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Old 27th April 2019, 14:19   #76
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. Can anybody please explain the design of the radar on the mast top? Some ships have conventional radars which seem to be rotating type. What advantage does this Kolkata design provide over the conventional rotating design? Is it a stealth issue?
That is an AESA radar
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active...ray#Advantages
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An ASEA radar, it is said, is more resistant to jamming and deception and better at detecting targets approaching low and fast and spot them from the sea-wave clutter. Also I believe it is more resistant to physical damage due to the many arrays.
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Related to the Naval Aviation Fleet.


The Boeing P-8I -Neptune, completes six years of service in the Indian Navy. It is based out of the INS Rajali, in Tamil Nadu. It was earlier the home of the Tu 142 MKE aircraft, which have been retired.



The P-8I is probably more capable aircraft than the earlier Tu 142MKE. Must be having a more comfortable operating environment than the earlier Tu's. I personally liked the earlier Tu's. They had character, and their size overall and the counter-rotating propellers emanated a sense of dread.


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I was lucky to get an opportunity to visit Karwar Naval base. Got to see INS Vikramaditya, it's H-U-G-E. Posting pics taken in mobile camera, sorry for the poor quality.

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^^^^^
Yup she is a BIG ship - two and a half football fields and more!! - 284 metres

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Two IN carriers sailing in company - a sight we wont see for a 2 or 3 more years till Vikrant II joins the fleet. INS Vikramaditya (left) sailing with INS Viraat

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A good shot that depicts clearly how high the ski jump rises. See how the ski jump is as high above the flight deck as the deck is above water.

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One of my favourite photos of INS Vikramaditya.

Source: all photos from the Indian Navy.
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An ASEA radar, it is said, is more resistant to jamming and deception and better at detecting targets approaching low and fast and spot them from the sea-wave clutter. Also I believe it is more resistant to physical damage due to the many arrays.
To continue on the last point, the lack of moving parts like you'd see in a traditional rotating radar unit or pivoting one for that matter makes it less likely to suffer a form of failure. It essentially achieves widespread coverage through switching on different parts of the array electronically and scanning different sections at a time. If you were to imagine it as a disc of LEDs for example, instead of having the whole disc lit and spinning to scan a room it stays stationary and lights up individual LEDs to get a fuller picture of the room. At least that's how I picture it in my head.
Furthermore because of that ability to turn on individual parts AESA radars are able to track a far greater number of targets at once and hence you see them used as part of systems like the AEGIS ballistic missile defence system - think about it, you've got multiple MIRVs raining down on you or say you're being spammed with a volley of anti ship cruise missiles lobbed at you from a stand off distance - you'd want your radar system to be able to individually track each of those incoming projectiles so that the fire control system computers can then work out fire solutions for each one.


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See the flat hexagonal/octagonal disc on the main bridge structure? That's part of the radar system. Along with 3 other such panels placed all the way around they give full coverage to the ship and it's the same for our Kolkata class radar system, hence it's mounted so high up - a modern crows nest so to speak. Similarly you have the tall almost comical mast for the SAMSON radar on the UK's new Type 45 destroyers, same principle really
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India sending warships to the Middle East to protect shipping

Two of the ships shown in the first page have been deployed for shipping escort duties in the Middle East (Gulf of Oman) - INS Chennai (Kolkata-class Destroyer) and INS Sunayna (Saryu-class Patrol Vessel).

Wishing them the very best in this tour of duty, esp since tensions are high in the general region.
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https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1142084486298910725

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BREAKING: Fire on board INS Visakhapatnam destroyer at Mazagon Docks Ltd (MDL) Mumbai. The ship is near complete. The P15B destroyer was launched back in 2015. Details awaited.
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Along with the two ships, INS Chennai and INS Sunayna, Indian Navy officers and sailors will be positioned on Indian Flagged Tankers in an advisory role. Very good move by the Navy considering the tension in the Persian Gulf. The oil-fields of KSA, UAE and Iran are so close that the Offshore Platforms of Iran are visible from the oilfields in KSA and UAE.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/69894377.cms
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