AMR Naval Directory 2011

Posted on 01 October 2012


Naval power has become an indispensable component in the modernisation plans of militaries across the Asia Pacific Region both in ensuring the integrity of their littoral area, protecting key Exclusive Economic Zones and in many cases projecting power independently at great distances from home. As with all AMR Directories, this one
has also been compiled from a range of open sources from around the world, AMR’s correspondents and discussions with industry and military personnel throughout the year. AMR would like to thank those who have scratched their heads and provided answers to our questions. We would therefore like to encourage readers over the next twelve months who can add information to either contact us in person at the year’s shows and exhibitions or by e-mail.

Royal Australian Navy
_ Destroyers
3 Ordered Hobart Air Warfare Destroyers; est. cost $8bil and due to enter service 2014-17, problems with hull block reported
_ Frigates
8 ANZAC class (Meko); Project Sea 1442 Phase 4 will upgrade comms 4 Adelaide (FFG-7)
_ Submarines
6 Collins class; 3 operational
_ Minewarfare
6 Huon class (Gaeta)
_ Replenishment and Support
1 Success AOR
(Durance class)
1 Sirius tanker
_ Amphibious
2 Kanimbla class (Newport); Training and helicopter support,Manoora decommissions in February
6 Balikpapan LCH
1 Tobruk LSH
2 Ordered Canberra class; first hull launched February 18th 2011, 27,800 tonne ships enter service 2014-16
1 ‘HMS Largs Bay’; arrives in late 2011 ready for operation in 2012 andallows early retirement of HMAS Tobruk and Kanimbla

_ Light Forces
14 Armidale PB
NOTES: Under the 2009 Defence White Paper, Australia will replace all patrol boats, minehunters and hydrographic vessels with 20 multi-role vessels (MRVs) with the first scheduled to enter service around 2019. with an est cost of $1.5bil under Project Sea 1180. Project Sea 1000 programme for 12 new Future Submarines / Evolved Collins subs under the 2009 White paper and due to enter service from 2025 under threat. Off the shelf buys ruled out earlier this year.
HMS Largs Bay bought from RN earlier this year for $105m, ready for operations in 2012. Interest in partnering on RN Type 26/Global Combat Ship due for 2024-2030 to replace ANZAC frigates and est. cost of $10bil. The $1.5bil Project Air 9000 Phase 8 competition for 24 naval helo decision expected soon on replacing 16 ageing S-70B- 2 Seahawks by 2018.

Bangladesh Navy
_ Frigates
1 BNS Bangabandhu; two AW109 helicopter being purchased, negotiations for three more freigates underway
1 Khalid Bin Walid (ROK DW2000H design)
2 Osman (PRC Jianghu class)
1 Umar Farooq (UK Salisbury class) replaced by Castle class OPVs
2 Abu Bakr class (UK Leopard Class) replaced by Castle class OPVs

_ Light Forces
2 ex RN Castle class OPVs sold 2010 commissioned in April 2011
5 Kapatakhaya OPV (UK Island class)
1 Mahumnati PB (ROK Sea Dragon class)
1 Nirbhoy PB (PRC Hainan class)
2 Salam/Barkat (PRC Haizhui class)
2 Karnaphuli PB (Yugo. Krajievika class)
3 Durdharsha FAC (PRC Huangfen class)
5 Durbar Missile FAC (PRC Hegu class)
4 BN vessels (PRC Huchuan class)
4 Shaheed Daulat FAC (PRC Shanghai II class)
4 Titas FAC (ROK Sea Dolphin class)
4 Shapla Class (UK River class)
1 Sagar (PRC T43 class)

_ Amphibious Warfare
2 Shah Poran LCU
3 LCT (PRC Yuchin class)
1 ex-RN survey ship HMS Roebuck

NOTES: Dhaka aims to have a submarine with fully equipped base by 2019/2020. Reported to be interested in three Po Hang Frigates from South Korea and two F-22P frigates from China. Recent complaints against Myanmar vessels entering Bangladesh’s EEZ.

Royal Brunei Navy
_ Light Forces
3 Darussalam OPV built at Lürssen, first two ships due to arrive in Brunei in May, third in August
3 Waspada Missile FAC, to be replaced by Darussalams, with two transferred to Indonesia
3 Perwira PB
4 Ijhtihad PBs commissioned in March and August 2010

NOTES: The three BAE Systems built Nakhoda Ragam corvettes remain for sale

Royal Cambodian Navy
_ Light Forces
4 Stenka class, Soviet era acquisition
5 Schmel class

Notes: Extremely modest forces supplemented by a mixture of Soviet and Chinese sourced patrol boats and amphibious forces.

People’s Liberation Army Navy
_ Aircraft Carriers
1 Shi Lang; former RFS Varyag being refurbished at Dalian, operational for training in 2011-2012
2 ‘Indigenous Carriers’; reports of both being built at Changxingdao yard in Shanghai

_ Destroyers
4 Taizhou/Hangzhou class (Ru. Sovremenny class)
2 Shenyak/Type 051C class
2 Langzhou/052C class
2 Guangzhou/Type052B
1 Shenzen/Type 051B, better known as Luhai
2 Harbin, better known as Luhu class
13 Zuhai, better known as Luda, class

_ Frigates
8+4 Ordered Jiangkai II/Type 054A class, up to 26 required
2 Jiangkai I/Type 054
14 Jiangwei I/Jiangwei II
23 Jianghu I/II/III

