INS Kiltan, an indigenously-built anti-submarine warfare stealth corvette will be commissioned to the Indian Navy by the Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the Naval Dockyard Kolkata.
The anti-submarine warfare stealth corvette was designed by Indian Navy's in-house organisation Directorate of Naval Design and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) in Kolkata. Here are the five important points you need to know.
1. As per Indian Navy statement this project falls under the government's, "Make in India" initiative.
2. This is the third of the four Kamorta-class corvettes being built under Project 28.
3. It is India's first major warship to have a superstructure of carbon fibre composite material resulting in improved stealth features, lower top weight and maintenance costs.
4. The ship hosts a predominantly indigenous cutting-edge weapons and sensors suite which includes heavyweighttorpedoes, ASW rockets, 76 mm caliber Medium Range gun and two multi-barrel 30 mm guns as close-in-weapon system (CIWS) with dedicated fire control systems, missile decoy rockets (Chaff), advanced ESM (Electronic Support Measure) system, most advanced bow mounted sonar and air surveillance radar Revathi.
5. The ship in the future would also be installed with short range SAM system and carry an integral ASW helicopter.
(With PTI inputs)