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India launches its first anti-submarine corvette
Posted on 04/19/2010 10:56:23 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
"Four ships of this class are under construction at GRSE, Kolkata. The first ship is expected to be commissioned by mid-2012 and will be closely followed by the other three ships with the last expected to be commissioned by early 2015," a naval official said.
The corvette, a small fast-moving ship, was ordered in 2003 and the production is delayed by two years.
The official said the 3,100-tonnage ship would be fitted with the latest indigenously developed sonars to detect submarines.
"The torpedo tubes, and scutter (torpedo decoys) launchers contribute to its anti-submarine punch. In addition, the ship will also be equipped with vertically launched point defence missile system (PDMS) and close in weapon systems (CIWS) such as AK 30's and super rapid gun mount (SRGM)," the official added.
"The ship is also equipped with decoy system Kavach, which is designed to counter the threat of various anti-ship missiles," he said.
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: asw; aswc; aswckamorta; corvette; india; indiannavy; kamorta; submarines
in before the corvette photos
posted on 04/19/2010 10:58:16 AM PDT
by a fool in paradise
(We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
To: a fool in paradise
Well if you insist:
posted on 04/19/2010 11:00:25 AM PDT
(There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
The INS Arihant (Destroyer of Enemies).
posted on 04/19/2010 11:15:08 AM PDT
(A closed mouth gathers no feet)
posted on 04/19/2010 11:16:12 AM PDT
posted on 04/19/2010 11:58:09 AM PDT
( "Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too." Voltaire)
Looks like a Kilo.
1. Bigger c.6000 tons
2. Nuclear powered
3. Although not a full sized boomer, there are 4 launch cells that can take a Trident sized missile
posted on 04/19/2010 12:27:28 PM PDT
by Oztrich Boy
(great thing about being a cynic: you can enjoy being proved wrong)
To: Oztrich Boy; JoeProBono; pabianice
Picture of the new corvette in drydock
posted on 04/19/2010 5:07:25 PM PDT
("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
To: JoeProBono; pabianice; Oztrich Boy
That’s neither-that’s an ancient Charlie class SSGN. There are no known pictures of the Arihant yet.
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