_ Submarines
2+2 Ordered Type 094 Jin class SSBN
1 Type 092 Xia class SSBN
2+2 Ordered Shang/Type 093-class SSN

5 Ordered Han/Type 091-class SSN, troubled design being replaced by Shang
8+2 Ordered Song Type 039A, completion of deliveries expected by end 2010
5 Song-class
5+5 Yuan Type 41
10 Kilo Project 636
2 Kilo Project 877EKM
14 Ming-class
8 Romeo-class, training and reserve only

_ Light Forces
18 Houxin class missile FAC, production ongoing
5 Huijan class missile FAC, production ongoing
50 Houbei class missile FAC, production ongoing
95 Hainan PB
90 Huchuan Hydrofoli FAC

_ Minewarfare
23 T43 mineweepers
_ Amphibious forces
2 Kunlunshan(Yzhao/Type 071-class LPD, second vessels launched Nov 2010
6 Planned Type 081 Helipcopter carriers built at Dalian and Wuchang yards
20 Yuting class LST, construction contnuing
28 Yudao/Yulin LSMs
_ Replenishment vessels
1 Nanyun clas AOR
2 Dayun-class


Indian Navy
_ Aircraft Carriers
1 INS Viraart (UK Hermes) due to leave service in 2018
1 Ordered INS Vikramaditya (Ru Admrial Gorshkov) delivery expected in early 2013
1 Ordered Indigenous Aircraft Carrier, completion in 2015, two more planned
_ Destroyers
3 Delhi-class
3 Ordered Im. Delhi/Project 15A
5 Rajput-class (Ru Kashin/Kashin II)
4 Ordered Imp. Kolkata/Project 15B-class
_ Frigates
3+3 Ordered Talwar class; deliveries to begin in 2011, 3 new Imp. Talwar have been ordered
with increased costs from $1.2bil to 1.5bil. INS Tarkash expected to be in service later this year
3 Brahmaputra class/ Project 16A
4 Godvari/Project 16 (UK Leander)
4 Nilgiri (UK Leander) INS Vindhyagiri damaged in collision with MV Nordlake in January
1+2 Ordered Shivalik/Project 17A
_ Corvettes
6 Suyanka; Dhanush short-range ballistic missile fired from the INS Suvarna in March
4 Khukri/Type 25
4 Kora/Type 25A
2 Durg/Nanuchka class
12 Veer/Tarantul I class
2 Prabal/Tarantul IV class
4 Abhay/Pauk II class
4 Ordered Kamorta/Project 28 stealth ASW frigates, Kockums building two superstructures, four further ships planned
_ Submarines
10 Sindhughosh/Kilo
6 Ordered Scorpene, 1st due to enter service in 2015 requirement for a further 12 SSK’s under in two further phases under Project 75 I, first phase valued at $11billion
4 Shishumar/Type 209/1500
1+5 Ordered Arihant SSBN, due to enter service in 2015
1 INS Chakra/Project 971 Akula II, leased from Ru. in 2009 delivery delayed until 2011
2 DSRV; RFI issued early 2011
_ Light Forces
5+10 Ordered T-80/Super Dvora II-class
4 Trinkat/SDB Mk5 pb
4 SDB Mk2/3M PB
4 Sankalp NOPV, last vessel completed in December
12 Pondichery/Ru. Natya/Project 266M class upgrading with Thales equipment
6 Mahe-class (Yevgenya)
2 Ordered Osprey class, ex-USN vessels
8 Planned Minesweepers in a $1.4bil programmer launched in late 2010
_ Amphibious Warfare
1 Jalashwa/US Trenton LPD
5 Polnocny
3 Shardul LST
2 Magar-class LST
_ Replenishment and Support
2 Fleet carriers Jyoti and Aditya
2 Ordered Deepak class Fleet Tankers; $210m order, 1st vessel INS Deepak commissioned Jan. 2011

NOTES: Project 17B Frigates being planned, last Foxtrot sub, INS Vagli decommissioned in December. Plans for second floating dock in Andamans RFI for $200m LPD issued in February, deadline for proposal in March.

Indonesian Navy
_ Frigates
5 Ahmad Yani (Ne. Van Speijk)
4 Fatahillah
1 Ki Hajar Dewantara; training duties only
_ Corvettes
4 Diponegoro/Sigma class
16 Pattimura/Parchim class
_ Submarines
2 Cakra/Type 209/1300; Daewoo refurbishment in ROK underway
_ Light Forces
4 Mandau-class Missile FAC (PSMM Mk.5)
4 Kakap clas PB (PB57)
4 Singa FAC (FPB57)
4 Todak class FPB57; being coverted to carry C802 ASMs
8 Siada class (Aus. Attack class)
7 Type 35/36 Class
2 Pulau Rengat (Tripartite)
2 T43
9 Pulau Rote (GDR Kondor class)
_ Amphibious
1 Tanjung Dalpele LSD
3+1 Ordered Makassar LPD; third and the first locally built vessel commissioned Nov 2009, the last Banda Aceh handed over in March 2011
6 Teluk Gelimanuk LST (GDR Frosch I class)
2 Teluk Sirebong (GDR Frosch II)
_ Replenishment and Support
1 Arun oiler (UK Green Rover)
1 Tanjung Dalpele; transport hospital ship

NOTES: Cancellation of order for two Amur 950 and Kilo submarines but Navy have said they have a need for 39 submarines. Indonesia has a requirement for around 20 frigates largely based on Damen’s SIGMA 10514 design and built by PT Pal.

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