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Indian Navy To Get INS Kamorta ASW Corvette Next June

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  1. sudhir007

    sudhir007 SENIOR MEMBER

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    Indian Navy To Get INS Kamorta ASW Corvette Next June ~ ASIAN DEFENCE NEWS

    INS Kamorta, the first in a series of four anti-submarine corvettes being built by the Kolkata-based Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), a defence shipyard, will be delivered to the Navy in June 2012.
    The shipyard, he said, was also constructing eight inshore patrol vessels for the Coast Guard. “We have also concluded negotiations with the Navy for construction of eight-Landing Craft Utility (LCU) for which contract will be signed shortly.”

    On the offshore patrol vessel being designed and built for the Mauritius Police, he said the laying of keel for its first block would take place in September. “Although the contractual delivery period for the 75-metre-long, 1,200-tonne vessel is 42 months, we are trying to advance it.”

    According to Rear Admiral (retd.) Sekhar, the construction of the Car Nicobar-class fast attack crafts (FAC) for the Navy would end this month when the shipyard would deliver the last vessel — the 10th — in the series. The shipyard was also eager to bag the contract from the Navy to build, in tandem with Mazagaon Dock Ltd., seven stealth frigates under project 17 A.

    “They will be bigger than the Shivalik [class of stealth frigates], with more advanced weapon fit and better stealth features. The clearance for this is expected by year-end. We are also anticipating a follow-on order from the Navy for FACs. The FACs we have delivered have done exceedingly well and are of tremendous use in anti-smuggling, anti-poaching and anti-piracy operations,” he said.

    He said the ongoing modernisation drive would help the shipyard speed up the construction of vessels. “We do integrated modular construction and with the new facilities, we can double our capacity to simultaneously build bigger ships.”

    The yard, he said, had strengthened its Engineering Department, which had patented an easy-to-install portable steel bridge. “It's in high demand from the Border Roads Organisation as well as in the power sector. We got a turnover of Rs. 60 crore from this last year.”

    The fully automated indigenous Common Helicopter Traversing System that the shipyard developed with technical support from the U.K.-based Mactagart Scott would be installed on the helicopter deck of the ASW corvettes under construction.
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  2. Night_Raven

    Night_Raven FULL MEMBER

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    Would be waiting !



    Feb 23, 2009
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    P-28 Kamorta Class ASW Corvettes



    First Kamorta Class ship will be delivered next month.

    India's first indigenous anti-submarine warfare ship ready

    Kolkata: India's first indigenously-built anti submarine warfare corvette INS Kamorta is ready to be commissioned into the Indian Navy next month, defence officials said in Kolkata today.

    Built by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata, it will be the first warship armed with an indigenous rocket launcher for anti submarine warfare, they said.

    Indian naval ships. Image courtesy PIBIndian naval ships. Image courtesy PIB

    The corvette is readying to sail out from GRSE's fitting-out jetty in Kolkata to join the Navy's eastern fleet at Vishakhapatnam in July, officials said.
    The sophisticated front line warship with stealth features will also be the first warship armed with the new trainable chaff launcher - Kavach.

    With an approximate displacement of 3,400 tonnes, it can achieve a maximum speed of 25 knots. It is powered by four indigenously designed 3888 KW diesel engines at 1050 rpm and can cover nearly 3,500 nautical miles at 18 knots.

    The overall length of the ship is 109 meters and is nearly 13 metres wide at its maximum bulge.
    With about 90 percent of the ship being indigenous, it is also capable of deploying a helicopter, adding considerable punch to the ship's anti-submarine capability.

    It is also the first naval ship fitted with bow mounted 'Sonar' (sound navigation and ranging) for enhanced underwater surveillance. Integration of indigenous surveillance radar (Revathi) for surface and air surveillance is another first on any Indian warship.
    Each ship will be manned by 14 officers and 150 sailors.

    With reverse osmosis plant for fresh water generation, sewage treatment plant with vacuum toilet facilities totally compliant with International Maritime Organisation regulations, the warship measures up to all stringent regulatory needs to operate across oceans of the world.
    The sturdy warship is the first in its class of four ASW corvettes being built for the Indian Navy.

    Named after islands in Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshwadeep archipelago, ASW corvettes Kadmatt, Kiltan and Kavaratti are to follow suit progressively.

    India's first indigenous anti-submarine warfare ship ready