According to the shipyard the “X” forms of the Hull and Super Structure not only gives very Low Radar Cross Section, but the special design of the propulsion system helps in minimizing Radiated Underwater Noise.
The Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd., (GRSE) shipyard delivered Yard 3020 (Kavaratti), the 104th Warship built at the yard and the last under Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvettes (ASWC) under Project 28, delivered to the Indian Navy. The `Kavaratti’ was handed over by Rear Admiral VK Saxena, IN (Retd.), Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE to Cdr Sandeep Singh, Commanding Officer (Designated) of the ship, in the presence of other top naval officers. The yard has already delivered three ships of the series including INS Kamorta, INS Kadmatt & INS Kiltan earlier which form a major part of the Eastern Fleet of the Indian Navy. The Project 28 Class of ships not only important in strengthening the Indian Defence System, but is the best example of “Make in India” programme.
These ships have been participating in several Overseas Operations and International Maritime Exhibitions at Malaysia, Singapore and other countries including International Fleet Reviews. Recently, INS Kiltan was sent to participate in the Exercise Malabar 2019.
These ships are made of almost 90 per cent indigenous content and are equipped to fight in Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare conditions, featuring the integration of a host of weapons and sensors.
According to the shipyard the “X” forms of the Hull and Super Structure not only gives very Low Radar Cross Section, but the special design of the propulsion system helps in minimizing Radiated Underwater Noise. Also, the Stealth features to ensure that the ships are not visible to the enemy above and below water surface.
What is so special about the Made in India ships?
Special High Strength Warship Grade Steel Type DMR 249A which has been indigenously developed is being used for the first time in the country.
Both Kavaratti and INS Kiltan are the first two warships which have the unique feature of Superstructure which is made of Carbon Fiber Composite Material.
First time ever at any shipyard such composite material is being integrated with steel hull of a ship.
There is around 90 per cent Indigenous Content.