Experts said that Korea anti-mine capabilities in Asia for sale in India eight minesweepers
the India in 2005 on the” E “level sweep/minehunters very interested.
original title: India wants to buy eight advanced Korea minesweepers
Global Times reported, according to The Times of India reported on the 10th. India decided to spend over 60 billion rupees ($ 1.2 billion) from South Korea purchased 8 advanced sweep/minehunters. The report quoted a senior Indian Navy officials as saying that the future minesweeper on various types of mines, executive positioning, classification, rule out, search, and render ineffective the operation. The official also revealed that the new order from South Korea in the first two of the eight advanced sweep/minehunters will be built in South Korea, and the subsequent six will be built in India in South Korea’s help.
reported that the two countries have signed the contract, the purchase of two sweep/minehunters from South Korea will be fitted out in the Indian Navy in 2016, built by India’s own sweeping 6/minehunters plans to be completed in the year 2018. South Korean company will help India training sweep/minehunters sailors and maintenance personnel.
India’s desire for a long time on the new sweep/minehunters. Indian Navy is equipped with 12 manufactured by the Czech Republic and the former Soviet Union “Punta Diqie” class and “Mach” class minesweepers. These minesweepers India between the 1970s and 1980s, the boat age “of a” Punta Diqie “class minesweepers is also in 1988, the water service in the Indian Army . 12 minesweepers in accordance with the original development plan for the Indian Navy was in 2008, should all be retired, but is still under extended service. Since November 2008, the Indian port city of Mumbai and other places the terrorist attacks and the introduction of advanced conventional-powered submarines from France, Pakistan, the Indian Navy is to intensify the search for a highly mobile offshore ships and sweep/minehunters. India in 2005, the United States “E” level sweep/minehunters very interested. Was once the United States in 2011 to sell two to the boat to India, but delays in progress due to various reasons. Subsequently, the Indian tender to the world’s major military enterprises, the final selection of the newly developed sweep Korea Jiangnan industrial/minehunters. According to the United States, “Defense News” Web site before you disclose, India, South Korea purchased 8 advanced sweep/minehunters may be modified for the Korean Navy’s newest built-occupied type Yong Nan-class coastal minesweepers. Improved sonar suite combat system will mainly focus on the sweep/minehunters replacement. It is reported that the improved about 60 meters, 11 meters wide, at speeds up to 16 knots or more. Every ship sweep/minehunters in addition equipped with advanced sweep/mine-hunting equipment, also installed a 30 mm cannon, 12.7 mm heavy machine guns, and Ka Waqia “chaff transmitter, and equipped with two radar, a autopilot, as well as advanced navigational lighting.
Nanjing Army Command College, foreign armies, an expert on Wu Wei said in an interview with the “Global Times” on the 10th, India selected the new sweep of the South Korean R & D/minehunters the main reason for the following points : First sweep of the Korea R & D/minehunters cheap. In 2011, the Indian Navy had France and Germany Korea and other multinational companies issued a tender, but ultimately South Korea, the Jiangnan industrial companies for the lowest price to win. Second, Korea has the strength of the developing world-class sweep/minehunters. Long been the threat of naval mines blockade war in Korea, Korea has always attached great importance to anti-mine, anti-sea blockade. According to statistics, South Korea’s anti-mine capabilities, followed by Japan ranks second in Asia. ▲ (Li Xiaodong)