Russia will help India build four destroyers

Thursday, 18 April 2013 14:23

Baltic shipyard will produce four sets of shafts for Indian destroyers latest project 15B, which will be built at the shipyards Mumbai from 2018 to 2024, told “Interfax” a source in the Russian defense industry.

“In terms of the contract between the Company” Baltic Shipbuilding plant “,” Rosoboronexport “and foreign customers,” Baltic Plant “should produce four sets of shafts in 2017,” – says the official website of the company.

The report notes that the first contracts for the manufacture of such products are made now in the early 1990s, and the previous – to produce shafts for destroyers previous project (15A – approx.) – In 2007-2009.

A source in the Russian defense industry said that the shafts are for four destroyers 15B project, which are being built for the Indian Navy at shipyards sudozavoda Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) in Mumbai.

Interviewee noted that in drafting the destroyers involved engineers from Northern Design Bureau (St. Petersburg).

Earlier, India’s Defense Minister Arakaparambil Kurien Antony said that in January 2011, the National Defense Ministry has signed a contract with the shipyard MDL to build four new destroyers 15B project. Ships to be built in series in July, 2018, 2020, 2022 and 2024 years.

Destroyers Project 15B destroyers of the project are the development of type 15A “Delhi”. The ships are designed to perform functions in the flagship operational teams and escort carrier connections.

Published April 16, 2013


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