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Indian Navy set to get new Stealth Destroyer

  • Kolkata class stealth destroyer INS Kochi is all set to be commissioned in the Indian Navy by the end of September of this year.
  • Designed by the Directorate of Naval Design and built at the Mazgaon Dock in Mumbai, the 163-metre-long and 6,800-tonne stealth destroyer has land attack capability and advanced stealth features which make the warship less vulnerable to detection by enemy radar.
  • Propelled by four gas turbines, the ship can travel at a speed of 30 knots.
  • It will also be fitted with the indigenous supersonic BrahMos surface-to-surface missile system.
  • The ship’s air defence capability, designed to counter the threat of enemy aircraft and anti-ship cruise missile revolves around the vertical launch, long-range surface to air missile system which was being co-developed by DRDO.
  • Indigenously developed twin tube launchers and anti-submarine rocket launchers will add punch to the ship’s anti-submarine capability.

Source: TNIE

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