ASW corvette INS Kadmatt to be commissioned at Vizag today
‘INS Kadmatt’, the second indigenous stealth anti-submarine warfare corvette, will be commissioned by Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan at naval dockyard on Thursday.
A unique feature of the ship is the high level of indigenisation incorporated in the production, accentuating the national objective of ‘Make in India’.
The ship has many state-of-the-art equipment which include the rail-less helo traversing system and foldable hangar door for the integral ASW helicopter which not only increases the strike capability of the ship, but also enhances the detection capability manifold, a defence release stated on Wedesday.
About 90 per cent of the ship is indigenous. It has been designed by the Navy’s in-house organisation, the Directorate of Naval Design, and constructed by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited, Kolkata.
‘Kadmatt’ is the latest indigenous ship after ‘Shivalik’ class, ‘Kolkata’ class and ‘INS Kamorta’ wherein a plethora of weapons and sensors have been integrated to provide a ‘Common Operational Picture (COP)’. As an ASW corvette, the ship carries on the legacy of her predecessor INS Kadmatt (P 78), which served the Navy for 24 years from December 23, 1968 to November 30, 1992.
The ship’s weapons and sensors suite is predominantly indigenous and showcases the nation’s growing capability in this niche area, it added.
Upon commissioning, the ship will form part of the eastern fleet which shoulders the responsibility of safeguarding the eastern seaboard of India.
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