Jaitley to commission warship INS Kamorta on Friday

Our Bureau Visakhapatnam | Updated on August 21, 2014 Published on August 21, 2014

INS Kamorta: India’s first indigenously-built stealth corvette. - PTI   -  PTI

India’s first indigenously-built stealth anti-submarine warfare corvette, INS Kamorta, is to be commissioned and inducted into the Eastern Naval Command by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley here on Saturday, according to a press release.

It is the first of four ASW stealth corvettes designed by the Indian Navy’s Directorate of Naval Design and built by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd, Kolkata under Project 28. With a displacement of about 3,500 tonnes, the ship is about 110 m long and 14 m wide at the beam. Its propulsion system consists of two diesel engines that can achieve a maximum speed of 25 knots with endurance of about 3,500 nautical miles.

The sophisticated frontline warship is the first Indian naval warship ever built in the country with 90 per cent indigenous content.

Kamorta has been constructed using high-grade steel (DMR 249A) produced in India. Its weapons and sensors suite showcase the nation’s growing capability in designing and developing sophisticated weapon systems, which include heavy weight torpedoes, ASW rockets, medium-range guns and close-in-weapon systems comprising two multi-barrel guns. Her sensors include the most advanced bow-mounted sonar and indigenous air surveillance radar with a capability to detect targets 200 km away. Kamorta has enhanced stealth features that make her less susceptible to detection, the release adds.

Published on August 21, 2014
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