Skip to comments.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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in before the corvette photos
The INS Arihant (Destroyer of Enemies).
Looks like a Kilo.
And it’s red
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
That’s neither-that’s an ancient Charlie class SSGN. There are no known pictures of the Arihant yet.
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