- Feb 11, 2007
Mkuu hii imekaaje kwa Jeshi la Kenya kufanya mazoezi na mahasimu wawili wakubwa duniani? Marekani na Urusi? Haitawaudhi Wamarekani hivyo wataamua kutofanya tena mazoezi na jeshi lenu?
Wanajeshi kutokea mataifa kadhaa (USA, India, UK n.k.) kuhusika kwenye haya mazoezi ya pamoja.....mwendo wa kutunisha misuli kuonyesha ubabe au kwa kifupi nani baba lao.....jifanye kama unajikuna tuone.
Brahmos cruise missile
INS Talwar ship lands at the coast in Mombasa on Tuesday, July 27
INS Talwar, classified as one of the most advanced Russian-built warships, landed in Mombasa in order to conduct maritime security exercises alongside the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF).
The security exercises are aimed at assessing and improving the region's maritime security operations as well as increase interoperability among the navies within the East African region.
It is slated to conclude on Friday, August 6.
The exercise will involve participation from the USA, UK, India and international organisations such as Interpol, International Maritime Organisation (IMO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR), and EUCAP Somalia.
During its stay, the ship will serve as host to a number of events to build stronger bridges of friendships with Kenya and the international community.
The high-tech warship was originally built for the Russian army but the Talwar vessel was among the class III frigates commissioned to the Indian Navy after the Indian government inked a Ksh250 billion deal with Russia.
It incorporates stealth technologies whereby the topside and hull sections are designed to reduce detection from other ships in its radar.
The ship is also fitted with BrahMos Cruise Missiles- regarded as the fastest supersonic missile in the world. The missiles use active radar guidance with a maximum range of 220 kilometers.
The ship is also fitted with a medium-range surface-to-air missile system which is ideal to counter threats on land.
The system has a total of 24 missiles accommodated in a magazine located below deck. These types of missiles have a range of 45 kilometers and use inertial guidance and semi-active radar guidance.
- The vessel’s main gun is a forward-fitted AK-190. Its design incorporates stealth technology to reduce the radar signature of the ship. The gun has a firing rate of 60 rounds a minute and can engage targets within a range of 15.2 kilometers.
The Talwar vessel also has a close-in weapon system. This includes two close-range guns and surface-to-air missile clusters.
It is also fitted with a control system that involves full-color operator workstations and three central servers. The system manages and controls all weapons on board, develops combat missions depending on the situation.
Other systems incorporated in the vessel include countermeasure systems and Anti-submarine warfare technologies.