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10 Mar 16. In the presence of high-ranking political and military guests, Frank Haun, CEO of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, has performed the opening of the new building complex at KMW do Brasil Sistemas de Defesa Ltda. in Santa Maria.
In close cooperation with the Brazilian Army and in accordance with its requirements, a modern production and service center has been erected on the 18 hectare site occupied by the KMW subsidiary since its foundation in 2011.
From here, KMW’s South American Center in the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul performs the servicing and repair of military vehicles and other systems of the Brazilian Army. Its primary focus is the main battle tank Leopard, the anti-aircraft gun system Gepard and the KMW simulators. Since its foundation, KMW do Brasil Sistemas de Defesa has been led by Jan Christian Böge.
08 Mar 16. PT PAL targets September 2016 completion of submarine-building facility. A plant for constructing submarines is being built at PT PAL’s premises in Surabaya, where work on the complex is scheduled to complete by September 2016, the company’s executives told IHS Jane’s on 8 March during a tour of the shipyard.
“Construction of the third Chang Bogo-class submarine is scheduled to begin from October 2016 at this facility,” said Tjahjono Yudo, PT PAL’s general manager of corporate strategic planning.
The plant’s set-up has been designed to mimic Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering’s (DSME’s) facility in South Korea, he said. He added that PT PAL personnel are currently in Okpo to understudy the construction of the first two boats. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
08 Mar 16. Domestic Shipyards To Build All Indian Naval Warships. India’s domestic shipyards are meeting all warship requirements of the Indian Navy, according to the government. Indian Deputy Defense Minister Rao Inderjit Singh informed the upper house of Parliament on Tuesday that all major warships and submarines currently under construction are being built at state-owned and private domestic shipyards.
“A comprehensive assessment of the modernization needs of the defense shipyards has been made based on the requirement of the ongoing and future projects. The modernization program is intended to increase productivity and reduce build periods through upgradation of existing infrastructure, enhancement of capacity and incorporation of ‘state of the art’ shipbuilding technology,” said an Indian Ministry of Defence press release.
State-owned Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd. (MDL) and Garden Reach Shipbuilders Engineers (GRSE) are building complex weapon-intensive vessels such as destroyers, stealth frigates and corvettes.
“While state-owned Goa Shipyard Ltd. and Hindustan Shipyard Ltd. have capability to build various categories of vessels like patrol vessels, tankers, landing platform docks, survey vessels, tugs, barges, etc., MDL is also constructing submarines for the Indian Navy,” the MoD press release stated.
In addition, MDL, GRSE, Goa Shipyard and Hindustan Shipyard have embarked on a comprehensive modernization program.
At a cost of $114.3m, MDL is creating new facilities, including a module workshop, a 300-ton Goliath crane, a new wet basin and cradle assembly shop, and will switch over from unit assembly to block assembly, enabling integrated modular construction of warships.
MDL will also be able to substantially reduce the construction period for warships and will be able to build three warships to five warships and three to six submarines at a time.
GRSE is establishing a $90.4m modernization plan to create new facilities, including a modern hull shop, upgrading of the Tribon ship design software