Next Generation Missile Vessels

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Class overview
Name: NGMV class
Operators:  Indian Navy
Preceded by: Kora-class corvette
Planned: 6[1]
General characteristics (NGMV)
Type: ASuW Corvette
Displacement: 2000–2500 tonnes
Draught: < 5.0 m
Speed: 35 kn (65 km/h; 40 mph)[1]
Range:
  • 2,800 nmi (5,200 km; 3,200 mi) at 25 kn (46 km/h; 29 mph)[1]
  • 1,000 nmi (1,900 km; 1,200 mi) at 35 kn (65 km/h; 40 mph)
Endurance: 10 days at maximum speed[1]
Complement: 80 sailors and 13 Officers[1]
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Passive Detection System
  • Fire Control Radars
  • Air surveillance radar
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
Chaff decoy system
Armament:

Next Generation Missile Vessels (NGMVs) are planned class of anti-surface warfare Corvettes for the Indian navy.[2] Under this programme Indian navy intends to acquire 6 advanced missile Corvettes. Ships in this class will be armed with anti-ship or land attack missiles like Brahmos or Nirbhay. Ships under this class will feature advanced stealth features like low Radar Cross Section (RCS), Infrared, Acoustic and magnetic signature.[1]

Development[edit]

On 2 January 2015 Ministry of Defence (MOD) issued a Request For Information (RFI) under Buy Indian and Make Indian category for 6 new missile corvettes by initiating Next Generation Missile Vessels (NGMVs) programme.[3] Vendors who choose to respond to the RFI must meet "minimum qualifying criteria" mainly, shipyard should have already built "vessel(s) of similar specifications".[4] An RfP worth $2.2 billions was filed by government of India to various Indian shipyards seeking for various warships including 6 missile boats.[5]

Design and description[edit]

The RFI suggests that ships will be about 2000-2,500 tonnes each.[6] The new ships will have a complement of 11 officers, 2 trainee officers and 80 sailors. The range will be at least 2800 nm (1000 nm at full throttle) and speed performance will be 25 knots (max speed of 35 kn). The ships will carry 8 surface-to-surface missiles, a full-fledged SAM system with point defence capabilities and a 15 km range MR gun system. The ships will also have radar and EO (Electro-optically) guided close in weapon systems (CIWS) with 360-degree anti-missile defence.[7][8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) FOR CONSTRUCTION OF 06 NEXT GENERATION MISSILE VESSELS (NGMVs) FOR INDIAN NAVY".
  2. ^ "Indian Navy puts out RfI for next-gen missile vessel".
  3. ^ "Indian Navy Wants 6 New Indian-built Missile Corvettes". Archived from the original on 13 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Indian Navy puts out RfI for next-gen missile vessel".
  5. ^ "India seeks to buy $2.2 billion warships to meet China challenge". The Economic Times. 2 June 2019. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Indian Navy Issues RFI For New Missile Corvettes". www.defenseworld.net. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Indian Navy announces ambitious missile corvette requirement - SP's MAI". www.spsmai.com. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  8. ^ "India Issues RFI for Next Generation Missile Vessel - Forecast International". www.forecastinternational.com. Retrieved 10 April 2016.