The second Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Corvette, ‘Kadmatt’, built indigenously by GRSE shipyard here, was on Thursday formally handed over to Indian Navy.
The super-sophisticated frontline warship was handed over by Rear Admiral (Retd) AK Verma, Chairman and Managing Director of Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), to the Commanding Officer of the ship, Cdr Mahesh C Moudgil, at a ceremony here.
At 109m long and with a displacement of 3,200 tonnes, the vessel can reach a maximum speed of 25 knots with an endurance of over 3,400 NM at 18 knots speed.
The warship is designed to accommodate 17 officers and 106 sailors. The basic design for these ships was developed by Indian Navy’s Directorate of Naval Design while the detailed design was made by the in-house design department of GRSE, Kolkata.
GRSE is building four ASW Corvette class ships under the P-28 Project. INS Kamorta, the first in the class, was handed over to the navy last year.
The ship’s main role is to protect the nation’s maritime interests against possible submarine attacks and she is a potent platform for neutralising enemy submarines with an array of weapons like torpedoes, rocket launchers and helicopter, officials said.
The ship has got excellent stealth features for both above and below the sea surface and is equipped with total atmospheric control ventilation system, making her fully capable to fight in nuclear, biological and chemical warfare environments.