Mumbai, Jul 21 (IANS) Adding teeth to a aspect combatants fleet, India Saturday consecrated INS Sahyadri, a third of a indigenously designed and built warships that will raise a country’s blue H2O ability and safeguard nautical security.
The state-of-the-art 142.5-metre-long frigate with a fatal brew of array of weaponry and sensors was consecrated here by Defence Minister A.K. Antony.
INS Sahyadri is a third and final of a Project-17 warships built during a Mazagon Docks Limited (MDL) with assistance from a Indian Navy‘s inner pattern bureau.
The initial dual ships in a category are INS Shivalik and INS Satpura, that are now on active duty, including anti-piracy operations in a Gulf of Aden.
Speaking during a initiation ceremony, Antony pronounced Indian Navy’s purpose as a pivotal monitor in compelling assent and fortitude in a Indian Ocean segment has been rarely appreciated.
“However, a benefaction handling sourroundings of a navy dictates that we change a resources, with a plan that is manageable opposite a full operation of blue and brownish-red H2O operations,” he said.
INS Shivalik had final month sailed adult to China’s western Pacific seashore on a long-haul deployment and had berthed in Shanghai.
The Project 17 warships are christened after mountain ranges in India. The 4,900-tonne vessels have one of a many modernized pattern with secrecy facilities in a Indian Navy stable.
The MDL had laid a keel of INS Sahyadri in Mar 2003 and launched it in a H2O in May 2005. The warship had left out into a Arabian Sea for sea trials progressing this year.
India skeleton to build 7 some-more warships of this category in a destiny as a follow-on Project-17A.
The Shivalik category frigates are 142-metre-long and 17 metres wide. They run on dual Pielstick 16 PA6 STC diesel engines and dual GE LM2500+ boost turbines in total diesel or gas (CODOG) configuration.
INS Shivalik was consecrated in Apr 2010 and INS Satpura in Aug 2011. With a commissioning of INS Sahyadri, Project-17, that cost scarcely Rs.10 billion, stands completed.
The Shivalik category frigates are mounted with an MR-760 Fregat M2EM 3-D atmosphere hunt radar, HUMSA (hull-mounted sonar array), 4 MR-90 Orekh radar, an ELTA EL/M 2238 notice and entertainment warning radar, dual ELTA EL/M 2221 search-track-and-guidance radar, ATAS-Thales Sintra towed array systems, BEL Aparna glow control radar and BEL Ajanta electronic crusade apartment to opposite an rivalry attack.
These also lift a brew of Indian, Russian, and Western weapons such as a 3-inch Otobreda gun, DTA-53-956 shoot launchers, RBU-6000 rocket launchers, Shtil surface-to-air barb complement with 24 brief to middle operation missiles, Klub anti-ship journey missiles, Indian BrahMos supersonic journey missiles and a Israeli Barak-I barb counterclaim system.
The frigates are able of carrying dual helicopters of a Dhruv, Sea King or Kamov varieties.R Soft Web Hosting