India offers a Comprehensive Upgrade Package for Vietnam's Petya-class ASW ships

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    Recently, India (comprising MoD officials and possibly representatives of various private-sector companies) had put forward an offer to undertake a deep-upgrade (comprising electronic as well as tactical systems) aimed at the two Soviet-origin Project 159 Petya-class Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) vessels employed by the Vietnam People's Navy. There are 3 more ships of the class in service, a larger follow-up contract is expected at a later date. The Petya-class were also used by the Indian Navy in the past but are now decommissioned. This package may have been formulated a while ago as an upgrade for those ships, in case the Indian Navy decided to keep them longer.

    Well, atleast Vietnam seems to have found use for it.

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com...ry-ties-with-vietnam/articleshow/53014998.cms

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    Following are some images & data related to the various systems touted as being part of this upgrade package -

    ABHAY Active/Passive Sonar System
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    VARUNASTRA Heavy Weight Torpedo (HWT) and related Fire-Control Systems (FCS)
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    ITTL twin-tube HWT launcher -by private company Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
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    IRL Anti-Submarine Rocket Launcher (212mm) -by L&T (developed from RBU-6000)
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    MAREECH Anti-Torpedo Defence System (ATDS) -by Mahindra Defence Systems, another pvt. company
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    Meanwhile, the sale of at least 10 new patrol craft for VPN has reportedly been sanctioned. They displace around 90 tons and are also from L&T, and are based on a Fast Interceptor Craft (FIC) class vessel, 54 of which were previously ordered by the Indian Coast Guard.

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