Yantar Shipyard to Deliver First of Three Frigates to Indian Navy in April 2012

first_img View post tag: Frigates View post tag: Indian View post tag: April View post tag: 2012 View post tag: Yantar Back to overview,Home naval-today Yantar Shipyard to Deliver First of Three Frigates to Indian Navy in April 2012 March 2, 2012 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval Industry newscenter_img View post tag: shipyard View post tag: deliver View post tag: Navy First out of three frigates built by Yantar Shipyard (Kaliningrad, Russia) will be delivered to Indian Navy in Apr 2012, reports RIA Novosti.Frigate INS Teg has already passed state trials. Second frigate for Indian Navy – INS Tarkash – is under mooring trials, the third ship – INS Trikand – is being completed at the yard. Each ship will be handed over to the customer with a half-year interval.Yantar has been building frigates (on Russian classification – escort ships) for Indian Navy since 2006. In total, the shipyard builds three frigates – INS Teg (“Saber”), INS Tarkash (“Quiver”), and INS Trikand (“Bow”). Project 11356 was developed by Severnoye Design Bureau subordinate to United Shipbuilding Corporation.The frigates are armed with BrahMos missile system having high accuracy and capable to hit targets at 290 km.Project 11356 frigates are used for searching and destruction of submarines, antiship/ASW/antiaircraft defense. The ships’ length is 125 meters, beam is 15 meters, displacement is 4,000 tons, endurance is 5,000 nautical miles, crew is 220 men.Yantar shipyard was registered as a joint stock company in 1996. It is specialized in construction of small- and mid-size warships and civil vessels, ship-repair works, production of maritime and commercial structures.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 02, 2012; Image: shipyard-yantar View post tag: first View post tag: three Yantar Shipyard to Deliver First of Three Frigates to Indian Navy in April 2012 Share this articlelast_img read more

Violent Deaths of Youth Increase in Honduras

first_imgBy Dialogo February 04, 2013 Violent deaths of young people under the age of 23 have increased in Honduras during the three years of Porfirio Lobo’s government, compared to former administrations, Casa Alianza, a non-governmental organization for the protection of children, reported on January 31. “During the 35 months (January 2010-December 2012) in the current administration of Porfirio Lobo, 2,782 deaths of young people in that age group have been reported”, the institution said in a 41 page statement. Casa Alianza, which started operations in Honduras in February 1998, has counted 8,005 executions of youngsters under the age of 23 as a result of a monthly based mass media monitoring. While in 1998 the rate was of 44.44 cases per month, during the current administration it climbed up to 79.48. “It can be seen that the monthly rate of violent deaths and/or executions of children and young people in Honduras are progressively increasing,” said the report. Only in December 2012, 80 young people under 23 died, of which 20 were children between 0 and 17 years old (25%), and 60 were between 18 and 23 (75%). A firearm was used in 87% of cases, and a knife or similar weapon in 7% of cases. According to the organization, “there is an execution pattern in cases where the corpses were found with signs of torture, shots in the head and torso, tied by the hands and feet, wrapped in sheets, heads in plastic bags and scotch tape, neck and shoulder wounds, dismembered corpses inside bags or left by some river or ravine.” Honduras is facing a wave of crime by which the country ranks first in homicides worldwide, with 92 per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the United Nations.last_img read more