INS Kavaratti -- the last of the four indigenously-built anti-submarine warfare ships under Project 28, in Visakhapatnam, was commissioned
Bengaluru: General Manoj Mukund Naravane commissioned the Kamorta Class stealth corvettes into the Indian Navy.
The Indian Navy on Thursday commissioned INS Kavaratti -- the last of the four indigenously-built anti-submarine warfare ships under Project 28, in Visakhapatnam.
General Manoj Mukund Naravane commissioned the Kamorta Class stealth corvettes into the Indian Navy.
Here are salient features of the INS Kavaratti:
* 'Kavaratti' will be the 104th ship to be constructed and delivered by the Garden Reach Shibuilders and Engineers.
* With a displacement of 3,300 tonnes, the ship has a carbon composite superstructure flawlessly integrated with the steel hull through technology developed by the GRSE.
* 90 per cent components on board the anti-submarine warfare ship are indigenous.
* The ship has an endurance of over 3,400 nautical miles (6296.8km) at 18 knots (33.336kmph) and can accommodate 17 officers and 106 sailors.
* The ship is equipped to fight in nuclear, chemical and biological warfare conditions and its weapons and sensors suite is predominantly indigenous.
* In addition to its anti-submarine warfare capability, the ship also has a credible self defence capability and good endurance for long-range deployments.
* Kavaratti takes her name from erstwhile INS Kavaratti, the Arnala class missile corvette which saw action during the 1971 India-Pakistan war.
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Last Updated Oct 22, 2020, 1:58 PM IST