,apart from the fact that they need a long endurance to patrol long Indian coast line..but I think these OPVs can carry a lot weapons more than what they carry.as we see INS Sukanya,which carry 1 x 40 mm, 60-cal Bofors anti-aircraft gun,2 x 12.7 mm machine guns,2 x 25 mm, 80-cal anti-aircraft guns as well as 1 Dhanush ballistic missile,and it was a 1900 ton ship.we can surely armed them with something like Klub(for attack)/Barak(for self/air defence) for sure in the time of war,even though that isn't their role,don't you think guys???
     
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    I had already answered this mate:


    http://www.defence.pk/forums/indian...ggest-offshore-patrol-vessel.html#post4724183
     
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    Bro , how do they retrieve these naval UAVs once they are launched ??
     
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    With help of Parachute. Like this

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    A chute perhaps.
     
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    I don't think that is likely. Recently the IN/MoD had floated a RFI for 80-100 km ranged missiles. Those may find their way here. Coupled with an additional Search Radar. Then they will become more potent in their role of Patrol/Escort Ships which is largely a defensive role. I do not see them getting the role of the Corvettes which are more Offensive in nature
     
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    I sometimes wonder about the ship level specifications IN has...all the shops on the respective categories are out sized...