Expansion of the Indian Navy fleet ocean measurement data collected for the precision strike
data for: Indian Navy missile boats at sea training
According to the British “Naval Technology Network,” May 18 report, the Indian Navy is planning to purchase more Ocean tracking ship, to enhance the Navy’s mapping capabilities.
Indian Navy, said the Ocean tracking ship will be mainly used for defense, hydrographic survey in the vicinity of the port to ensure smooth shipping. But the Indian Army to recognize these tracking ship will also be used in ocean mapping, ocean to the Indian Navy to provide additional hydrological data. An Indian Navy official said the new procurement Indian Ocean tracking ship will be “Total Shack” tracking ship as a prototype. “Total Shack” was commissioned in 2001 by the Goa shipyard, about 85 meters, a displacement of 2,000 tons.
tracking ship is essential to naval vessels in the vessel type, able to fight for the Navy to provide the necessary meteorological, hydrological and other information on sea conditions, providing data for the implementation of precision strike. Modern Navy tracking ship has been able to produce accurate under adverse hydrological conditions of electronic navigational charts.
According to the official website shows India, Indian Ocean are currently 8 active tracking ship, of which the first one commissioned by the Navy in 1981, the latest one is to enter service in 2002, “El Salvador Kashagan g “tracking ship. However, the current fleet size measurement has been unable to meet the Indian demand. According to the U.S. “Defense News” reported in March this year, for the protection of strategic interests, India considers it necessary in the vast area of ??Africa to Australia, a show of strength, precision mapping the ocean is the Indian Navy must work to be done. In March, the Indian Navy had in the waters near the East African island of Mauritius for a month hydrological mapping. (Chen Shan)
(“Global Times” May 20, 2010 No. 08 version)
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