Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette, INS Kadmatt, has been commissioned on Thursday in Visakhapatnam.
Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE) had bagged an order to build four anti-submarive warfare corvettes for the Indian Navy. INS Kadmatt, is the second of the class, that has been commissioned till date.
INS Kadmatt, the warship with an indigenous content of almost 90 per cent, is 109 meter long, 12.8 meter wide and a deep displacement of approx 3300 tonnes. INS Kadmatt is named after one of the large islands in Lakshadweep.
The warship, with a helipad, has the potential to neutralise the submarines of the enemies by using weapons including torpedos and rocket launchers.
Directorate of Naval Design of the Indian Navy had developed the basic design of the corvette and the in-house design department of GRSE in Kolkata made the detailed design of the ship.
The most important feature of the warship is that it cannot be easily detected by warships of the enemy both above and below the sea surface. The reason being sonar of the enemy ships will face difficulty in detecting the low radiated underwater noise of INS Kadmatt. Moreover the formation of the ship’s hull and the superstructure is such that it gives a low radar cross section to the ship.
INS Kadmatt, which was handed over to the Indian navy on 26 November 2015 by GRSE at its ship yard in Kolkata, can fight in nuclear, biological and chemical warfare environments because of the total atmospheric control ventilation system.
INS Kadmatt was on Thursday commissioned by Admiral Robin K Dhowan, Chief of the Naval Staff at Visakhapatnam. Vice Admiral Satish Soni, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command and Rear Admiral AK Verma, Chairman and Managing Director of GRSE, was also present in the programme.