Thursday, 24 April 2008

The third Project 15-A Kolkata class destroyer (as yet unnamed) under construction at Mazagon Docks Ltd, Mumbai






15 comments:

Ketan said...

Huge!. Any idea which the other parallel hull is?

Thank you

Anonymous said...

nice pics ajay.....

Anonymous said...

The infrastructure arround the ship surely needs to be updated.

Anonymous said...

anything welcomed about Tejas, MCA, PAK-FA of MMRCA. sir, in earlier posts you kept on saying Arjun is better but please tell how and why ( any features ).

Anonymous said...

Nice pics...any idea about the other ship..it looks bigger than the 15-A...Where exactly are the ships armaments and electronics stuff integrated?? And any news about the IL-38 sea dragon planes??

max said...

thanx 4 keepin 2 ur promise ajay

the pics were really cool

Ankur said...

Sorry to sound uninformed, but is this the new "modular" construction that the Navy was proud to be introducing?

Also, when is this ship (roughly!) due to be completed?

Thanks in advance.

figher said...

Thanks a lot. Now if we had P-28 pics it would be the icing the cake. Thanks once again.

London Indian said...

Thanks Ajay , good work, since every one is requesting/demanding something from you, so i thought i try as well, any chance of some sort of drawing or pic of HALs LCH (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HAL_Light_Combat_Helicopter), Thanx

Pritam said...

Excellent Pics Ajai sir. Waiting for P-28 and LCH. But why you have not taken pics of the first P-15A INS Kolkata and first P-17 INS Shivalik?? Their near complition pics would be more interesting. BTW thanks alot.


Waiting for P-28 and LCH........

Ajai said...

Glad you all liked the pics. I'm sure that you must have noticed that the underwater portion of the 15-A is very similar to the Project 15 boats.

But the superstructure is at least half a generation ahead. Much cleaner, must less visible on radar, and packing a bigger punch.

Wish I could have posted more pics, but you'll have to wait for my next trip. With some luck, it'll happen soon.

These ships are not yet being constructed in the new "modular" fashion. The first boats that will be constructed in modules are the Project 17-A. If you remember, I had written that the first of them (and who knows, might even be the second) will be constructed in the foreign yard that provides the consultancy. By current indicators, it could be DCNS. But the 17-A could go to as many as six to seven frigates. And all the rest will be constructed in India.

Exciting stuff!

Ankur said...

Ajai: Thanks for kindly repeating what you had said before! I knew that I had read about the modular construction before, but was not sure where.

Am I correct to guess that 17-A are a couple of years down the line?

Thanks in advance.

leftwing nut job said...

Thanks Ajai,

They are great pics. Did MDL have any models of the P-15A and/or P-17s around?

Not to seem ungrateful but you have raised the bar for our expectations, I hope you are planning on doing some articles on NPOL and NSTL.

figher said...

Hi ajai

When you visit GRSE, could you please ask them if the P-28's will have any SSM's (Klub or Uran) on them?
Thanks
vipin

Anonymous said...

Well, the ship and the numbers concerning it seem impressive but what i want to ask is tht can 20th century shipyards build ships for a 21st century navy? i mean they require upgrades if we are to make heavier ships like missile cruisers and large aircraft carriers.